12.23.06

Target Bails On Guevera Chic

Posted in The Marketplace at 11:18 pm by

From the AP :

Target Corp. said it had pulled a compact disc case that had a photo of Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara after some customers complained.

Guevara photos are often seen on T-shirts and posters, but some critics thought Target went too far when it put Guevara’s photo on a Target-branded item it was selling in stores. Guevara, a key figure in the Cuban revolution, has been frequently criticized on the right for his violent tactics.

“What next? Hitler backpacks? Pol Pot cookware? Pinochet pantyhose? Target gives this monster a pass, while using common sense on almost everything else it sells,” Investors Business Daily editorialized on Dec. 13.

Funny they’d mention the Hitler backpack. Target, perhaps unwittingly, already has a history of shifting swag that glorifies Der Führer.

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