Decathlon pulls ‘migration’ hunting poster as extreme-right militias pick up campaign

Decathlon pulls ‘migration’ hunting poster as extreme-right militias pick up campaign
 

The front of a Decathlon store in Ajaccio, a town on the French island of Corsica, was plastered with the poorly thought-out poster, which was immediately shared on social media by anti-immigration activists, who twisted the ad’s meaning in order to stir up hatred against refugees.
Decathlon was forced to remove the hunting poster after it become obvious that the advertising campaign – which was ‘borrowed’ by extreme-right militants who started using it to imply that migrants should be shot dead – could trigger an outbreak of xenophobic violence.
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17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
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