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Kitler Cat Controversy
A poster created by the German Green Party in Saxony and Hesse shows a cat that looks like Hitler with the tagline "you can't always recognize Nazis at first glance." The poster is meant to be a swipe at their extreme-right opponents.

But the poster has provoked criticism from an unlikely source. has given it a paws down, complaining that it shows a photoshopped Hitler-resembling cat, instead of a real one. They write:

the German Green Party have elected to use Kitlers in their latest electoral literature... It's a shame they had to use a Photoshopped Kitler - there are lots of resident furry Furhers on here who would have loved, I'm sure, to be a model for the Greens!

(via third party watch)
Categories: Animals, Politics
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jan 29, 2008
Comments (3)
My personal favourite:

Posted by Archibold  on  Tue Jan 29, 2008  at  09:33 PM
One correction: the poster was used by the Greens in the election campaign in Lower Saxony, not Saxony and Hesse. Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) and Saxony (Sachsen) are different states. Last Sunday there were elections in Lower Saxony and Hesse, but not Saxony. The articles in German media about this poster only mention Lower Saxony. I've found no mention that the Greens in Hesse also used that poster.
Here are some articles in German:
Posted by Lars Dietz  in  Dsch  on  Wed Jan 30, 2008  at  11:06 AM
The fact that there is a "" is more proof of my theory that the mother of invention is not always necessity.

My cat looks more like Rommel, by the way.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Gruene, Texas  on  Wed Jan 30, 2008  at  01:04 PM
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