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Don’t Worry, Guys: Silver Star Has Already Discontinued Their Nazi Shirt

Cly Guida Silver Star totenkopf nazi imagery t-shirt
nazi hat totenkopf
(Images via MiddleEasy)

A year after Zuffa banned Hoelzer Reich as a fighter sponsor due to their uncomfortably Nazi-ish t-shirt designs, another apparel company is under scrutiny for a potentially offensive symbol. As first spotted by WRESTLENOW on the UG, Clay Guida appeared in a recent Fight! Magazine video wearing a Silver Star shirt featuring a totenkopf. Translated to "skull of a dead man," the totenkopf symbol has been used in the German military since the Prussian army of the 18th century, but it is most closely associated with the Nazi SS – especially the particular version shown above, in which the totenkopf is shown in half-profile – and is currently favored by Neo-Nazis

According to Cagewriter, Silver Star has already apologized, claiming the shirt was discontinued a year ago, and that "they didn’t realize the association between the design and the Nazis." Also: "Cagewriter spoke to Clay Guida’s manager, and he said that Guida was not aware of the fact the shirt he wore had any Nazi-related imagery. He pointed out that Silver Star’s founder Luke Burritt is a Jewish American and denounces Nazism, as does Clay."

We won’t accuse Luke Burritt of being a closeted Nazi-sympathizer (although Silver Star’s initials are also "SS"…hmm), but this "didn’t realize the association" excuse is always hard to swallow. Where else would you come across that particular symbol, if not on a Nazi’s uniform? Even if a Silver Star designer saw the totenkopf tattooed on a big white prison-gang member and just thought it looked cool, you’d figure that some basic research would need to be done before it was put into production on a t-shirt. Do us all a favor and stick to what you know best, fellas: References to badass ’80s metal bands.

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Lonny- December 30, 2010 at 5:30 am
Clay Guida responded "yea, my boss ain't no jewish carpenter".
nickyroose- December 29, 2010 at 10:53 am
Hitler drove a Mercedes, he didn't design it you fucking moron. Mercedes symbols weren't used on SS uniforms. Go on a rampage already retard maybe you can be the real killdozer's high score.

Also secret Jew Message incoming,

**Wait, let's continue to do whatever the fuck we want because no one has balls to stand up to us."
Dagnut- December 29, 2010 at 6:54 am
Next they'll be banning zycon b
KillDozer- December 28, 2010 at 8:46 pm
i totally agree with you! people should know shit like this!!!! I also agree with you that anyone who drives Mercedes is a bloody Nazi!!! If you buy Mercedes, you should be ashamed of your own ignorance. Hitler drove Mercedes!!!!
Look I'm not saying everyone who ever drove that car is a racist but only a fucking idiot would not see anything wrong with its affiliation after finding out.

PS The leather uniform in traditional dominatrix form looks only passingly like a Nazi uniform and was used for literally a thousand years before the rise of the Nazis.

KillDozer- December 28, 2010 at 8:37 pm
The other day I went to the Royal Canadian Museum and saw a statute of asian chick holding nazi swastika. Omg, omg omg. I think nazis invented time machine and went back to put their signs on random ancient shit. Maybe that's what happened here??? Think about it!!! Did anyone know before that skulls belonged to nazis???
The following is a top secret message to my jewish friends!!! (do not read it!!!)
*** how long do we have to bring up nazis before we can finally nuke Palestine??? like really??? we are running out of ideas***
Lysol- December 28, 2010 at 5:22 pm
Yeah, I agree with what, disturbingly enough, only a few others here had said: The shirt's most offensive features are that it's astonishingly ugly and probably selling for $40.
nickyroose- December 28, 2010 at 2:55 pm

But I agree with you. People should wear whatever they want. But to some of the mutton heads here have no understanding of that skull or what it means. You are fortunate. However you should be ashamed of your own ignorance. Not get mad at people who actually know shit about the world.

I know exactly what that skull is. I know exactly what the German eagle looks like. It is not fucking piratey, it is nazi-ey.

Look I'm not saying everyone who ever sported that shirt is a racist but only a fucking idiot would not see anything wrong with its affiliation after finding out.

PS The Swastika in traditional Hindu form looks only passingly like a Nazi symbol and was used for literally a thousand years before the rise of the Nazis.
k-onda- December 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm
Look, SS - SilverStar, and The SS - Nazis, are two different things people. SilverStar promotes douchiness. The SS promoted genocide. SilverStar's clothing is tacky-to-the-point-of-emarrassing. The SS's clothing was pretty tight.
Can you blame Burritt for trying to add a little style to his clothing line?
twoleftfeet- December 28, 2010 at 12:41 pm
I'm curious why nobody has made a big deal out of the iron cross yet.not saying they should,it just seems weird that all these goofballs wear or have a tattoo of a German war medal.
doowm- December 28, 2010 at 12:38 pm
i noticed some of the same imagery on some tapout shirts at wal-mart last week........think dana will stop letting them be sponsors? lmfao
Null Kuhl- December 28, 2010 at 11:30 am

"Have you noticed that our caps have actually got little pictures of skulls on them? Hans...are we the baddies?"
Viva Hate- December 28, 2010 at 11:26 am
When asked to comment Guida replied "For every problem there is a Final Solution. He then criticized Ben Goldstein and praised Dana White for his handling of the Playboy issue as he walked off with his two new puppies Goebbels and Göring.
TehBeej- December 28, 2010 at 11:16 am
Skulls and bones compose, like, 80% of these shirts, and you get all bent out of shape because its positioned like that.

Looks like a pirate flag symbol to me.
Chael Sonnens Balls- December 28, 2010 at 10:25 am
Damn it Silver Star no wonder I didn't get what I wanted for Christmas, fuck you, you overly sensitive and caring bastards!

No I don't have Judeophobia, nor am I a racist I just like swastika tattoo's ... kinda like these black guys:


ComaPlata- December 28, 2010 at 10:21 am
Already been banned from one website for commenting on this... Gonna try and stay outta this one. I could emotionally afford to be banned from the other site but, not my Cagepotato...
LAS- December 28, 2010 at 10:16 am
I'll pile on with the "MMA shirts are tacky-as-fuck" movement. However, I will admit, I do own a Tapout Kimbo Slice T-shirt, just because I get a ton of novelty mileage out of it.
PortlandMMA- December 28, 2010 at 10:10 am
Agreed, and some of those shirts are fucking expensive...the price is never too high for a douche though.
Waxedpants- December 28, 2010 at 10:05 am
You sir are correct
rogerw- December 28, 2010 at 9:56 am
While that particular skull is obviously a (Neo-)Nazi symbol, I would say all those MMA clothing companies' biggest crime is making horrible, tacky pieces of shit shirts.
noizy- December 28, 2010 at 9:44 am
The Buddhists use inverted swastikas (or is it the other way around) :P
dedflesh- December 28, 2010 at 9:27 am
bunch of fucking cry babies
Goog- December 28, 2010 at 9:17 am
Nikloai- December 28, 2010 at 9:16 am
hey that's my hat!
Mofo- December 28, 2010 at 9:11 am
If they discover the Nazi's had a love of *blowjobs* I'm gonna be pissed.
PortlandMMA- December 28, 2010 at 9:10 am
This Hitler character is making it really hard on us devout Charlie Chaplin fans.