Hale Hortler

Hale Hortler

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Added Feb 13, 2017 at 03:22PM EST by Don.

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Hale Hortler is an intentional misspelling of the phrase "Hail Hitler," which is typically associated with photographs of poorly-drawn swastika symbols.


In early August 2016, Tumblr user southern-conservatism posted several pictures of a car with an incorrectly drawn swastika symbol drawn with a key next to the word "fag" on the door (shown below, left). On August 1st, Tumblr user equestrianrepublican[5] reblogged the post along with a picture of Adolf Hitler next to the symbol with the caption "Hale Hortler" (shown below, right). Over the next six months, the post gained over 16,000 notes.

southern-conservatism this is the SECOND time an acquaintance of mine has had his car vandalized while at work. he is a nurse who works at a major hospital in Birmingham and last week and now today he has come out to his car with scratches made into it. today the person made it perfectly clear what his motivation for the crime was. Matt is gay. but that is absolutely no excuse for this. whatever happened to live and let live?! there are a LOT of people I dont like or disagree with but that doesn't give me an excuse to damage their private property. this is disgraceful and childish. And Matt is the sweetest guy! he does not deserve this equestrianrepublican HALE HORTLER 16,065 notes


On August 9th, 2016, Redditor ATLief submitted a multi-panel image to /r/ImGoingToHellForThis,[2] where it gathered more than 2,100 points (96% upvoted) and 40 comments prior to being archived. On August 27th, Redditor Gary26 submitted a post titled "Hail Hortler Flag," featuring the incorrectly drawn swastika on a red background within a white circle (shown below).

On November 23rd, 2016, Redditor GrandMasterSubZero submitted a photograph of a television screen displaying a notification that a video game player had been "killed by Hailhortler" (shown below). Within two months, the post garnered upwards of 21,900 points (90% upvoted) and 300 comments on /r/gaming.[4] That day, Redditor nerd-is-the-word submitted a post asking for an explanation of the "Hail Hortler meme" to /r/OutOfTheLoop.[1] On December 25th, the Hale Hortler image was posted to a thread on 4chan's /pol/ board.[3]


Various Examples

Sarah Silverman Tweet

On February 12th, 2017, comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted a photograph of construction markings, speculating that they were poorly-drawn swastikas (shown below).

Sarah Silverman SarahKSilverman 19h Walking to get coffee saw these all over a sidewalk in the town l'm in. Is this an attempt at swastikas? Do neo nazis not have google? わ4.3K 1.8K 2.3K

That day, various Twitter users mocked Silverman's tweet by sarcastically referring to construction workers as "Nazis" and other innocuous symbols as swastikas (shown below).

Stephen Miller @redsteeze FolloW @SarahKSilverman Check it out. I even spotted a couple of Nazis in broad daylight testing some sort of abortion prevention laser device 7:33 PM- 12 Feb 2017 乜7,371 24,940 Harry Khachatrian @Harry1T6 Follow @SarahKSilverman just saw this mysterious Nazi sign on the street. There's even a "15MPH" under it must be some secret Nazi code. pic.twitter.com/j6xWAuTxe0 10:59 PM 12 Feb 2017 MPH 42 134 940

Silverman subsequently posted tweets acknowledging the mistake, citing anti-Semitic messages directed to her and actions of the Trump administration for causing her to assume the markings were Nazi symbols (shown below).

Sarah Silverman @SarahKSilverman Follow It's a construction marker. Innocent mistake for a Jew that gets "burn in an oven!" at least weekly on twitter. Still pretty close though. 9:07 PM 12 Feb 2017 다 268 1,687 Sarah Silverman @SarahKSilverman Follow To the excited-to-pounce, smelly condescending cunts who say ima dummy 4 seeing swastikas in street markers: 4:15 AM 13 Feb 2017 다 50 769 Sarah Silvermarn @SarahKSilverman Follow I'm seeing swastikas in everything fratboys. It started w Bannon's rise & festered when trump decided not 2 mention Jews om/sarahksilverma... 4:20 AM 13 Feb 2017 わt 188 1,483 re the Holocaust. twitter.c

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