The products are/were the real problem, I suppose.
Offensive & Politically incorrect advertising and propaganda:
No fuss, to the point racist packaging. What you see here is an old Norwegian brand of tar/varnish used on wood burning ovens. It’s been out of production for a good while now, but boxes like this can still be found tucked away in old dusty closets in Norway.
In the US and the UK, the word nigger featured in branding and packaging consumer products, e.g. “Nigger Hair Tobacco” and “Niggerhead Oysters”, Brazil nuts were called nigger toes, et cetera. As racism became unacceptable in mainstream culture, the tobacco brand became “Bigger Hare” and the canned goods brand became “Negro Head”.
I knew about the “nick name” Brazil nuts. I just thought that they were only used here….amongst black people.
Where did you find out about the Nigger boxes in Norway? I’m norwegian & would like to find out if they’re banned!
if you click on “via” right under the section about Norway, you’ll be taken to the website 🙂