Saturday, May 12, 2007

British store pulls "ethnic cleansing" T-shirt

Via AP:

One of Britain’s largest menswear stores has pulled a T-shirt off its racks after realizing it bore a slogan similar to those used by Russian right-wing groups to promote ethnic cleansing, the company said Saturday.

Burton stores stopped selling the T-shirts on Friday in response to concerns raised by a Russian-speaking staff member, a week after 6,000 of the shirts went on sale, a spokeswoman said.

The slogan written in Cyrillic script translates to “We will cleanse Russia of all non-Russians!” The company said it thought the slogan meant “Be proud of Russia!”

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