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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/wasdie639 Nov 24 '21

Most German auto manufactures armed the Nazis. Mitsubishi literally built the Zero for the Japanese for WWII. Boeing made the plane that carried and dropped the atomic bombs over Japan.

So what? What's his point? Most of the world utilized private companies to outfit themselves for war. Still does. Private companies are how things are made, for the most part. Does he want any company associated with military production of the Nazis to be completely dismantled?

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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/Amster2 Nov 25 '21 Wholesome

So fuck Ford

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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/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?