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Customers See What Someone Did To Store Mannequins

Customers at a department store were in for a nasty surprise when they noticed that some of the mannequins seemed to take the same pose. When they realized what that pose was, they were extremely disturbed.

In the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy, American citizens have been reminded of the very real threat of white supremacists and neo-Nazis. Sadly, the horrifying scenes at the Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ rally – where a woman was killed after a rallygoer ploughed his car into anti-racist counter protesters – have encouraged other white supremacists to spread similar messages of hate and bigotry.

Now, a customer at a Belk department store in Cary, North Carolina, has come forward to tell another story of intolerance. While the customer was walking through the Belk store and reflecting on the Virginia tragedy, they suddenly noticed something odd about the clothing layout in the store. Upon closer examination, the unnamed customer realized that the positions of three store mannequins had been manipulated by another customer or group of customers.

According to the Daily Mail, the customer looked up and saw that the mannequins' arms were performing a Nazi salute, a hate speech gesture that is considered a criminal action if performance in many European countries. “How many people walked by this and didn't notice, oblivious, or saw it and did nothing? Awestruck, I watched about 20 before I couldn't take it,” declared the unnamed Belk customer.

After the events at Charlottesville, the customer was in no mood to let the intolerant symbol remain in the store. “It's about action, and when it comes to racism and inequality, no act of defending love and equality is small,” they said. The customer made no attempt to hide their defiance, saying: “You better believe I'm not letting this or any other grotesque act of hate creep in or stand. These arms are coming down.”

After taking the arms down, the unnamed customer approached Belk staff and informed them that someone was encouraging hate speech in their store. Belk has taken the report seriously and, according to the Daily Mail, are in the midst of reviewing security footage of the day the mannequin positions were disturbed.

However, despite the customer’s indignation, online commenters are less than enthused by their outrage. One Daily Mail user, Michael, isn’t convinced that the mannequins were even positioned in Nazi salutes at all, writing: “Their palms would have to be facing out for it to be a Nazi salute, you idiots. That's just a bunch of mannequins with their arms in the air. Stupid people waste so much of their time looking for things to be offended by. It's just sad!” This view was supported by another commenter, Sargeast1, who wrote: “I count 8 mannequins but only 3 'salutes'. Somebody has waaay too much time on their hands to see a pattern in this.”

Another user took aim at the liberal-minded culture in America, slamming the customer as an Antifa militant. “Antifa stirring the pot. Will this store go low like walmart and apologize for something they did not do? Find them and prosecute them for hate crime. I hate that they did this so it is a hate crime...” wrote thelastesticle.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Facebook

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