Controversial Print Ad: “Change your style, don’t follow your leader!”
2010 May 26
The 18ft high posters of Hitler advertise a line of clothing for young people and adorn street corners and bus stops in Palermo, Sicily’s biggest city.
The ads show the Fuhrer in a lurid pink uniform, with his swastika armband replaced with one bearing a bright red heart, above the slogan “Change Style – Don’t Follow Your Leader”.
Many local people say the advertising campaign is offensive and have called for the posters to be taken down. A city councillor with the centre-Left Democratic Party, Rosario Filoramo, has protested to the mayor of Palermo.