June 12, 2014
An Israeli Knesset member has accused a Nike ad for the World Cup of being Antisemitic because it features bad guys wearing a logo in the form of a shape with six sides.
For the first time ever – that I am aware of – the Anti-Defamation League has come out and stated that the Jew making the claim is wrong, and that the ad is actually not Antisemitic.
“Anyone who thinks this is anti-Semitism is certainly off base,” an ADL spokesperson said in a statement, rejecting a remark to that end by MK Shimon Ohayon of the Yisrael Beytenu party. “You can put anything in a configuration of six. Just because it appears to look like the Star of David, it does not mean it is.”
Nike’s long Internet ad, released Monday in advance of the kickoff of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on Thursday, features animated international soccer stars competing against clones who have taken over the sport and sapped the game of its fun.
The diabolical automatons don a logo designed to appear like a soccer ball with six white spots on a black background, which Ohayon claimed is intentionally similar to a Star of David.
Ohayon, chairman of a Knesset caucus for the struggle against anti-Semitism, said in a statement that “the new anti-Semitic propaganda is insidious and conveys anti-Semitic messages in a subtle fashion, an example of which is the Nike Corporation.”
Ohayon accused Nike of “using Jewish symbols in sports products to transmit anti-Semitic messages.”
This may signal that the ADL is attempting to become more moderate, and appear less extremist and insane in the eyes of their enemies the filthy goyim.
But it probably doesn’t signal that.