Coke pulls Fanta ad which refers to 1940 Germany as ‘good old times’

A spokesperson for the drink company said the ad wasn’t intended to in any way reference Nazism.

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Fanta was created 75 years ago in Germany, which would place its birth right around the peak of Nazism in that country. While World War II may have spawned the “greatest generation” in the United States, these weren’t exactly what anyone would refer to as “good old times” in Germany.

That’s why wasn’t particularly well-received when parent company Coca-Cola would put out this commercial in Germany to celebrate Fanta’s 75th birthday:

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