Viewers at home were left both baffled and stunned after spotting the logo, confused as to how the logo ended up on the float despite having no ties to Northern Soul, a movement that predominantly celebrated Black music.
One person said: "Why the f**k is the Black Sun, a nazi symbol, on a Jubilee float?"
Another added: "Absolutely nothing at all to see here, just a Nazi symbol on the side of one of the Jubilee parade buses..."
A third said: "Can some please explain to me why there was a Nazi symbol (black sun) on a float in the jubilee."
\u201cCan some please explain to me why there was a Nazi symbol (black sun) on a float in the jubilee.\u201d
One person suggested that there might have been an error when researching the symbols on Google.
\u201c@NorthernSoul73 @crustybumbler If you search "northern soul images" on Google it comes up on a few stock image sites - I'm guessing whoever got the job of dressing the float didn't double check.\u201d
In a statement given to The Mirror, The Platinum Jubilee Pageant Company said: "This is a genuine mistake and we apologise for the offence caused. The act intended to represent the Twisted Wheel Club associated with Northern Soul music from 60s and 70s, and the symbol was unfortunately mislabeled on search engines.
"This is an error with no malicious intent. Anyone who has seen the Pageant will know that the Pageant is all about inclusivity, tolerance and unity and this symbol does not correlate with anything it stands for."
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