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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:10 PM

How A Nazi Symbol At CPAC Turned Into A Massive Hyatt Public Relations Disaster

https://www.forbes.com/sites/suzannerowankelleher/2021/03/01/how-hosting-cpac-turned-into-a-massive-hyatt-public-relations-disaster/

Mar 1, 2021
How A Nazi Symbol At CPAC Turned Into A Massive Hyatt Public Relations Disaster
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

One of the year’s marquee events on the GOP calendar, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was held at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend. Speakers included high-profile Republicans including former President Donald Trump, who repeated false claims that he won the 2020 election.

Early on in the four-day event, outrage erupted over the event’s stage design, which drew comparisons to a Norse rune used by Nazis during World War II. A photo of the CPAC stage went viral as thousands of social media users shared posts comparing its distinctive design to an othala rune.

Following World War II, the symbol was adopted by Nazis in an “attempt to reconstruct a mythic ‘Aryan’ past,’” according to the Anti-Defamation League. “Today, it is commonly seen in tattoo form, on flags or banners, as part of group logos, and elsewhere.”

By Saturday afternoon, there had been nearly 100,000 tweets comparing the CPAC stage to the Nazi symbol, as the #boycottHYATT hashtag exploded across Twitter and other platforms.





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Reply How A Nazi Symbol At CPAC Turned Into A Massive Hyatt Public Relations Disaster (Original post)
dalton99a Mar 1 OP
redstatebluegirl Mar 1 #1
dalton99a Mar 1 #2
LetMyPeopleVote Mar 1 #8
PatSeg Mar 1 #17
Javaman Mar 1 #21
LetMyPeopleVote Mar 1 #3
dalton99a Mar 1 #4
blm Mar 2 #36
Thekaspervote Mar 1 #5
questionseverything Mar 1 #26
AllyCat Mar 2 #28
questionseverything Mar 2 #38
Lonestarblue Mar 1 #6
Hekate Mar 1 #7
CaptainTruth Mar 1 #10
dalton99a Mar 1 #18
llashram Mar 1 #9
Hassler Mar 1 #11
IronLionZion Mar 1 #12
yonder Mar 1 #20
dalton99a Mar 1 #25
Midnight Writer Mar 2 #31
StevenJoseph Mar 1 #13
IronLionZion Mar 2 #33
questionseverything Mar 2 #39
IronLionZion Mar 2 #40
Aviation Pro Mar 1 #14
Johnny2X2X Mar 1 #15
tanyev Mar 1 #23
Johnny2X2X Mar 1 #24
DemUnleashed Mar 1 #16
matt819 Mar 1 #19
zipplewrath Mar 1 #22
Lord Ludd Mar 1 #27
Nululu Mar 2 #29
Stuart G Mar 2 #30
Stuart G Mar 2 #32
3catwoman3 Mar 2 #34
Stuart G Mar 2 #35
dalton99a Mar 2 #37
Dr. Strange Mar 3 #41

Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:21 PM

1. You will never convince me that design was an accident.

I bet the design came directly from CPAC.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:26 PM

2. No accident. The symbol is well known among neo-Nazis and white supremacists

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:25 PM

8. "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."- FDR

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:58 PM

17. At first I thought it might be

but now I think it is obvious it was intentional. What I didn't know about Aryan symbols is clearly common knowledge among White Nationalists. They used to be more subtle, but now they are brazen and in-your-face, mostly thanks to the reign of Donald Trump.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:12 PM

21. nope, it's not.

the layer upon layer of people that this design had to go through prior to approval only shows they all knew about it.

blaming the designer as someone who didn't know what they were doing by the repukes, is typical bullshit by the CPAC/RNC trying to scrape off their stink.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:32 PM

3. From the Hoarse Whisperer

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:37 PM

4. +1

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 04:07 PM

36. Hoarse is wrong here.

Hyatt and the Pritzkers didn’t construct that stage. CPAC did.
Why let CPAC off the hook and put the Hyatt and Pritzkers on it instead?

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:50 PM

5. No pity for hyatt

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 09:58 PM

26. Pritzers own the hyatts

They are huge democratic supporters

My gov jb just donated 2.5 million to Wisconsin democrats

I doubt any one from the hyatt realized what the repubs were having built

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #26)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 07:58 AM

28. They shouldn't have hosted a Klan rally at their hotel then.

What did they think would happen?

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #28)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 09:27 PM

38. Are you saying every business needs to check every customers politics before they do business?

I think it is pretty cool to take repubs money and use it to get democrats elected

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:40 PM

6. So who at CPAC was in charge of choosing this design?

Who built the stage? Who provided the design? It’s really time to out the name of the person(s) doing this. My guess is Stephen Miller because no one in the Trump family knows any history or would be smart enough to design this stage. Whoever is doing it needs to have a public spotlight on the connections to white supremacy because not all Republicans would go that far. Nor would many independents who lean Republican.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:21 PM

7. I'm inclined to think nobody at Hyatt reviewed the stage set & design, because wth would they?

HOWEVER, somebody at CPAC sure as hell knowingly did this. THOSE are the names I want to know. Find them, internet sleuths.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:38 PM

10. I've been involved in a lot of seminars & trade shows at hotels...

...& convention centers & every hotel I worked with had at least an event manager (usually a team) that reviewed all plans & designs so I'm certain someone from Hyatt reviewed the plans. Many times this review is mandated by the hotel because their liability insurance places restrictions on them like maximum heights of stages, no open flames, etc.

One of the most extreme examples I ever saw was all the conditions that had to be met to get a bunch of cars (show cars) into a hotel ballroom. A root canal is easier.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:00 PM

18. +1. CPAC organizers designed the stage, not Hyatt

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:27 PM

9. THIS!!!

all Republikkkans who voted for trump are guilty by association in my book. Yet I hope your last two sentences are correct.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:41 PM

11. A nazi stage and a golden ass idol, what a conference.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:45 PM

12. It's such an odd shape for a stage

that it would draw attention and probably wasn't an accident. CPAC won't admit who submitted the design because people would look into that person's connections to white supremacy.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:09 PM

20. Yes, form should follow function and

I see no function there.

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Response to yonder (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 06:58 PM

25. +1. And the blue-painted areas around the podium were clearly intentional


The whole stage was a symbol - instantly recognizable by every neo-Nazi and racist





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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 03:31 PM

31. Exactly. It is not functional, and is rather awkward.

Conservatives have always played their cutesy code games, their dog whistles, their implausible denialism.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:47 PM

13. I guess the new slogan around the Hyatt Corporation is "Hyatt Hitler!" :) nt

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Response to StevenJoseph (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 03:36 PM

33. The Pritzkers are Jewish liberal Democrats

they own the Hyatt hotel chain. CPAC organizers probably wanted to troll them as much as anyone else.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #33)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 09:31 PM

39. Yep jb is a very popular democratic governor here in Illinois

Blaming hyatt gets us close to blaming jb which was probably the goal

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #39)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 10:42 PM

40. And Penny was Obama's Commerce Secretary

That family donates mostly to Dems and definitely would not have approved of a Nazi symbol stage design.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:47 PM

14. The only symbol they left out

Was the Punisher logo substituting for the Totenkopf.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:50 PM

15. The last pic in the op seals it for me

Not only is it clearly that symbol for the stage design, but the background and top of the stage design makes the symbol too. They put the symbol there twice. Wow.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 06:13 PM

23. Also that different colored triangle at the back of the stage. Red? Black?

There's no functional reason for that part of the stage to be a different color from the blue around it. There's no decorative reason because people sitting in the hall wouldn't see it and it wouldn't show in videos focused on the speakers. But somebody really, really wanted that triangle to be a different color.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 06:19 PM

24. Their set at Mt Rushmore was just as Nazi like

There is no coincidence. They’re making this stuff look like Nazism on purpose. It’s so sickening.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:57 PM

16. The Hyatt...

People calling to now boycott the Hyatt Regency because of the Nazi symbol...yay! But the boycott should have started when we first found out they were hosting CPAC!

Any business willing to host an insurrectionist gathering should be boycotted!

CPAC should have had their propaganda fling at The Four Seasons parking lot!

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:05 PM

19. Not a Nazi symbol?

Then Show us the same stage configuration anywhere in the US in the past 50 years in a non-fascist/Nazi event.

We’ll wait.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:21 PM

22. It's hard to describe how dangerous this is

The GQP is openly working towards a dictatorial form of government and they have the support of 81 million people. They are actively working to allow state governments to ignore the vote of their people and install presidents and senators on their own. They advocate for gerrymandering and voter suppression. We need to oppose them at every attempt. Even if we lose the battle, it must be obvious what they are doing at every step. Sooner or later the people will become afraid.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 10:44 PM

27. I dunno, looks sorta like Bugs Bunny to me

Think of Bugs with his ears bent

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 01:31 PM

29. They're sincerely and clearly Nazis. No apologies for it.

They don't apologize or change the design, instead they attack their critics. They are proud to be Nazis.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 02:41 PM

30. The design was NOT AN ACCIDENT... & over time we will find out who designed that stage.

...It may take a while, but we will find out. Puke Party has to admit the truth...(even though it doesn't
want to)...Only then will the total ...Fu*k Y*u to decency be dealt with. As this story makes the news
rounds, and becomes know to most everyone who reads the news (no, not there yet) ....................... Then, truth will come out...(first time I read about it)
...Yes, when this comes out to all, then the s**t will hit the fan. We will see if Pukes will be honest, or setup another lie on top of another lie.
This will be as big a scandal as Trump saying he "won the election"...........................
...Maybe bigger. It will be interesting to see those in the Republican Party who totally refute and put down that total conference.
... Time will tell, and everyone will know about it all...(at least that is what I think)

...What a total insult to everyone...A Nazi symbol for a stage at a Conservative/Republican event...

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 03:35 PM

32. My opinion is the stage was designed by ..an unnamed Republican and approved by Hyatt

My guess is it was not designed by Hyatt, but by someone else, and...approved by Hyatt,
and Hyatt did... NOT.. know it was a Nazi symbol


but........very important:....THE PERSON WHO DESIGNED IT, WHOEVER THAT WAS/IS...
DID KNOW IT WAS A NAZI SYMBOL
...

..........and I believe that we will find out who designed that stage...but the Puke Party/Nazi Party may
not admit who designed that stage....but over time I do think we will find out...

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 03:45 PM

34. Way too peculiar a shape to have been arrived...

...at accidentally.

FDR nailed it.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 03:49 PM

35. The Guardian says......"..the American Conservative Union designed the stage...

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/01/cpac-2021-stage-design-nazi-sign-odal-othala-rune-hyatt-hotels-hate-symbol-abhorrent

................................at link above......................

Hyatt said all aspects of conference logistics, including the stage design, were managed by the American Conservative Union, which organized the conference.

The comparisons were “outrageous and slanderous”, Matt Schlapp, chair of the American Conservative Union, said on Saturday. He added the organization had a “long standing commitment to the Jewish community” and that the conference featured several Jewish speakers

SOMEONE IS LIEING....I WONDER WHO???

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #35)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 04:17 PM

37. Both Schlapp and wife are liars with a history:

https://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-did-mercedes-schlapp-cpac-chairs-wife-tweet-racist-video-1571131
Fact Check: Did Mercedes Schlapp, the CPAC Chair's Wife, Tweet a Video With a Racial Slur?
By Julia Marnin On 2/22/21 at 4:59 PM EST



True.

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