(via Neo-Nazis Enlist Cookie Monster | Art & Culture | HUNGER TV)
It has been reported that two men in the German state of Brandenberg have been arrested for handing out neo-Nazi propaganda – with one of the offenders dressed as the Cookie Monster.
Suspicions were raised after a teacher spotted students wandering the halls carrying leaflets emblazoned with ‘To Be German Is Cool’. Both men were arrested on the scene and following searches of their houses more propaganda was unearthed – this time the even weirder scenario of images of the Cookie Monster photoshopped on posters beside Hitler captioned, ‘Who Ate My Cookie’.
An official statement was released by state police spokeswoman Ines Filohn who said, “These extremists are trying to trivialise their dangerous ideology by using simple language, by creating ironic cartoons and by increasingly using social media to reach adolescents.” “The hardcore extremist scene is small, but very well connected. And, they’re cleverly using this type of provocation to gain broader attention, especially in the media,” she continued. The men were later released pending charges and are currently being investigated to determine whether or not they can be linked to 20 other incidents that involved the Cookie Monster.
With his mind firmly concentrated on thoughts of chocolate chips, we’re pretty sure that the Cookie Monster was never the most political inclined of the Sesame Street cast.