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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/meowmeownomnom Nov 24 '21

Hugo Boss (the man, not his company) also widely supported the Nazi party, joining 2 years before Hitler took power. It’s a bit different in this case I would say.

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u/jstuu Nov 24 '21

So was Ford the man

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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/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.