T-shirt hack!

Neo-Nazis tricked by T-shirt that changed message after it was washed

Attendees at a nationalist, right-wing concert in Germany were duped into wearing souvenir T-shirts that at first bared a pro-nationalist stance and symbology but later revealed an anti-far right message offering assistance after they had been washed.

The t-shirts originally read "hardcore rebels" and sported a skull and nationalist flags. However, once the garment had been washed, the shirt revealed a new message that offered to help far-right extremists break away from the neo-Nazi scene.

The message reads: “If your t-shirt can do it, you can do it too — we’ll help you get away from right-wing extremism."

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6 Responses:

  1. Huey says:

    I KNEW there was a good reason why I should never wash my clothes! VINDICATION, BABY!

  2. Otto says:

    Clever, but looking at the images, some parts of the shirt appeared to wash away, while other parts appeared to become more white. Not saying fake, but I'd be interested in the tech involved.

    Also, if it's a simple water-based wash-off, then I'd be worried about spilled beverages at the event giving away the game. Dangerous, that could be.

    • Adolf Osborne says:

      Beverages? Meh. I do not claim to have knowledge of the event in question, but often when I am packed in amongst a group of others at an event I find myself bathed in sweat (only a portion of which is my own). This drenching of bodily fluids would likely work better than any beverage spill due to its persistence...

      Perhaps it was merely a clever (but failed: no body count?) sub-subterfuge to destroy the less-committed attendees.

    • Jens says:

      Not a fake. The effect was demonstrated on German news yesterday.
      Also, the originators weren't so stupid as to distribute the shirts by themselves. They gave them as a "contribution" to the NPD (not-yet-prohibited far-right party) and let them do it.

      All in all, a very clever hack.

  3. Line Noise says:

    And yet you can't get glow in the dark ink for business cards!