York’s council leader has hit out at a “sick” slogan on a T-shirt on sale in a city centre shop.
Labour’s Coun James Alexander voiced his outrage on a social networking site over the shirt on sale at Blue Moon Trading in Goodramgate.
The clothing, made to resemble T-shirts sold by rock bands when on world tours, bares (sic *sigh*) the slogan: “Adolf Hitler tour of Europe”, underneath which it says destinations England and Russia have been “cancelled”, in reference to Hitler failed attempts to conquer both countries during the Second World War.Heh! I quite like that. It’s clearly a t-shirt tweaking Hitler’s ambitions. Only a total idiot could fail to recognise that.
And that, it seems, is what we have here…
On his Twitter feed yesterday Coun Alexander branded the store “sick” and a “disgraceful shop” .
He said: “It gives a terrible impression, it’s not the tolerant and welcoming York I know.”/facepalm
The shop, which sells guns, shooting accessories, and military memorabilia, is run by Stuart Sykes.
Mr Sykes said: “It’s been a saga for the last 12 months. “We have T-shirts from all sorts of wars, from World War Two to Vietnam.
If the councillor had the common sense to read the T-shirt, he’d see it’s not promoting Hitler – it is making fun of him.”You could argue that if he had common sense, he’d not be a York councillor…
He rejected Coun Alexander’s comments that it gives a bad image of York.
He said: “We sell hundreds to tourists, they’re certainly the biggest buyers. I’d say I’ve sold 20 this week.”So much for that! But the idiot isn’t daunted:
Coun Alexander responded by saying he will pursue the case further, although he has reported the shop numerous times before.What’s that definition of insanity, again? Isn’t it doing the same thing over and over and hoping for a different response?
I mean, surely the police have got better things to do than…
In 2010, police investigated complaints the shop was selling T- shirts emblazoned with the official Nazi state insignia.*sigh*
People of York, you’ve only yourselves to blame; you voted this man in.