When you totally excise all the racial purity rhetoric and genocide and wholesale destruction of humanity, Adolf Hitler is basically Mr. Bean. At least that's the verdict of some folks across Asia, where der Fuhrer's sourpuss countenance has inspired everything from bars in Seoul to Mongolian neo-Nazi groups.
And thanks to a failure to teach about the Holocaust in Asian schools, Hitler has become everything from a generically admirable military leader to a cartoon mascot who shills random crap. For instance ...
4Hitler Joins the Justice League and the Avengers in Thailand
A special occasion will never be truly special without a big-ass banner. Students at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University know this much, but their education failed them when they tossed Hitler on a superhero-themed graduation mural, hanging out with his best friend Captain America.
Simon Wiesenthal Center / July 12, 2013
Ah, so Hitler's replaced Hawkeye. Nice trade-up.