Cafe sells 'Nutzy' smoothie labeled with a swastika

Cafe sells 'Nutzy' smoothie labeled with a swastika
Published: 2016 November 28 20:18:52 (5750 Views)
Staff at a London cafe have had to apologise after they were spotted selling a smoothie called 'Nutzy' with a swastika on the bottle.

The almond and peanut butter drink was on sale for £3.95 at Nincomsoup at Old Street Tube Station in London.

But it has now been pulled from sale after a Jewish customer noticed it and complained.

They told the Campaign Against Antisemitism they asked to speak to the manager and was told by a staff member that it was a pun on 'having the nuts' – rather than being a pun on the word 'Nazi'.

'He asked why I would find that so offensive, to which I responded that I lost my family to the Nazi regime and that despite the Hindu use of the symbol, this along with the name of the drink was extremely offensive,' they said.

'He said that London is a free city.

"I left the shop almost in tears and shivering as it proved to me how much antisemitism and fascism is still utterly present.



"That man had no shame whatsoever to tell me that I should not be offended by what I saw, when the use of the swastika and the name of that drink is clearly not a coincidence.'

A spokesman for the Campaign Against Antisemitism said: 'It beggars belief that this shop created a Nazi-branded drink by unwitting coincidence.

"The Nazis murdered six million Jewish men, women and children during the Second World War as well as almost half a million people from Britain alone in the most devastating war and genocide ever committed.

'Mockery of the Holocaust is not a criminal offence in and of itself, and so our only options were to contact the shop's landlord, Transport for London, and the media, following which the drink has been removed from sale.'

The cafe has now apologised, saying it was the work of a 'rogue employee' who has been fired.

Founder Ben Page-Philiips said: 'Sadly, an employee deemed it appropriate to put a Swastika on a smoothie named The Nutzy.

'This was unsanctioned and the bottles were removed immediately upon being alerted by our shop manager.  Needless to say the rogue employee has been dismissed.

'This was incomprehensible, extremely insensitive, and upsetting to all of us.   We unreservedly apologise.'



Source - Metro

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