The German firm R&S has apologized for producing condoms marked with an offensive message which were being used by a far-right party in its campaign against immigrant births, the Gurdian reported.
The male contraceptives, ordered by the youth wing of the National Democratic party (NPD), came in black boxes marked: “For foreigners and certain Germans.” They were sent to lawmakers to protest “unchecked immigration.”
This may have been the first time the birth process was termed “immigration.”
In a country where the Nazi party once imposed controls on marriages between Germans and “certain Germans,” such efforts, understandably, border on the illegal.
The condoms were accompanied by a letter, telling lawmakers: “We are protesting against unchecked immigration and the resulting population change in our country.”
The letter added: “You are failing to provide the foundations for a family policy which will halt the demographic catastrophe facing our people.”
Volker Beck, a member of parliament from Germany’s Green party, complained to the maker of the condoms.
R&S apologized and pledged to donate 10,000 condoms as well as the proceeds from the NPD order to a German foundation against right wing extremism and antisemitism.
“We are very sorry that this major error happened and that our condoms were connected to such propaganda,” the R&S head Axel Roth said in a statement. “We should have been more careful when checking the printed material.”
Any organization out there interested in receiving 10,000 German contraceptives?