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Coreana's Hitler Cosmetics Campaign
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Pyongshin Sangja



Joined: 20 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:23 am    Post subject: Coreana's Hitler Cosmetics Campaign Reply with quote

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코리아나 녹두 - 히틀러도 동과 서를 다 갖지는 못했다


Er. Yo. I noticed an ad for Coreana cosmetics using a girl in an SS uniform on OnStyle last night.

This is the ad I saw:

http://blog.naver.com/jjajan8153?Redirect=Log&logNo=70028430000&vid=0

Here's another one:

http://blog.naver.com/jjajan8153?Redirect=Log&logNo=70028430071&vid=0

Seems to be about, um, white skin. Alert the Israelis?

Thanks to Brian in Jeolla.

http://briandeutsch.blogspot.com/2008/04/nazis-and-cosmetics-go-well-together.html

Would someone translate that first line for me, please? I can read the Hitler part, but the rest...Thanks.
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Css



Joined: 27 Sep 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im probably going to hell but that is REALLY hot
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blaseblasphemener



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Koreans are away that Japan was an ally of Germany during WWII right?
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Pyongshin Sangja



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um. No. Not really.
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Hollywoodaction



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blaseblasphemener wrote:
Koreans are away that Japan was an ally of Germany during WWII right?


There were some pro-fascist Korean intellectuals at that time, one of which studied in Germany and worked closely with the Nazis, Lee Beom Seok (I think he's the same guy who became the first Prime Minister of South Korea).

http://www.geocities.com/volodyatikhonov/aasfascisminKorea.htm

http://metropolitician.blogs.com/scribblings_of_the_metrop/2006/04/the_gates_of_th.html


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Pyongshin Sangja



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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* Lee Beom-seok (李範奭,October 20, 1900 - May 11, 1972) was a Korean independence activist, and afterwards the first Prime Minister of South Korea from 1948 until 1950.


Him? Or are you referring to:



Park Chung Hee?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Css wrote:
im probably going to hell but that is REALLY hot

isn't it
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Pyongshin Sangja



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, by the way. I sent some e-mails last night. Nobody in Korea has responded yet, of course. This is what I got back from the Simon Wiesenthal Centre:

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Sang-Ok Yu April 2, 2008
Chairman
Chan-Won Park
President
Coreana Cosmetics

Gentlemen;

Your renowned company is all about beauty. In your own words you want to promote "Beauty, hope and happiness in your life". It is therefore incomprehensible to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and its constituency of 400,000 families that you would launch a campaign using Nazi symbols and a reference to mass murderer Adolf Hitler in selling your product. Frankly put, these images and references are insult to the memory of the victims of the Nazi Holocaust, when 6 million innocent Jews were systematically murdered and the millions of other innocents who perished at the hands of the Nazi regime, its SS and military. Further, the survivors of those atrocities are outraged that their suffering at the hand of these racist murderers is being mocked by such a campaign. As you know, the Jewish and Korean people have much in common in their long histories, including the terrible tragedies experienced during the years of the second World War. We can only assume that such a campaign was mistakenly undertaken.

We therefore urge Coreana to immediately cancel this campaign and pull all advertising elements that use Nazi symbols and references to Hitler. Please advise us of your decision as soon is possible. I am available by cell phone at 310-210-9750.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper
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crusher_of_heads



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Homer, I hope the people at Coreana overcome their collective character defect that is face saving and do the rigt thing-pull the ad and make a public apology.


Homer, I am waiting for that to happen.
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bassexpander



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been sent off to Fox news. Wonder if they'll do anything with it.
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crusher_of_heads



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bassexpander wrote:
It's been sent off to Fox news. Wonder if they'll do anything with it.


Why there-ship it off to Arirang it will be the lead in at 7pm tonight.
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Captain Corea



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At first, I thought the uniform could have been just... kind of a general one (as in not country specific), but after the close up and the sound bites of the first vid I'm convinced it's in bad taste.
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crusher_of_heads



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blaseblasphemener wrote:
Koreans are away that Japan was an ally of Germany during WWII right?


I was talking with the society teacher at school, who has more than passable English-he didn't know what The Holocaust was. So I am guessing no-that and Confucianism encourages ignorance.


We get it, igtg-you dream of this chick for all the wrong reasons.
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pkang0202



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That company should definitely pull the ad and apologize.

This is a case where Marketing doesn't talk to PR.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now im wondering if ive become jaded in my old age...I dont really have a problem with the ad...and not just cos of the girl.
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