Of all the possible shapes they could have used, one textbook designer settled on a bloody pentagram to teach primary school students Mandarin.
An alarmed Redditor today highlighted the blood-splattered pentagram used to represent “shapes” in a Primary 2 Chinese text meant for 8-year-olds.
“Didn’t know Satanist symbols were part of learning Chinese for primary school students,” Themoltenbeacon wrote.
The symbol appeared alongside words such as a “triangle” and “scotch tape,” for which more accurate visuals were used.
Coconuts have reached out to local publisher Marlinsons for comment.
The textbook said it was “based on [Ministry of Education] syllabus” and suitable for students learning advanced and normal Chinese.
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