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An extremely gross advertisement blunder?
Posted: 01 February 2006 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]
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If this is not a fake, then the add is an extremely gross c.q. painfull blunder by the lay-out department of this German newspaper…

The newspaper article is about Roma/Sinti, and the Auschwitz concentration camp from WWII.

The advertisement merrily exclaims in German: “E.ON takes care of tomorrow’s Gas today!

(image received by e-mail from a friend, source unknown. Unfortunately, the resolution is too low to read the name of the newspaper)

Update: assuming this is some local paper from L

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Posted: 01 February 2006 11:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Oh dear, somebody at the newspaper’s going to catch hell for this layout.

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Posted: 01 February 2006 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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OUCH. Thats gotta be a kick in the face.

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Posted: 01 February 2006 04:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Looking forward to finding out if this is a fake.  What a cock up if not.

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Posted: 01 February 2006 06:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Irregardless, this is extremely poor taste whether a joke, accident or intentional.

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Posted: 01 February 2006 06:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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http://www.eon.com/

this is the E.on home page.  It looks like a gas company

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Posted: 01 February 2006 06:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Yeah, it is.  It seems to be the newspaper’s layout person who did this.  I’m sure it’s a mistake, but E.On is the one who will pay for it.

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Posted: 01 February 2006 08:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I think the scan is a fake.  Look at the bottom line.

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Posted: 01 February 2006 09:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Charybdis - 01 February 2006 11:45 PM

Yeah, it is.  It seems to be the newspaper’s layout person who did this.  I’m sure it’s a mistake, but E.On is the one who will pay for it.

When he was setting it up he probable just had a large box marked “reserved for advertisement” or something like that.  Likewise the company probably had no idea what content would be on the page.  I think the only gaff here is that they didn’t inspect the newspaper carefully before printing it.

Unless it’s fake, of course, but it seems real enough to me.

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Posted: 02 February 2006 12:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Looks real to me too. Just goes to show, context is everything.

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Posted: 02 February 2006 04:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Hmm interesting, but remember folks it probably is just an error, I wouldn’t go as far as saying it’s sick or anything, it’s just unfortunately placed. However, as Citizen Prem said, they should really have proof read the issue before sending it out.

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Posted: 15 February 2006 06:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Any news on this one.  I still think it is a fake.  But then I am wrong AGAIN - doh
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