Michael Jordan’s Hitler ‘Stache Raising A Fuhrer (Video)

Jordan 'StacheDavid Griner writes on AdFreak:

That new Michael Jordan campaign for Hanes, really does have people buzzing, though it’s not Jordan’s “lie-flat collar” that they’re fixated on. Viewers instead seem to be stupefied by his attempt to bring back the “Hitler mustache,” which has pretty soundly been out of fashion since, you know, Hitler.

Technically called a “toothbrush mustache,” this facial styling was actually quite popular in the 1920s, and still makes the occasional appearance on the faces of foul-tempered tyrants like Robert Mugabe and J. Jonah Jameson. Maybe Jordan feels he simply transcends the clear cultural need to avoid looking like history’s most vile psychopath. Maybe he’s on a quest to reclaim a symbolic styling of the industrial working class, and a mediocre underwear ad seemed like the right forum.

Or maybe the copywriters simply loved the irony of mocking some poor guy’s “bacon neck” while the star of the ad blatantly sports a damn Hitler ‘stache.

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  • tonyviner

    As far as I am concerned Michael Jordan is allowed to wear a Hitler mustache. I don't even need a reason, even though I have one.

  • nemoide

    23 is at it again!

  • nemoide

    23 is at it again!

  • rarianrakista

    No more bald people because of Mussolini, or you will be shot !

  • GWF Hegel

    bacon neck… this is how they create a mass culture of people being obsessed with their appearance. your eyes are being trained.

  • http://twitter.com/MacabreMagpie Paul

    Check out Richard Herring’s “Hitler Moustache” comedy show, he’s been trying to bring back the toothbrush moustache (or rather, reclaim it for comedy) for the last year.

  • http://twitter.com/MacabreMagpie Paul

    Check out Richard Herring's “Hitler Moustache” comedy show, he's been trying to bring back the toothbrush moustache (or rather, reclaim it for comedy) for the last year.