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Indignation over New Year's Eve fireworks from Aldi - do not we really have any other worries !?

For this set of fireworks with the name "Paris" Aldi South is being criticized.
Photo: Aldi Süd /
  1. Can fireworks still be called "Paris" despite terror?
  2. Aldi wonders about the criticism
  3. We do not want to connect Paris with terror

Can fireworks still be called "Paris" despite terror?

Aldi Süd has put a fireworks set called Paris on sale. There is harsh criticism. The name is inappropriate after the terrorist attacks.

At Aldi Süd, the bangle for New Year's Eve is just being advertised very big. Roman lights, brilliant fountains and fireworks - there are fireworks in all shapes and colors. One of the fireworks family sets has Aldi "Paris" baptized - and it is now excited.

Many people are discussing the internet, reputable media such as the SWR and the world are jumping up. The SWR writes on Twitter:

Unhappy: #Aldi calls his missile set #Paris.

- SWRinfo (@SWRinfo) December 28, 2015

Private critics write:

#Aldi calls his #New Years rockets #Paris. What's next? The #Boeller -Box Damascus? #Firework #marketingfail

- Sven Westbrock (@SvenWest_) December 29, 2015

Tastelessness at ALDI SOUTH: The premium family assortment "Paris" with 7 "Brilliant Bombshell Rockets". #epicfail

- ᗩאᖙᖇᙓᗩᔕ (@afiller) December 22, 2015

Call bomby fireworks bodies for a city in which a few weeks ago more than 140 people were killed in brutal terrorist attacks?

You can find that tasteless, embarrassing and inappropriate. Or you can look at it objectively and ask yourself if this is not too artificially excited.

Aldi wonders about the criticism

Aldi himself is surprised by the excitement and points out that the production of the fireworks goods had already started in February 2015 - long before the French capital Paris was shaken by the terrible terrorist attacks of the IS. In addition, traditionally since 2004, the fireworks arrangements were named after major cities. Other offers include the names of the cities of Sydney, Berlin, Las Vegas and Lisbon.

We do not want to connect Paris with terror

Also in the editorship of we are surprised. Naming fireworks bodies to known cities, commonly associated with joie de vivre and multi-faceted wealth, is perfectly legitimate. And selling the set of fireworks called "Paris", even though the city has recently been shaken by attacks, is unfortunate - but no reason to get so excited.

Actually, it is good that in the product department of Aldi South no one sat, said: "Paris, this is the city with many terrorist attacks, we can no longer take as a symbol of New Year's Eve joy."

Such thinking would be a first and terrible gain for the people who want to plunge our peaceful cities into constant fear and distressing mistrust.

Paris is the city of lights and love - and it should stay that way.

To connect Paris with positive moments and thoughts is nothing to be ashamed of. It is not a desecration of the memory of the victims of the recent terrorist attacks. Such a product name in spite of terror is a yes to life and joy of life - to all the beautiful and good that we associate with well-known and popular cities like Paris. We do not want to let this thinking go. Even the Parisians themselves do not want their city to be considered the city of terror. That's why they went to the streets after the attacks, put flowers on their streets and lit thousands of lights.

Let us stop making ourselves terrorists' henchmen. Let's not align our world with where her hatred work shook our lives.

Let's celebrate life instead and remember the people who lost their lives too soon.

Let's rather think about whether it really has to be that so much money is blown out into the air in a colorful light every year, while the noise terrifies children, animals and even some adults, and while many people go through misguided fireworks missiles are partially fatally injured.

Maybe a few fewer fireworks - fired by professionals who know exactly what they are doing. So we could celebrate New Year's Eve much more carefree - and we would not need to be afraid that we will not hear a bomb because fireworks are blazing around us, as the Bundestag member Hans-Christian Ströbele recently said.