Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Dubai gym posts an Auschwitz ad on facebook.

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Update! Add your alternate headlines in the comments...
The founder of The Circuit Factory in Dubai placed this ad promoting exercise classes on the gym's facebook page, and then quickly took it down hours later, according to UAE's daily newspaper, The National.
Kiss your calories goodbye! (Alternate copyranter headlines: 1.3 million reasons to slim down inside! and Feel The Burn!)
The founder, Phil Parkinson, said, “The idea of the campaign isn’t to upset anybody. The way branding works is (listen closely to this expert) you want people talking about your business. We want them talking about us, but we don’t want people to take offence at it. He added that he used the Auschwitz image because the classes are "like a calorie concentration camp."
Oh, well, I see no problem then (thanks Brandon).
Previously: Christmas vodka billboard makes fun of cheap Jews (also pulled).

32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is nothing compared to the anti-semetic cartoons, etc seen in newspapers and TV across the Arab world.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALT headlines:

"Genocidally purge your calories"

"A final solution for a great workout routine"

"Hate the fat like you hate the Jews"

"Be a bigot without having a big gut"

2:01 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Winner winner chicken dinner on the final solution line, and I'm alternately liking/hating the Bigot one.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous cath said...

Might be a tad too obvious, but "Workouts set you free."

2:31 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

No, that's a good one.

2:33 PM  
Blogger JB said...

Arbeit macht buff.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous morningcigar said...

ALT headline:

Work it hard, then hit the showers.

3:36 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Yes yes, like showers.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous morningcigar said...

You can never be too thin.

3:49 PM  
Blogger cheeseonearth said...

This is great. It reaffirms and validates my disinterest in going to a gym. They're full of fascists.

4:00 PM  
Blogger jonlewis said...

Tight jeans? Never again.

Tired of overblown weight-loss claims?

4:07 PM  
Blogger Rabbi Michael Bernstein said...

You can't deny the results

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Dr. Josef Mengele said...

CIRCUIT FACTORY

"Our final solutions await you!"

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALT headline:

"Left/Right, Left/Right, time is running Raus, Raus, your choice!"

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yes yes, like showers."

Oh yeah? How often do you hit the shower? You like public showers?

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Matt said...

New machines. Clean locker rooms. Killer showers.

4:53 PM  
Blogger Sausage said...

Less Lebensraum?

5:16 PM  
Anonymous cath said...

"We'll help you melt those pounds right off."

5:31 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

"FREE Bowl of Soup and Piece of Bread after every daily workout!"

"For a good 'Aush-schvitz', try our new 'oven-style' sauna booths"

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Your tattoos are safe with us!"

"We provide you with soaps that contrary to popular belief are 99.4% pure, and vertically striped black and grey towels!"

6:10 PM  
Blogger Sausage said...

For your New Year workout Pogrom

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Landon Donovan said...

@ Sausage

Good to see that love has conquered all your random hatreds since your last diatribe was 'Random Hatred # 4' dated MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2007.

8:29 PM  
Anonymous SG said...

Alternate headlines:

"Free accommodation onsite"

"Watch those calories melt away"

"Bring your relatives, friends and known associates"

"We'll mind your valuables while you work out"

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At our gym, you'll really feel the burn.

11:49 PM  
Anonymous syed said...

Dumb ARABASS! Burn the Calories, or i will burn you down

12:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

u r f*cking idiot

6:11 AM  
Blogger Sausage said...

Landon - did Bianca lend you her computer? Pussy.

12:31 PM  
Blogger shortleif said...

So that's what branding is ...

"Winner of the worlds greatest fat camp award 1940-1945."

2:07 PM  
Anonymous FYI said...

In Jerusalem, the Holocaust Is Trivialized

Even for the ultra-Orthodox, the Holocaust and Nazism are tossed blithely into political discourse. Is nothing sacred?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/01/03/in-jerusalem-the-holocaust-is-trivialized.html

3:45 PM  
Blogger Keir said...

This is terrible, but living in China for 8 years I've seen worse. Nazi flags sold alongside national flags at the Olympics. Cartoon Hitlers promoting air conditioning. Women kitted out in SS uniforms promoting catalogues. A few of them I saved and put on my site: http://tracesofevil.com

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are the victim of an internet hoax. Contact the real Phil for details- you'll probably end up retracting this.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous polishsasuage said...

Scandal !!!

1:50 PM  

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