What They're Saying: Hong Kong doll manufacturer DiD's Patrick Chan

“The figure is based on a typical German. We believe that all Germans look like that.”

-- Patrick Chan of Hong Kong doll manufacturer DiD, telling Bild that any resemblance of a swastika-wearing Wehrmacht soldier to German star Bastian Schweinsteiger was a coincidence (as was the name "Bastian"). Bild called the doll a “dirty Chinese slur” against the German star. By Thursday evening, the company’s website had been taken down. (Guardian)
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