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New York subway cars plastered in Nazi symbols as part of advertising campaign

Seats on New York City subway shuttle cars are plastered in symbols from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, intended to promote a new entertainment series on Amazon’s TV service.

The Gothamist website quotes a passenger, Ann Toback, as saying: “Half the seats in my car had Nazi insignias inside an American flag, while the other half had the Japanese flag in a style like the World War II design, so I had a choice, and I chose to sit on the Nazi insignia because I really didn’t want to stare at it…I shouldn’t have to sit staring at a Nazi insignia on my way to work.”

Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesperson Adam Lisberg said: “The updated standards prohibit political advertisements. Unless you’re saying that you believe Amazon is advocating for a Nazi takeover of the United States, then it meets the standards. They’re advertising a show.”

The standards also require that the Authority “Maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all MTA employees and customers.”

Photo: Ann Toback/Gothamist

Source: Gothamist

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