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Dubai’s Circuit Factory gym says Holocaust was a good thing

by | 7th, January 2012

“KISS your calories goodbye,” says the adverts for Phil Parkinson’s Circuit Factory gym in Al Quoz, Dubai. Parkinson runs the Circuit Factory’s Facebook group which featured a black-and-white photo of the rail tracks leading to the Auschwitz Nazi death camp and the legend: “KISS YOUR CALORIES GOODBYE.”

The Circuit Factory is like “calorie concentration camp” .

Parkinson reacts to the messages of shock and horror and issues an apology, of sorts:

“I apologise if I have offended anyone with the campaign. That was certainly not my intention when we created it. You put strong ideas across, and if they’ve been poorly received then I apologise.”

The “if” is the great caveat. Of course it is offensive. In Dubai and much of the

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