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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sick ... not 'Chic' !!!!

A fashion label's decision to name one of their jackets after a Nazi concentration camp is more Sick than Chic!!!!   Evil Twin, an Australian line of apparel with the logo "embrace your dark side,"   has dubbed its flannel-lined jacket the Belsen Was a Gas Military Parka.

The clothing line lifted the name from a Sex Pistols song from the 1978 album "The Great Rock and Roll Swindle." 

The song's lyrics decried the horrors of Nazi death camps with darkly humorous lyrics .....

"Belsen was a gas, I heard the other day
In the open graves where the Jews all lay
'Life is fun and I wish you were here'
They wrote on postcards to those held dear."

was a concentration camp in Germany where hundreds of thousands of Jews, including famed teen diarist Anne Frank, died during WWII.  There was, however,  No gas at the camp ~ it was not a Killing Machine, although definitely a death camp ~  Jews there died of other means of mass execution,  disease, hunger and cold!!

The Australian clothing company defines itself as "left-of-centre everyday wear with a dash of avant garde … punk street styles with designer lines and glitzy, trashy '80s influences … wardrobe staples that make a statement."

Shops in New York, Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles stock the label.   Although, the coat's creepy moniker may be adversely affecting its sales ~ its price has been slashed 40% on the e-commerce site that stocks the label,   buydefinition.com/catalog/belsen-military-parka

Sign of the Anti-Semitic times ........ ?????


  1. These foul trolls are just attention whores who couldn't get their product line arrested were it not for the outrageous publicity stunt.

    May G-d cause their investment to be a complete and total loss.

  2. It just got worse:

    This thing is for sale on AMAZON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I am not making this up. Here is the link:

    Evil Twin The Belsen Was A Gas Military Parka,Winter Coats & Jackets for Women
    Evil Twin The Belsen Was A Gas Military Parka,Winter Coats & Jackets for Women:

  3. It was ALSO for sale at Buy Definition dot com


  4. Here is what teh designer says about their wares:

    "Evil Twin is all about the left-of-centre everyday wear with a dash of avant garde. Think grungy punk street styles with designer lines and glitzy, trashy 80s influences and you'd almost be there. The pieces are fun and flashy and can be taken from AM to PM quicker than you can change from beat up cons to multi-inch platforms - wardrobe staples that make a statement.. "