Brian from Jeollanamdo earned April's Blogger of the Month award from Blogoseyo, for breaking the story about Coreana, a Korean cosmetics company, using a woman dressed like a sexy femme-nazi to sell face cream, which eventually attracted the attention of the Simon Weisenthal center and CNN, but for which Coreana, to my knowledge, has never apologized, another bit of extreme dis ingenuousness, given the way Korea has vociferously demanded apologies for references to their own wartime humiliations.
(Update: On the comment board, LiveWithPassion tells me that Coreana apologized, but does not feel sorry enough to actually pull the ads and stop glamourizing Nazis and pissing on the graves of all the Jews, Gypsies, Gays, and others killed in concentration camps and otherwise, during World War II. Thanks for the info, Livewithpassion, but sorry to say, this remains indefensible. I'm sticking to my guns, apology or none.)
Metropolitician also writes about the startlingly blase manner of hitler and nazi references here in Korea (and it's a bit of a puzzle, given the war atrocities Japan committed over here in East Asia, that Korea would be so insensitive about using Nazi imagery in Bars, and TV ads.)
Here's my own message to Coreana:
there are only three ways it is appropriate to refer to Nazis in the world today:
1. As a documentarian (see: Disovery Channel)
2. If they're the bad guys in a movie, and you get to kill lots of them. (see also Hellboy, and many, many more) (or if they're portrayed as tragic, inhuman monsters - see Schindler's List.)
3. If you make fun of them, and DON'T GLAMOURIZE THEM OR TRY TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF REFERRING TO THEM.
(from Youtube, via collegehumor)
(oops: posted Indy twice at first. Here's the right clip.)
That's my piece. Thanks for listening.