Coca-Cola, having come under fire from Jewish leaders, has pulled a promotional toy it was using in Hong Kong, which featured an emblem that looked like a Nazi swastika.
The plastic figurine called “Robowaru” was from a Japanese TV programme called “Robocon”. The original character is adorned with Buddhist symbols which are nearly a reverse image of the Swastika, with the four arms pointing counter-clockwise.
However on the toy the arms ran clockwise, the same way as the Nazi swastika. A Coke spokesperson said she regretted any misunderstanding this may have caused.
The toy was available to buy for HK$28 (US$3.60) when you bought six bottles of Coke.