Sofia Mayor Orders Removal of Controversial Hitler Billboard

Society | April 8, 2009, Wednesday // 12:44| Views: | Comments: 3
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Sofia Mayor Orders Removal of Controversial Hitler Billboard: Sofia Mayor Orders Removal of Controversial Hitler Billboard An advertising billboard with a picture of Hitler has caused outrage in Bulgaria's capital Sofia. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

Sofia's Mayor, Boyko Borisov, has ordered the immediate dismantle of the controversial billboards displaying Hitler's portrait.

The news was reported by the Sofia City Hall press center. Borisov had further assigned the municipal "Advertisement" department to investigate the case.

According to the municipal press center, the advertising billboard displaying a huge post stamp with Hitler's portrait has been created by the advertising agency Oxygen as part of the "The Dictators" concept. The posters, which were displayed at several Sofia locations, were part of the so-called "Teaser Campaign" commissioned to the Agency by a marketing research company.

The slogan under Hitler's portrait states "They speak - you listen."

The billboard on "Bulgaria" boulevard, near the Israeli Embassy, which logged an official complaint Tuesday, has already been dismantled.

The case is not a precedent for Sofia's Mayor. He had previously ordered the removal of another controversial billboard portraying the transgender Roma pop-folk singer Azis.


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Chushki - 12 Apr 2009 // 13:36:03

'wonder if they would remove a poster of Stalin?'

They should be putting up statues of uncle Joe alongside those of Sergey in every municipality across the land.

cobra - 12 Apr 2009 // 13:07:33

wonder if they would remove a poster of Stalin?

commie genociders get a free pass I guess...

NellieotAmerica - 12 Apr 2009 // 07:14:24

So much for freedom of expression in Bulgaria. Where is the freedom?!?

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." Goethe

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