A new pirate radio station that condemns fascism has upset a few conservatives and Trump supporters.
Thing is, it’s completely fake.
Amazon’s dystopian series, “The Man in the High Castle,” which is loosely based on a Philip K. Dick novel, reimagines the U.S. in the 1960s if the Axis powers had won World War II.
At South by Southwest over the weekend, Amazon launched “Resistance Radio,” a marketing campaign for the show’s upcoming third season. The fake internet-based radio station is broadcast by the “Resistance,” or fictional Americans from the show, who are attempting to fight the Third Reich, or the Nazi regime.
The campaign also had an accompanying hashtag, #ResistanceRadio, which began to trend on Twitter over the weekend because some mistook it for anti-Trump radio station.
Yet, as the hashtag continued to surge, more and more people began to realize what Resistance Radio actually was and the conversation on Twitter turned into something completely different:
This isn’t the first time “The Man in the High Castle” has stirred up controversy with its promotion and marketing campaigns. In 2015, Amazon plastered the inside of a shuttle train in New York City with symbols of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan:
In 2016, the series used an image of the Statue of Liberty giving the Nazi salute in ads:
The Huffington Post has reached out to Amazon for comment, but did not get a response by the time of this post’s publication. We will update this story accordingly.