November 10, 2006, - 10:48 am

Screw-Up: Wal-Mart Sells Nazi Death’s Head Ts

By Debbie Schlussel
Well, they’ve decided to bring Christmas back to Wal-Mart, but never did anything about their penchant for employing illegal aliens (here and here).
And now, Wal-Mart screwed up on something else. Rick at Bent Corner discovered that Wal-Mart is selling t-shirts that bear a skull and bones exactly like the Nazi SS division, Death’s Head Battalion (“Totenkopf”), which included such evil men as Johann Leprich. It’s now frequently worn by Neo-Nazis.
I’m sure the purchasers at Wal-Mart had no idea and wouldn’t deliberately sell Nazi emblem-laden clothing, but this screw-up needs to be corrected. Wal-Mart needs to immediately pull and destroy the shirts. And its personnel must investigate which of its vendors sympathizes with the Nazis and decided to pull a fast one on the retail giant. Check out the pictures of the Wal-Mart T and the Nazi Death’s Head:


Nazi Death’s Head Battalion Emblem; Wal-Mart Skull T-Shirt

Thanks to reader Chris D. who pointed this out and is rightly disturbed by this.
Let’s see if Wal-Mart responds appropriately and how quickly. We note that Islamists worldwide got mad at Burger King and Nike, merely because a swirl on Ice cream and running shoe emblems, respectively, slightly resembled the Arabic cursive for “Allah.” That was absurd.
But this is a legit concern.

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3 Responses

Thanks Debbie for taking the time to look over my email, even though we’ve not always seen eye to eye. The instant I saw this I knew it was something you’d be interested in. Granted there’s free speech, but for wal-mart, who censors graphic movies and audio cd’s, they’ve already forgone that right. Hopefully the traction that your blog pulls, plus this stories exposure on will result in the retailer removing this shirt from the shelves.

FSM-FTW!(descent) on November 10, 2006 at 11:42 am

Thanks for posting about this and bringing even more attention to this issue. Wal-Mart is still selling these shirts. My wife and I walked into Wal-Mart yesterday (on Veteran’s Day I might add) and found a stack of these shirts still on the sales floor.
I find it ironic that Wal-Mart refuses to sell music that has adult language to an adult, but doesn’t seem to mind selling Nazi swag to children.

Bent Corner on November 12, 2006 at 12:25 pm

YOU GO WAL MART! I will have to go there today and see if they still have them!! i will have to buy more than one!!

robert caudle on August 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm

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