PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. – Sweet treats at a Jewish teen’s birthday party in Paradise Valley turned into an offensive message after young party goers decided to decorate their cupcakes with swastika symbols.
Pictures of the swastika topping began spreading on social media after the teen’s mom posted about what happened on Facebook, writing that she hoped it could be used as a teaching moment for parents.
According to the post the girls are all friends and told the Jewish teen’s mom they did it to “be funny.”
The teen’s mother also posted that her daughter and the girls at the party had just had a lesson on the holocaust, so she believed they knew very well what the symbol meant.
Carlos Galindo-Elvira, the director of the Anti-Defamation League in Arizona says parents need to teach their children about the meaning symbols tied to acts of hate like the swastika.
“When you joke with symbols like the swastika you begin to normalize them and make it very casual within our society,” Galindo Elvira told 12 News.
In an update posted online the mother said the girls had apologized and that their parents had spoken with them about the severity of using symbols like the swastika.
Galindo-Elvira hopes other parents can use the incident as a chance to do the same.
No bigger social faux pas than ruining a party with racial themed party foods or anything culturally relating to mass genocide. These girls are young so let this be a learning experience. When you go to someones event in celebration that they lived and grew another year older, another year wiser, It can be a real damper to give her a cupcake with a symbol that marked the murder of probably all ancestors before her grandma and grandpa. Gotta get that lesson out of the way so next time she’s not the one at the Halloween party dressed up as the Twin Towers on fire or dressed up as a Boston Marathon bombing victim. Because believe it or not, we don’t have 14 year olds pulling these moves that probably know is a sure fired way to get backlash and kill the life of the party, but we have somewhat college educated biddies that do that shit too. People that understand social stigmas and some how think its a totally killer idea to pull stunts like this. Crazy I know but it happens.
P.s- for what it’s worth, I still would’ve eaten that cupcake.
ORLANDO, Fla. —
When students on the campus of the University of Central Florida found swastika-emblazoned stickers and fliers this week, the backlash was immediate.
“To publish a hate group like that, I feel like a lot of these people maybe don’t even know what they are doing,” UCF student Ashley Peters said. “And if they do know what they are doing, it’s definitely evil.”
While disturbing to some students, the stickers and fliers do not necessarily constitute a crime, UCF police said. For now, authorities are treating the incidents as “criminal mischief,” which, according to Florida law focuses on the placement of material, not the content.
Student Sarah Krintz doesn’t like seeing anti-Semitic paraphernalia on her campus, but she doesn’t see its presence as criminal.
“I don’t approve of it, but (it’s) freedom of speech,” she said.
One flier shows a gun with a swastika and the tag line, “Florida! Let’s kick it off! Join your local Nazis!” It points to a website that encourages students to interact with “fellow fascists.”
The whole thing is upsetting, Peters said.
“Think about what happened not even a hundred years ago,” she said.
The stickers and fliers were found at a newspaper stand on campus, and UCF representatives said they were also found on bulletin boards at two housing facilities. They have been removed.
UCF police urge students to contact them if they see any suspicious activity.
Would you chose to not go to party college if there might or might not be a fascist regime known for their main involvement in World War II where they took the lives of 6 million Jews on the rise? I mean maybe if your Jewish but I’ve known of a few Jews to order Pork Lo Mein and part take in some Pepperoni Pizza. I mean imagine you’re Jewish and 17 on your campus tour through Florida and you see an ocean of Blonde 18 year olds around campus in their sun wear at UCF. Hard to turn down the weather and constant college parties with hot chicks even if they are trying to bring an Aryan Race to power.
Speaking of racism/discrimination at UCF though, remember when George O’Leary said they needed to get black people with blue-er gums because that means they’re bigger stronger and faster than regular black guys with pink gums? I’m not gonna say its right to discriminate or do anything based on race. I’m not saying there’s any correlation either. All I’m saying is If every one on the UCF Knights Roster had gums pinker than Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum, I would be a little surprised, but George O’Leary wouldn’t be surprised at all.
P.S- Tomorrow’s my Birthday and I wanted to drive up and go to the ECU game but they stink so im staying home and pretend i never went there when people mention College Football.
P.S.#2- If George O’Leary headed this thing like Cameron in American History X, i also kinda wouldn’t be surprised.