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Nordstrom Rack Pulls Hoodie with Images of Nanjing Massacre from Online Store

November 13, 2016
Screen capture of "The Andrea Hoodie" by Happiness Clothing company, which was being sold by Nordstrom Rack (Photo credit: Nordstrom Rack / Daily Hive)
Screen capture of “The Andrea Hoodie” by Happiness Clothing company, which was being sold by Nordstrom Rack (Photo credit: Nordstrom Rack / Daily Hive)

Nordstrom Rack, the off-price retail division of Nordstrom Inc., came under fire over the weekend for its sale of a hoodie with an image portraying the Nanjing Massacre.

The Andrea Hoodie by the Happiness clothing company — an Italian clothing company founded in 2007 with the ironic philosophy of spreading “happiness” — features a screen capture from the 2009 Chinese film epic  “Nanking! Nanking!” (distributed in English as “City of Life and Death”) focused on the 1937 Nanjing Massacre. The scene depicts the pending decapitation of innocent Nanjing civilians.

Which begs the question: what the fuck is Nordstrom Rack doing selling a picture of a massacre of tens of thousands of innocents? Also, why the fuck would someone make this hoodie in the first fucking place?

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