Swastika jewelry for sale at Bejeweled in Greenpoint — Brooklynian


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    ‘Swastika’ earrings no longer for sale at Brooklyn jewelry store Bejeweled

    Owner says she will stop selling the controversial baubles

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/swastika-earrings-longer-sale-brooklyn-jewelry-store-bejeweled-article-1.1004934#ixzz1jHb9zk8C

  • its not the nazi swastika at all. its been used in all cultures for a long time, hell Buddhist still use it.

    a neo nazi wouldn't be caught dead wearing that one. if they won't wear it, its not the same one.

  • those are the ones from china.

    this is the offending jewelery in question.

    this is the nazi one.

  • btw its like saying L and 7 are the same lol.

  • You are right, but Does not matter. Nobody distinguishes between the two, as this frenzy of news coverage demonstrates.

  • that's because they should educate themselves. if its not the same thing, they shouldn't call it what it is.

    A L isn't a 7. nor is that jewelery a Nazi symbol.

  • hell I got tons of swastikas at home and its all symbols of luck and eternity. its a very common Chinese design that repeats itself especially when it represents eternity. its a endless chain of swastikas.

  • Earrings that resemble swastikas are causing an uproar in Greenpoint, a northern neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.

    Bejeweled, a store that features some religious jewelry, started selling the earrings six months ago. Owner Young Kim told CBS station WCBS in New York that the earrings had been selling without controversy until a customer took a picture of them and posted it online, where it went viral.

    "The way that it would be worn by many who would walk around with those earrings would be conveyed as a hateful message," City Councilman Steve Levin told WCBS.

    The swastika is still used in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism in India, and has been used by Buddhists in China. The reversed image of the swastika gained prominence as the symbol of the Nazi Party and has been associated with anti-semitism ever since.

    Bill Akin with the Soka Gakkai Buddhist Association told WCBS that the symbol originated as a Sanskrit symbol of peace and prosperity. The earrings face the traditional way swastikas face, not the way the Nazi symbol does. However, he admitted that the meaning has been tarnished - no matter which way the swastika faces.

    "This is a symbol we've only seen associated with Nazi Germany," Akin said. "I think the Nazis manipulated and twisted both the fundamental meaning of the symbol as well as the physical appearance of the symbol."

    The shop owner argued to WCBS through a translator that the jewelry was made in India and was never meant to incite hate. She has apologized for selling the earrings and has pulled them from the shelves.


    I would of kept it because its not the same!!! she has nothing to apologize for, hell could of gave the big f u to gawker and others.

  • Time to boycott krispy kreme, because they are just one K off from K K K. Hey its close enough right?

  • "The way that it would be worn by many who would walk around with those earrings would be conveyed as a hateful message," City Councilman Steve Levin told WCBS.

    this guy must be a idiot! how would a symbol of eternity and Buddhism be offensive???

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