Online arts community and digital darling, RedBubble, has attracted the ire of the Australian Jewish community and is suffering a membership backlash over its affiliation with New York based T-shirt and merchandiser designers Hipster Hitler.
The fuhrer furore has spilled overseas, sparking a PayPal investigation and prompting Facebook to pull HH's page. The art showcase and sales site RedBubble launched in 2006, and became one of Australia's most successful crowdsourced sites, offering free membership, creator retention of copyright, and fee-based online sales.
The row, which has turned into a near-riot on Oz art blogs, kicked off late last month when the site’s lawyers, Arnold Bloch Leibler, dropped RedBubble as a client over the Hipster Hitler merchandise.
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