Designer Of Walmart’s Nazi Shirt Found. He’s Jewish.

The Miami Herald found the designer of Walmart’s Nazi tshirts, a man of Jewish persuasion.

    “Skull emblems are huge sellers these days, so Scott Deutsch had no problem placing 50,000 T-shirts emblazoned with a distinctive version of the gory symbol in Wal-Mart…

    ”We would never have done that shirt if we had known,” said Deutsch, president of Miami-based Orange Clothing Company, a manufacturer of young men’s apparel. “Furthermore, I’m Jewish.'”

The article goes on to say that Deutch’s company, Orange Clothing Co, found the skull in a “European trend book.”

Just when you thought the story couldn’t get any stranger, or longer, whammo.

The only question is, what to do with the returned shirts cramming Deutch’s warehouses? Perhaps they can insulate his room, in hell. The hell for hack designers. — BEN POPKEN

Nazi shirt was an accident, Miami designer says [Miami Herald]


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  1. Wow, he’s really taking that whole Jewish self-loathing thing to a new level.

  2. Amry says:

    Anyone else enjoying the fact that this dude’s last name is Deutsch?

  3. Triteon says:

    Was the Maryland blogger the first to break the story? I’m sure our fine editors have done so already, but please send the links to the many Consumerist articles to the Herald. Let’s get some credit here, for both this blog and the readers who sent in photos over the past month!

  4. RumorsDaily says:

    I like that Nazism is a recent “trend” in Europe. Well, not so much LIKE, but, you know.

  5. miss_smartypants says:

    Good thing we have bloggers out there to protect us from perhaps having to see dangerous shirts with accidental “racist” connotations!

  6. I hate Miami Jewish Nazis.

    Now can we please let this thing die already?

  7. WMeredith says:

    “Anyone else enjoying the fact that this dude’s last name is Deutsch?”

    I am very much, thank-you.

  8. Omri says:

    So he’s Jewish. Big deal. Kramer is Jewish too.

    Kind of.

    We hear.

  9. Hoss says:

    The blog mentioned in the article does credit Ben and as the originator of the story.

  10. T_ConX says:

    Here’s what the ADL has to say about the symbol:

    The two do look a little different, but largely the same…

  11. LeopardSeal says:

    Wait, is he claiming he designed the shirt? Didn’t he rip off the design from that other smart-ass “designer”?

  12. schvitzatura says:

    Shep Fairey surely would like a couple of words with Mr. Deutsch regarding the almost-wholesale rip-off of his design, regardless of totenkopf inspiration…

  13. schvitzatura says:

    Deutsch said he doesn’t know what he’ll do with all the extra T-shirts, which have also started cropping up on eBay.

    I’d expect they will be crated up and sent off to some far-flung, exotic locale, Bali or Phuket.

    Or a skate shop in Vancouver…

  14. Nancy Sin says:

    Ha. He got it from a European trend book, off of ANOTHER SHIRT SOMEBODY WAS WEARING. Hack.

  15. DutchFlat says:

    First, a disclaimer: The nazis were despicable monsters whose tour de force was murdering millions of people, especially children. I do not defend them in any way.
    Okay, as to the skull shirts. More ridiculous political correctness. Or, should we just call a spade a spade; more censorship. It’s crap. Gee, a skull. Maybe we should make Disney close the Pirates of the Carribean thing; oooh, skulls! Take a look at any goon on a Harley-Davidson. For sure there’ll be a skull there somewhere.
    What is with this? Do you know you can get any kind of sex-toy imaginable on eBay (hurray!) but that they refuse to run ads for Nazi memorabilia? CENSORSHIP! POLITICAL CORRECTNESS!
    Bah, HUMBUG!
    (another disclaimer: I do not collect, nor own, any Nazi memorabilia. But, hey! WWII happened, and a lot of people collect and study any number of things about it. So what?

  16. Smashville says:

    This is much a case of banning a “skull” as banning a swastika is banning a “cross”.

    It’s not just a skull – it’s a specific skull logo.

  17. bndocksnt says:

    In regards to Hossofcourse’s comment, he credits the Consumerist in a later blog post, and not for origination of the story but rather for some ancillary help.

    I have not followed the story too closely, but a quick search shows that The Consumerist did not originate the story, and it was in fact Rick Rottman.

    This quick fact check brought to you by idle time.

  18. LLH says:

    sure, first you ban a logo – what’s the next thing to be banned…a word? maybe one that starts with “N”? it’s like that freedom of speech thing never happened!