Just when you think people couldn’t come up with another idiotic idea

| September 21, 2020

Then some idiot comes up with the idea to make a “World War II Evacuee” costume. Another idiot sells it to a major retailer. Still more idiots put it out to market. So much failure to exercise good judgement and taste here.

Comparisons have been made that this is an Anne Frank costume (in fact, one place listed it as such). Do these people just really not understand history?

The Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC), Australia’s leading civil rights organization, has called on Australian stores to remove the evacuee girl and evacuee boy costumes from their shelves.
In a statement on Saturday, ADC Chairman Dr. Dvir Abramovich said the costume was a “new low” for “poor taste, insensitivity and trivialisation of the Holocaust.”
“This costume that seeks to make a profit out of suffering and tragedy crosses the line, big time.,” Abramovich said. “Cheap exploitation is not the way to honor the memory of the millions of children who were not evacuated in time, and who suffered terrible deaths.”
Reviews of the “WWII evacuee girl” costume on Amazon seem to be a very mixed bag, with some outraged over the imagery, some outraged at the “itchy” fabric, and some, (perhaps worryingly) delighted by the costume’s resemblance to Frank, landing it an overall 4.3 rating on the retail site.
Read the rest here; Jerusalem Post

Category: "Teh Stoopid", Aussies

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    Perhaps those who say ‘it never happened’ should be subjected to it.

  2. Green Thumb says:

    I wonder if All-Points Logistics had the contract.

  3. The Other Whitey says:

    What……?
    How……?
    Why……?
    …………..
    …………..
    Who the fuck even comes up with something like that?

  4. Sparks says:

    This goes in the category of “anything for a buck”.

  5. David says:

    Seems to me the Anne Frank connection is an overreach, but tend to think of the English kids sent out to the countryside to avoid the Blitz. Still not something I would dress my daughters in at that age. On a par with the idiots who brought out Jesus dolls, not thinking ahead to what abuse little girls tend to do to their dolls over time.

  6. OWB says:

    Another stupid idea that offends me. But there are a LOT of things in that group. And it really doesn’t matter much in the great scheme of things.

    Meanwhile, are we still allowed to express our outrage? ‘Cause this is pretty outrageous. Maybe the makers of this thing are counting on their potential purchasers being ignorant of history as well as oblivious of how truly insensitive this is.

    Do number tattoos come with it or those sold separately?

  7. OlafTheTanker says:

    What’s next, are we going to go after Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy from a certain set of novels by C.S. Lewis because they too were also WW2 evacuees?

    Anne Frank was never an evacuee, she was hidden with her family as a refugee until captured and shipped off to a concentration camp.

    Nothing about that was remotely considered evacuation.

  8. Ex Coelis says:

    Redefines the word insensitive… Pillocks one and all

  9. 5th/77th FA says:

    Damn! What’s next, a striped POW uniform with a Star on it? How about the sold separately number tattoo? Maybe we can get a weight loss program going with the “Auschwitz Diet Plan”?

    GMAFB

  10. NHSparky says:

    I wish I could be surprised by shit like this anymore.

  11. SFC D says:

    Give the girl a WW2 vintage rifle and she becomes a French resistance fighter. Problem solved.

  12. xyzzy says:

    I bet the sick assholes who came up with this are the same sick assholes that gave us the movie “Cuties”. It would not surprise me at all.

    I want to hear what, exactly, the makers were thinking when they came up with this. Was it a misguided attempt at teaching history? Or are they just that crass and exploitative?

  13. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

  14. Martinjmpr says:

    Wait, so couldn’t the “WWII Evacuee” ‘costume’ be more simply labeled as “ordinary persons clothing circa 1940 – 45?”

    It would be like selling a double-breasted suit and calling it “WWII Civilian man’s costume.”

  15. Charles says:

    Australia.

    During World War II children in England, Scotland and Ireland were sometimes sent into the countryside (or the United States or Canada) in an effort to avoid German bombs, and the V-1 / V-2 rockets. My mother attended high school in New Orleans with a Scottish evacuee girl, who spent the war years in the US, then returned to Scotland and NEVER told her children of her experience in America.*

    I assume the Aussies may have sent their children into the outback when there was a real chance of Japanese invasion, perhaps in their memory it was something the parents would want their children to know about now. Perhaps in a “war is hell” and disrupts lives of even little children frame of reference.

    *Two reasons she may have never told her children:

    1 – Among some in the UK — to this day — it was considered shameful to run for safety or send your children to safety when even young Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth remained in England throughout the war, in fact, joining the Army as a truck driver.

    2 – While in New Orleans, the evacuee’s mother died, and within the year her father had married his deceased wife’s sister. So the evacuee sailed back to Scotland to discover that her aunt was now her mother.