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  • 04-03-2013, 03:50 PM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    "I don’t care about the comfort women, go make more statues in Korea. Japan is too busy.
    Damn
  • 04-03-2013, 03:45 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    Ryo Chonan: 'People complaining about the Rising Sun flag are idiots' - Mixed Martial Arts News
    “All the people complaining about the Rising Sun flag are idiots," said Chonan. "Learn history! Even though that might be too much for you idiots.

    "I don’t care about the comfort women, go make more statues in Korea. Japan is too busy.

    "There is a lot of exaggerations and anti-Japanese education in regards to Japanese involvement in World War II.

    "Japan actually helped Korea and made it a developed country. Also when Japan was there Korea was not divided between North and South.”
  • 03-26-2013, 04:28 PM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by Kamikazi42 View Post
    Rivethead,
    Thanks for the clarification. I wasn't quite sure how Nazis got hold of the symbol unless there were Buddhist/Hindu Nazis... so that clears that up.
    Scythians are a broad term used for nomadic people who spread across Europe and Asia about the Vedic period in India. Much of their culture is lost in pre-written history, they show up in Greek and Roman literature as that was being established. Many pre-history theoriticians feel they were the source of a lot of cultures, including the Picts, Celts and the early Germanic and Nomadic tribes, as distinctive spirals and knotwork--including versions of the swastika--art can be found in the earliest examples of all those cultures. It's a bit controversial, but there is a lot of circumstancial evidence that they spread incredibly wide across the known continents...a few years ago, natural mummies were found in northern china with scythian-type tattooing that were dated something around 4000 years old.

    Many historians feel like this influence would explain the commonalities in artwork--again, including the swastika--in a variety of cultures in very different locations.

    rh
  • 03-26-2013, 05:41 AM
    Sniggles
    You make money in business by offending as few as possible.
  • 03-26-2013, 05:33 AM
    Sakara=Excitement
    Quote Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris View Post
    the arrow is pointing at a symbol called the totenkopf(Im pretty sure on the spelling there, but someone correct me if Im wrong) which was a symbol used heavily by the SS. Also, the 3 airplanes are silhouettes of ww2 nazi bombers.. I cant remember offhand which ones. Unless Im mistaken too, the one Siver wore out to the ring that night actually had the lightning bolt s's for Silverstar too.
    This is the second time you mentioned Siver. It was a shirt Guida wore, not Siver.
  • 03-26-2013, 03:02 AM
    Cat--Smasher
    Quote Originally Posted by Esox Express View Post
    Hayabusa just posted this on facebook:


    And GSP posted this in response to it


    https://www.facebook.com/georgesstpierre
    Way to man up by Hayabusa and GSP.
  • 03-26-2013, 01:36 AM
    Kamikazi42
    Rivethead,
    Thanks for the clarification. I wasn't quite sure how Nazis got hold of the symbol unless there were Buddhist/Hindu Nazis... so that clears that up.

    I am sure the Korean Zombie's message was not meant to bash GSP or Japanese people. Every person/society/culture has dark aspects. Rather than ignore them, I think it's better to recognize and learn from them.
  • 03-25-2013, 11:35 PM
    W.Silva>C.Norris
    cudos to Hayabusa and GSP for owning up right away, and getting out in front of a problem, rather then looking for anyone/anywhere else to lay blame first.
  • 03-25-2013, 10:34 PM
    Esox Express
    Hayabusa just posted this on facebook:
    Since Georges St-Pierre wore our walkout gi at UFC 158 we have received attention surrounding the negative connotation of the rising sun graphic used. The last thing we want is to offend or alienate anyone with the choice of design on our products.

    We at Hayabusa have the utmost respect for culture and history and appreciate all of our customers worldwide. As such, we accept full responsibility for this design and are taking all complaints and comments very seriously.

    The gi worn by GSP will not be brought to market. In addition, we will be very conscious of this specific design element when developing future communication materials and products.

    Please accept our sincerest apology for any offence this has caused. If you have any questions or comments regarding this matter, please feel free to discuss it with us at customerservice@hayabusafightwear.com. One of our representatives will be happy to assist you.

    Sincerely,

    Craig Clement
    Co-President
    Hayabusa Fightwear Inc.
    And GSP posted this in response to it
    I'd like to also personally apologize to anyone who was offended by this. I am very sorry, that was never my intention.
    https://www.facebook.com/georgesstpierre
  • 03-25-2013, 09:34 PM
    W.Silva>C.Norris
    Quote Originally Posted by BonesKnows View Post
    and what is that arrow pointing at...? never herd of this until you posted it
    the arrow is pointing at a symbol called the totenkopf(Im pretty sure on the spelling there, but someone correct me if Im wrong) which was a symbol used heavily by the SS. Also, the 3 airplanes are silhouettes of ww2 nazi bombers.. I cant remember offhand which ones. Unless Im mistaken too, the one Siver wore out to the ring that night actually had the lightning bolt s's for Silverstar too.
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