Kayakizawa46 is a new-ish girl idol group, and it looks like they’re tarnishing their own image in the early stages.
It’s not known, however, if the women simply didn’t realize the affiliation of their costumes with the anti-Semitic, murderous regime, or if they were aware, and chose to wear the garb anyway. It’s difficult to fathom the latter.
Appropriately, confusion and disappointment is circulating on Twitter:
This will never end.— 8E88 (@nooi_c) October 25, 2016
Japanese Idols Dress As Nazis For Halloween https://t.co/DJKEr2QymT
Asian pop stars dressing up as Nazis is not a new fad, unfortunately, as Kotaku points out. A boy band made a Nazi-themed music video, and another girl band wore Nazi-like outfits for a performance. And in 2008, one idol group said Hitler was “a great person” on TV, even drawing pictures of him and calling him “Uncle Hitler.” Utterly cringeworthy.
The Nazis slaughtered up to 20 million people. It’s probably best, then, not to glorify them . . . on ANY day of the year.
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