WHOOPSIES: Hallmark Accidentally Made Hanukkah Wrapping Paper Covered In Swastikas
An event I’ve dubbed Swastanukkah.
This year, Hallmark released a Hanukkah-themed wrapping paper that had some unintentional and pretty terrible symbolism.
The paper accidentally had swastikas, as you can see above.
The swastika, for those who don’t know, was the symbol of Nazi Germany, which attempted to systematically eliminate the Jewish race. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday.
You can see why it upset a few people after a customer noticed the pattern.
Hallmark immediately apologized for the accidental oversight and pulled the paper from stores. Per The Kansas City Star:
Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards Inc., which licensed the wrapping paper rolls, heard about the problem Sunday night and alerted its retailers on Monday to remove the design from their shelves.
“We apologize for the oversight and apologize to anyone who was offended. That obviously was not our intent,” said Hallmark spokeswoman Julie Elliott. “It was an oversight on our part to not notice the intersecting lines that could be seen as a swastika pattern.”
Talk about an oopsies.