Hungarian regime persecutes Heineken beer corporation for ‘communism’


Heineken beer bottles, ANP photo

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

“Our star has no political connotation.” That says Heineken [beer corporation] in response to a possible ban in Hungary of the red star in the brand image of Heineken. The conservative government in Hungary wants to ban the use of communist symbols such as the hammer and sickle and the red star. …

Since time immemorial, Heineken has a star on their label. “The star is an ancient symbol of brewers from the Middle Ages”, said a spokesman for Heineken about this. …

Last week, the Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Semjen said that the red star of Heineken “clearly has political content”. According to the bill offenders may get prison and may be fined up to 7 million euros.

This reminds me of when Turkish right-wing nationalists objected to red bricks in the building of a non-nationalist Turkish workers’ organisation, as these bricks supposedly made the building ‘communist’. Probably, these Turkish nationalists had never loked at the, mainly red, Turkish national flag.

It also reminds me of the time when some right-wing moron in Northern Ireland called the police, as he thought a European Union flag was supposedly ‘Arabic’, making it ‘terrorist’.

Former BNP British nazi leader Nick Griffin says he wants to emigrate to Hungary: here.

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