An artist's creation of gingerbread Nazis drew complaints after it was displayed in a hardware store window, prompting the store owner to demand the artwork be removed. Charlie Palmer covered the gingerbread men during the weekend and said he wanted them out by [sic] of his business by Tuesday.
McGuckin said he chose the subject to provoke thought, not to offend.
"I can differentiate between real Nazis and that [sic] the atrocities they performed compared to these little gingerbread men, but I guess some people can't," said McGuckin, 50.
Palmer left one of McGuckin's displays uncovered: a depiction of a suicidal snowman sitting under a hairdryer.
"I want people to say 'Oh, my gosh,'" McGuckin said. "And once they look at it, say: 'It is kind of pretty.'"
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