Nipples, Nazi slogans, and racist slurs against Syrian war refugees have all collided on German Facebook to create the ultimate viral headline, and we at Boing Boing are *so very on it.*
So last week, photog Olli Waldhauer posted this photo. The man is holding a racist sign that reads "Don't Buy From Kanaken," which references a Nazi-era slogan about stores owned by Jewish people. "Kanaken" is kind of like the n-word, but for refugees or migrants from the Middle East.
"One of these people is violating Facebook's rules," says the caption, and there's the hashtag #nippelstatthetze ("nipples instead of hate speech").
The image and the story are total viral crack for news outlets in Germany, and hey, we love boobs and outrage here in America too — as well as our own racism and xenophobia.
Wonder if it'll lead to any change?
More on Verge, Washington Post in English. In German: meedia.de, tagesspiegel.de.
#nippelstatthetze https://t.co/JqQWHqctDS pic.twitter.com/m1BY95pRLy
— Micky Beisenherz (@MickyBeisenherz) October 29, 2015
#NippelstattHetze: Origineller Beitrag gg. #Facebook-Löschpolitik von @olliwaldhauer. https://t.co/LWVGyZrVJK pic.twitter.com/GP0oHPtjkl
— Der Tagesspiegel (@tagesspiegel) October 29, 2015