I can’t say that I’m a big watcher of Sky History, so I wasn’t aware that they’ve started a new reality TV competition called ‘The Chop’ where contestants compete for the title of Britain’s best woodworker.
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I am now though because whoever was in charge of the show decided to select a neo Nazi with white supremacist tattoos all over his face as a contestant and then use him in all the promo adverts for it. Real smart idea – take a look at the advert below:
— Sky HISTORY (@HISTORYUK) October 19, 2020
Now, at first glance this dude seems like a pretty nice guy and not a white supremacist, aside from perhaps all the facial tattoos which are always going to be somewhat of a red flag. However, before anyone says that I’m jumping the gun a bit by calling him a Neo Nazi just because of his facial tattoos, it’s common knowledge that 88 is a white supremacist tattoo – it’s a numerical code for Heil Hitler – and ‘homegrown’ also has racist connotations as well. There’s a 23/16 tattoo as well which also means ‘white power’ too.
Even if the guy had those tattooed on his face for another reason, at the very least Sky History should probably address the backlash and have their social media manager reply to everyone calling them out about it or issue a statement of something. Here are just a few of the wealth of replies that they’ve received regarding the advert:
— DrumJamieDrum (@drumjamiedrum) October 20, 2020
They’d have to cover his whole head. That’s not the only neo-nazi tattoo. Or alternatively, they could’ve just not had him on their platform at all.
— Becca, Murder Hornet (@rstoneham77) October 20, 2020
Fgs, even a *plaster*
— Lizzie 🧵🇪🇺 (@LizzieCharlton) October 20, 2020
Well done on finding Britain’s cheeriest Nazi. I’m sure his presence on a HISTORY CHANNEL will be very reassuring. Would be great if he could front some of your WWII programmes, absolutely sure he has opinions.
— Ian Morris (@IanMorris78) October 20, 2020
He’s got a 23/16 tattoo on his head as well. Surely they should check this sort of stuff out first
— Arthur 🇳🇴 (@flatujens) October 20, 2020
How many departments did this have to get through to end up on TV? Incompetence at every level.
— 反ファシスト 🎗 (@steverochester) October 20, 2020
What have you done? How can this be shown and promoted? Did noone at the History Channel have any questions about this?
— Sara Pickering (@SaraPickering6) October 20, 2020
Yeah, definitely seems like he’s a neo Nazi and you can’t really argue with that interpretation after reading all of that. I suppose there’s the possibility that he’s a reformed character and keeps the tattoos on his face as a reminder of his past mistakes or something – even though that’s a really stupid idea – but if that was the case Sky History should really have set the record straight by now.
Probably isn’t though and I’m just grasping at straws to try ant think how they could possibly have let this happen. As it stand, it just looks like a major screw up by them. Embarrassing.
For more of the same, check out this 128 year old man who claims that he’s Adolf Hitler. Not sure why anyone would even say that.