Walgreens Removes Hanukkah Wrapping Paper Covered In Swastikas

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A woman in Los Angeles discovered a swastika in the design of a roll of wrapping paper while she was shopping on Saturday in the Hanukkah section of a Walgreens, television station KNBC reported.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes, I had no idea what to do,” Cheryl Shapiro told the station.

Shapiro initially tried to reach her rabbi but was eventually able to get the rolls removed after complaining to the store’s managers, KNBC reported.

“I told them I wanted this taken off the shelves immediately – not just your store, but national,” Shapiro told the station. “I was really putting my foot down because I was appalled by this.”

“I came home and I spoke to my rabbi. He couldn’t believe it,” Shapiro continued. “I’m still very upset about it, that something like this could be on the market.”

Walgreens told KNBC that the company was investigating the sale of the wrapping paper.

h/t Huffington Post

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  1. Outsourcing printing of Haunukkah wrapping paper to Asia? What could go wrong?

  2. It was very likely unintentional, and you can see how it could be missed on casual inspection (it’s in the blue background pattern rater than the more obvious silver foreground). But it’s still kind of incredible that no one noticed it at any stage or design, production and distribution.

  3. We all see what we want to see. Sometimes we see what we are told to see.

  4. “I couldn’t believe my eyes, I had no idea what to do,” Cheryl Shapiro told the station.

    How about you start with calming the fuck down and recognizing an unfortunate and not readily apparent coincidence when you see one?

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