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The Chinese Embassy in Berlin demanded Friday that a German online retailer stop selling a line of T-shirts with slogans it says are insulting to China.

The offerings from retailer Spreadshirt.de include T-shirts with slogans like "Save a dog, Eat a Chinese," ''Save a shark, Eat a Chinese," and an image of two faux Chinese alphabet characters having sex, with the caption "Now I understand Chinese."

The embassy said in a statement that it has complained to the German government and is seeking an apology, an explanation and for the offending shirts to be pulled.

However, the head of the Leipzig-based company, Philip Rooke, said he planned to keep the disputed designs available for purchase.

Rooke said his company provides an "open platform" for people to create and share ideas on merchandise, and "in a few cases, some people may find a design controversial while others do not."

Philip Rooke, Nanaimo News Now 4 Comments [3/14/2017 10:18:57 PM]
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THX 1138

Although the first two were awful, The last one was kindoff funny. Although, I wonder if its all supposedly for jest, than wouldn't that just be shock value comedy rather than actual racism?

3/15/2017 8:49:17 AM

Demon Duck of Doom

@THX: I don't get the joke there

3/15/2017 12:34:07 PM

THX 1138

@Demon Duck of Doom
I dunno, I just thought the Idea of two chinese characters having sex was mily amusing, kind off like those bumber stickers that have the stick figure humping the word 'It'.Otherwise, i'll admit its pretty stupid.Not really in the same league of Racistness as the first two.

3/15/2017 12:55:20 PM

Man Called True

Not funny, but I've seen much, much worse. Doesn't the embassy have better things to do with its time than protest stupid T-shirts?

3/17/2017 10:36:46 AM

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