Deloitte has fired an Indian employee for his LinkedIn post praising Adolf Hitler, which received severe backlash from many users. The employee had joined just a month ago in the Risk Advisory Department of the firm.
In the post, which was titled “Friday Inspiration”, he said there are several things people can “learn” from the infamous dictator.
“Recently I picked up a book on Adolf Hitler ‘The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler’ by Laurence Rees. I always wanted to read about Hitler and the World War II and this book gave me a fair understanding about these topic," the individual wrote in his post.
The employee, identified as Neerabh Mehrotra, went on to write that Hitler had several “charismatic qualities”.
“Some of the imperative qualities of Hitler were charismatic visionary, magnetic speaker, extremely confident, very intellectual and massive action taker,” he wrote in his post.
Following backlash from several users, he posted an apology on the platform saying that he had no intention to hurt anyone’s feelings on the issue. He also said that it was his personal opinion and it had nothing to do with his race, religion, country or organisations that he was associated with at present or in the past. He has now deleted his entire LinkedIn profile.
The company has distanced itself from the comments made by the individual. A press statement cited by Times Now said, “The views on social media expressed by the individual, who joined our organisation last month, are not aligned with our shared values and violate our internal policies. This individual no longer works for Deloitte India.”