This post first appeared as “‘Magic’ T-Shirts Beg Neo-Nazis To Change Their Ways” on The Shmooze blog of the Forward.
Even following the usual instructions to wash t-shirts inside out to preserve their logos would not have made a difference in this case.
Two-hundred-and-fifty attendees at a recent Neo-Nazi-sponsored “Rock for Germany” concert in Gera, Germany unwittingly ended up with souvenir t-shirts designed so that their logos would come off in the shirts’ first washings.
According to a report in the Toronto Sun, this was not due to shoddy manufacturing, but rather was the result of intentional planning. The washed t-shirts revealed a hidden message: “If your t-shirt can do it, you can do it too — we’ll help you get away from right-wing extremism.”
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