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(New Zealand Herald)   Kinder chocolate eggs included a perceivably racist toy - meme-ready picture included in article also a New Zealand insult   (nzherald.co.nz) divider line
    More: Amusing, Ku Klux Klan, Kinder Surprise, offensive toy, white Kinder character, large number of people, blue balloons, white supremacist, Chocolate eaters  
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2019-01-12 04:48:34 PM  
"Stop been sooks about everything"

Wut?
 
2019-01-12 05:00:54 PM  
Pakeha, please.
 
2019-01-12 05:30:51 PM  

stan unusual: Pakeha, please.


Nice one!
** golfclap **
 
2019-01-12 05:45:02 PM  

Erma Gerdd: "Stop been sooks about everything"

Wut?


Stop being a crybaby. That's what the phrase means, that is. I'm not accusing you personally, Erma Gerdd, of being a crybaby.
 
2019-01-12 07:08:35 PM  
Krusty Komedy Klassic
Youtube 7KNtWrC7vfI
 
2019-01-12 07:42:39 PM  
So a company used their own initial and it happened to be K.

Next thing you know, people are gonna get butthurt over snails because the Medieval scribes uses them in place of Turks or something in all their illuminations.

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2019-01-12 08:34:07 PM  

calbert: [YouTube video: Krusty Komedy Klassic]


I came here for that, and I leave sassyfied.
 
2019-01-12 08:35:17 PM  
Do/did they even have a KKK wherever the fark kinder garbage is made? I can't expect everyone from every country to remember the initials of our least endearing organizations.
 
2019-01-12 08:36:47 PM  
Intentional? Probably not. Still, someone in quality control should get a letter in their file.
 
2019-01-12 08:38:10 PM  
Kinder should have also pointed out that they sell those eggs everywhere except the US, so why would any other country associate it with an American affliction?
 
2019-01-12 08:38:14 PM  
all cars that have SS on them must be destroyed.
 
2019-01-12 08:39:42 PM  
The Ku Klux Klan is a white supremacist American hate group which supports white nationalism and discriminates against immigrants and coloured people.

And Jews. And Catholics. And gays...
 
2019-01-12 08:42:17 PM  
Get over it people!!
 
2019-01-12 08:42:51 PM  
I just placed an entire Kinder Egg in my mouth right now, so I'm really getting a kick....I'm choking......ACK.....ACK.....THUD!
 
2019-01-12 08:43:07 PM  
That toy would go for mega on Pawn Stars
 
2019-01-12 08:46:41 PM  

Literally Addicted: Kinder should have also pointed out that they sell those eggs everywhere except the US, so why would any other country associate it with an American affliction?


Exactly. They are not even sold in the one country where KKK represents a bad thing.
 
2019-01-12 08:46:52 PM  

Literally Addicted: Kinder should have also pointed out that they sell those eggs everywhere except the US, so why would any other country associate it with an American affliction?


Thoughts and prayers arent as satisfying as outrage. Now everyone can behold their virtuous moral courage.
 
2019-01-12 08:46:52 PM  
Ku Klux Klan is American and Kinder Eggs aren't even supposed to be sold in the U.S because American kids can't tell the difference between plastic eggs and food. Which is a shame because Kinder Eggs are both fun and delicious.
 
2019-01-12 08:48:48 PM  
Kinder Surprise - Choocadoobie (1983, UK)
Youtube 8ocoIKCtF9s
 
2019-01-12 08:51:41 PM  
 
2019-01-12 08:51:41 PM  
People that are offended by this are ______.
 
2019-01-12 08:53:24 PM  

gaspode: Literally Addicted: Kinder should have also pointed out that they sell those eggs everywhere except the US, so why would any other country associate it with an American affliction?

Exactly. They are not even sold in the one country where KKK represents a bad thing.


To be fair we don't take kindly to Nazis either and they didn't operate anywhere near here.
 
2019-01-12 08:54:12 PM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: all cars that have SS on them must be destroyed.


What's wrong with Super Saiyan ?
 
2019-01-12 08:54:23 PM  
If they'd gone with four balloons instead of cheaping out, they wouldn't be in this mess.  Or just used one balloon.  Even 2 would have been fine.  But the number of the counting was three.
 
2019-01-12 08:56:05 PM  
I think it's nice that KKK doesn't ring any negative bells with some people.  One day I hope that the Indian symbol representing well-being will no longer be vilified because of some insecure man-boy who was afraid of people with curly sideburns.
 
2019-01-12 08:59:30 PM  

fusillade762: The Ku Klux Klan is a white supremacist American hate group which supports white nationalism and discriminates against immigrants and coloured people.

And Jews. And Catholics. And gays...


And libruls, and city folk, and revenuers, and book lerners, and people into personal hygiene
 
2019-01-12 09:01:16 PM  

crispy pizza: Do/did they even have a KKK wherever the fark kinder garbage is made? I can't expect everyone from every country to remember the initials of our least endearing organizations.


Thats the same thing I told members of my trade group, the North American Zamboni Importers.
 
2019-01-12 09:01:29 PM  
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KKKid's meal now available!
 
2019-01-12 09:05:33 PM  

dyhchong: gaspode: Literally Addicted: Kinder should have also pointed out that they sell those eggs everywhere except the US, so why would any other country associate it with an American affliction?

Exactly. They are not even sold in the one country where KKK represents a bad thing.

To be fair we don't take kindly to Nazis either and they didn't operate anywhere near here.


The makers of Kinder eggs stopped putting in the little SS flags back in '45.
 
2019-01-12 09:10:01 PM  
sook (sʊk) n 1. dialect Southwest English a baby 2. derogatory a coward 3. (Animals) informal NZ a calf [perhaps from Old English sūcan to suck, influenced by Welsh swci swead tame] sook (suːk) or souk vb to suck n 1. the act or an instance of sucking 2. a sycophant; toady [Old English sūcan] sook Past participle: sooked Gerund: sooking Imperative ...
 
2019-01-12 09:10:11 PM  

doglover: So a company used their own initial and it happened to be K.

Next thing you know, people are gonna get butthurt over snails because the Medieval scribes uses them in place of Turks or something in all their illuminations.

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do you have some more info on the snails? I've read quite a bit about them, and I've never heard of them representing the Turks. I'd love to read it if you have a link?
 
2019-01-12 09:10:35 PM  

fusillade762: The Ku Klux Klan is a white supremacist American hate group which supports white nationalism and discriminates against immigrants and coloured people.

And Jews. And Catholics. And gays...


That's mostly covered under "immigrants."

CSB:  In 1954, my Italian grandparents moved from New Jersey to a small town in Alabama.  Granddad was a welder, there to work on the pipelines.  The day they moved in, a group of local town ladies dropped by to welcome my grandmother to the community.  They asked her if she had found a church to join yet, and in her thickly accented English she said she hadn't figured out where the local Catholic church was yet.  That night, the KKK burned a cross on their lawn.  Fun times.
 
2019-01-12 09:12:01 PM  
Chrysler was a bit more subtle; they called 'em K cars.  You got the secret discount if you bought three at a time.
 
2019-01-12 09:13:24 PM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: all cars that have SS on them must be destroyed.


Porsche used turbochargers made by Kuhnle, Kopp & Kausch back in the day.

"A single KKK turbocharger producing 15.5 psi (1.1 bar) enabled the engine to generate a maximum power output of 420 PS (309 kW; 414 hp) at 6,800 rpm"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche​_​944
 
2019-01-12 09:15:14 PM  
Yes....this business used to exist in my city.  IIRC, they are no longer open.

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2019-01-12 09:15:38 PM  

SumoJeb: doglover: So a company used their own initial and it happened to be K.

Next thing you know, people are gonna get butthurt over snails because the Medieval scribes uses them in place of Turks or something in all their illuminations.

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do you have some more info on the snails? I've read quite a bit about them, and I've never heard of them representing the Turks. I'd love to read it if you have a link?


I might be wrong. Some neighbor the knights had a war with. So, it could be ANYONE.

It might have been the Lombards, not Turks

I was crossing up Smithsonian mag with Black Adder.
 
2019-01-12 09:20:01 PM  
Backwards R.
Must have been the Ruskies.
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2019-01-12 09:21:20 PM  
Not so csb:

Years ago I had an office downtown in our small town near southeast Indiana, and i had decided to close it up and go back to working from home. I was driving my last truck load away and on the corner was a couple klansmen in full robes handing out literature. You see them on tv and hear the stories, but seeing them in the wild chills you to the bone. When the light turned green i blew my horn and shot them both the finger. The instant i did that six guys in cammo carharts I hadn't seen  appeared out of door ways. I was kind of scared.
 
2019-01-12 09:22:43 PM  

fusillade762: The Ku Klux Klan is a white supremacist American hate group which supports white nationalism and discriminates against immigrants and coloured people.

And Jews. And Catholics. And gays...


But they would like you to knlw they have nothing to do with the Westborough Baptist Church
 
2019-01-12 09:24:05 PM  
When I lived in Kenya a good number of the license plates started with KKK. All the plates started with K (for Kenya of course) and then two letter. After a space then fours numbers if I remember correctly.

Only the Americans noticed because it only meant something to us. For everyone else it was just time for that letter series.
 
2019-01-12 09:26:31 PM  
I don't think Kinder was seeking to promote the KKK. Obviously the toy was a mistake and should be redesigned or discontinued.

But it's kind of a hindrance when fighting real prejudice that there is a cadre of people eager to take offence in circumstances where none had been intended. Sometimes a "this looks bad and here's why" is better than an "OMG, you chocolate makers are Nazis". Their hearts are in the right place, but they're not getting many points for execution.
 
2019-01-12 09:28:25 PM  
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Hmmm, childish behavior, egg-shaped body, yellow-orange wavy hair, racist symbology...

...that's why they're offended... it's Trump! And what is that puddle of white stuff at his feet?
 
2019-01-12 09:28:43 PM  
KKK is not as bad as the DDDs that want to attack you.
Either way, you're dead.
 
2019-01-12 09:28:57 PM  

crispy pizza: Do/did they even have a KKK wherever the fark kinder garbage is made? I can't expect everyone from every country to remember the initials of our least endearing organizations.


You leave the DMV out of this.
 
2019-01-12 09:32:08 PM  

SkyPiglet: [img.fark.net image 375x497]Hmmm, childish behavior, egg-shaped body, yellow-orange wavy hair, racist symbology...

...that's why they're offended... it's Trump! And what is that puddle of white stuff at his feet?


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2019-01-12 09:32:47 PM  

SkyPiglet: [img.fark.net image 375x497]Hmmm, childish behavior, egg-shaped body, yellow-orange wavy hair, racist symbology...

...that's why they're offended... it's Trump! And what is that puddle of white stuff at his feet?


Manufacturer error. It was supposed to be painted gold.
 
2019-01-12 09:37:42 PM  
In college, my roommate and I used to watch baseball all the time and we had a bunch of those red K signs for strikeouts in our apartment. We'd post them on the wall every time a particular pitcher was starting. One game he was pulled early due to injury and had only struck out 3. All swinging. You already see where this is going. Landlady came by with a plumber the next day who happened to be black. When we got home from classes she absolutely laid into us asking what type of groups we belonged to. It took some explaining, but we managed to get her to understand what was going on.
 
2019-01-12 09:37:47 PM  

Literally Addicted: Kinder should have also pointed out that they sell those eggs everywhere except the US, so why would any other country associate it with an American affliction?


Kinder Joy has been available in the US for almost a year now and it has the toys in it, too. The US version has the candy and toy separated, so as to keep allegedly moronic American children from swallowing the toy.
 
2019-01-12 09:39:51 PM  
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2019-01-12 09:39:53 PM  
What? No free t-shirt included?

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