Context stops mattering after a while. Was it a symbol before the Nazis? Yep. Does that matter? Not one bit. I highly doubt this obvious genius studied the history of the symbol before he got it. My evidence? Um……he’s on this site.
The confederate flag is absolutely the flag of racism. Who doesn’t see that and go “ew. redneck racists”
And I’m sure this guy was trying to break through the stereotype of what the symbol means to pretty much everyone by having it slightly more traditionally correct, but I agree with the previous poster that it doesn’t matter- because now a swastika is a symbol of hate and evil. Period. This guy makes bad choices, and probably has to explain that shit everytime he takes his shirt off.