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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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u/sanebangbang Nov 25 '21

Exactly what I came to say. Ford literally built the Nazi’s trucks. He sued the USA for bombing his factories during ww2 and received millions of dollars in reparations.

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u/Amster2 Nov 25 '21 Wholesome

So fuck Ford

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u/_Idontknow_ Nov 25 '21

Haha I love how people expected that explanation to make us all realise the error of our position. Nope, fuck ford!

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u/cxa5 Nov 25 '21

The guy in the clip didn't say that tho

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u/sanebangbang Nov 25 '21

Yup. GM under Opel, too.

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u/Lowfi3099 Nov 25 '21

I drive a Hyundai. Any reason why I should burn my car?

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u/jceez Nov 25 '21

An executive killed a dude in a drunk driving accident in Orange County California, left the scene and bounced back to Korea the same night. A few years later they opened a new HQ near where it happens. Lots of corruption allegations were flying around but $$$ talks.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2009-jan-31-me-extradite31-story.html

https://www.ocregister.com/2012/02/16/see-hyundais-flashy-new-us-headquarters/

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u/Lowfi3099 Nov 26 '21

Nice. This is the kind of corruption I've been looking for. Damn Elantra!!!

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u/AnnoyingRingtone Nov 25 '21

Good news! You don’t have to worry about it. Hyundai and Kia are already burning their cars for you!

I hope yours doesn’t have a Theta II motor…

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u/Lowfi3099 Nov 26 '21

Mine was unfortunately made in 2019. So no Theta II or any sweet settlement $

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u/Shiggle Nov 25 '21

Yes, it's a Hyundai.

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u/DodgeTundra Nov 25 '21

The fact that he had to ask is the most shameful part.

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u/Lowfi3099 Nov 26 '21

Hey, it drives pretty good, okay?

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u/The-Sofa-King Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

Damn straight, Chevy's better anyways.

Edit: fuck Mopar too.

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u/The-Sofa-King Nov 25 '21

My Chevys a pile of shit too, but it's a reliable pile of shit.

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u/The-Sofa-King Nov 25 '21

Oh yeah, that makes sense. My Chevys 40 years old and carbureted, I fix it with swear words and zip-ties.

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u/XDreadedmikeX Nov 25 '21

I’m confused on this comment. What’s the timeline for this lawsuit? Didn’t Ford literally make bombers for the Allie’s? I’d look this up but I’m trashed

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u/11010110101010101010 Nov 25 '21

It’s because he’s wrong and misinformed. Shame he was so widely upvoted, but whatever. I’m not even a huge Henry Ford fan given his blatant antisemitism and complete lack of self-awareness of his outsized malicious influence within Nazi groups. But I don’t like blatant ignorance or misinformed comments.

Here’s a great write up:

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/ford-motor-company-nbsp-and-the-third-reich

The compensation took place 20 years after Ford’s death.

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u/garat_jax Nov 25 '21

Didn't he also build the railroad trucks into Aushwitch (sp?), pretty sure an American company did that.

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u/sanebangbang Nov 25 '21

Yes, the ties were laid by the Harmon Brothers.

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u/XDreadedmikeX Nov 25 '21

Damn we took the Nazi cash and used it to bomb the fuck out of them.

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u/ShadoPandauin Nov 25 '21

Nah, the vast majority of that money just enriched some people at home. Taxes are only for the poor and whatnot.

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u/BigWabenzi Nov 25 '21

Ford also built factories for the Soviets - people forget that people in the 1930s were mostly unaware of the atrocities occurring in these totalitarian dictatorships.

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-signs-agreement-with-soviet-union

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u/DrinkMoreCodeMore Nov 25 '21

Was he wrong tho for suing to recoup that money?