After years of no change, Amazon decided to update their app icon. Critics did not take kindly, claiming that the scotch tape over the iconic Amazon smile resembled the mustache of Adolf Hitler.
One would need to have a very sharp eye, or be looking for reasons to be upset in order to draw such a comparison as this.
Adolf Hitler had a slender black mustache above his lip, the tape over the Amazon box in their logo however, is blue, and far too high to be perceived as a mustache.
“It’s not just a ripped scotch tape, it’s a ripped scotch tape that has a similar shape and is right on top of a smiling mouth. Looks like a happy little cardboard Adolf to me,” claimed a critical Twitter user
At first glance, upon reading such an absurd headline you likely found yourself examining the logo, attempting to find the likeness before you read. If you are like most others, you couldn’t figure out how the logo resembled the Nazi leader. Now that it’s been pointed out, it’s clicking.
Amazon of course changed the blue tape to be less jagged, to avoid controversy. It’s astonishing that with all of the issues that plague our country, this is the one people choose to concern themselves with.