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That IKEA 'swastika table' is just another Facebook hoax

That IKEA 'swastika table' is just another Facebook hoax
PHOTO COURTESY OF SHUTTERSTOCK

You know how people jokingly say, "If it's on the Internet, it's true?" It's funny because everyone gets it. So often we see something, or hear something and just assume it's true.

That goes for Facebook posts, too. For instance, a recent post about Ikea suggested the Swedish retailer has a hateful side.

You may have heard that Ikea is selling a swastika-shaped table called the Hadolf for 88 Euros? The swastika represents Hitler's Nazis, and 88 is a code people still use to mean, "Hail, Hitler."

There were a few posts about the table, possibly starting in Italy or Germany, that have gone viral. The one below, for instance, received tens of thousands of "likes" on Facebook. As of earlier this month, it was shared 11,000 times.

However, it's not true. Ikea says they will sue whoever posted the original, offensive image, if they can find the person.

Ikea's official statement regarding the table: "It is, of course, clear that such a table is not part of our program, either in Italy or anywhere else."

Ikea swastika table

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