Hat company breaks Germans’ Hitler taboo

Hutweberhitlerchaplin What’s the difference between Adolf Hitler and Charlie Chaplin? "It’s the hat," suggests the ad above, for Hut Weber hats. Britain’s Daily Telegraph reports that the ad “is groundbreaking because the taboo of using Hitler in any other context but a historical one would have been unthinkable until now.” Chaplin’s family might not be that impressed. And creatively, the ad might be less groundbreaking, as the same idea was employed in this campaign for a Belgian optician.

—Posted by Tim Nudd