Roald Dahl, the beloved children’s author famous for penning classics as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, was also a vile, bigoted anti-Semite who occasionally let comments like this one slip:
“I mean, there’s always a reason why anti-anything crops up anywhere; even a stinker like Hitler didn't just pick on them for no reason.”
He even believed that the reason Jews get "picked on", i.e murdered, raped and tortured in non-Dahl language, is because they are "so submissive." What a horrifying sentiment coming from the man of so many beloved children's classics.
Not that anti-Semitic propaganda needed anything worse, but Charlie Sheen of the radio-interview-disaster fame has made sure that his drunken texts reveal the kind of hateful mentality many celebrities carry. His ex-wife Brooke Mueller alleges that he texted her, saying, “I must execute mark [Sheen's manager, Mark Burg] like the stoopid jew pig that he is."
The iconic French designer ushered in an era of casual wear for women, liberating them from the corset. What is lesser known about her are her Nazi connections; she was a collaborator with the regime during its occupation of France and even funded the publications of anti-Semitic illustrator, Paul Iribe.
Winston Churchill: Fearless leader, unparalleled statesman, a hateful jingoist. With his, um, insightful take on foreign affairs, Churchill blamed the Jews themselves for anti-Semitism. “They have been partly responsible for the antagonism from which they suffer.” Yeah, right. Jews have a part to play in the Holocaust. And the hate crimes. And the stereotypes that survive to this day.
The innovative automaker, by all accounts, had a pretty serious bromance going on with Hitler. The Nazi leader considered Herr Ford to be his "inspiration" (along with Satan and Genghis Khan, we guess). Ford obviously reciprocated this feeling, for his company’s German subsidiary published this extremely disturbing poem in an in-house magazine. The poem is called Fuhrer because…what else?
We have sworn to you once,
But now we make our allegiance permanent.
Like currents in a torrent lost,
We all flow into you.
Even when we cannot understand you,
We will go with you.
One day we may comprehend,
How you can see our future.
Hearts like bronze shields,
We have placed around you,
And it seems to us, that only
You can reveal God's world to us
Well, aren’t we cute? NO.
If you thought creating coy, husband-hunting princesses with impossible waistlines was the worst thing Walt Disney could have done, think again. Walt Disney reportedly formed an anti-Semitic industry lobby, and invited German Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl to promote her film, Olympia, in Hollywood.
Charles Lindbergh, the iconic pilot who piloted the nonstop flight from NYC to Paris in 1927, was a diligent supporter of the pseudo-science promoted by Hitler and his cronies: eugenics. (Dude actually believed that only white, blond and blue-eyed people should be allowed to survive.) He even received a medal by Hermann Goring on behalf of Hitler. What’s worse, this man referred to the Nazis' heinous Holocaust as their "Jewish problem." Like, "any luck with that little ‘Jewish problem’ of yours?" Yikes!