A newly opened Japanese host club that promotes Nazi-themed costumes has apologized for its lack of awareness on the issue.
Backlash: Unfair Club, which opened on Sunday in Osaka, drew outrage online after its promotional pictures, showing its hosts – or male entertainers – donning Nazi-themed uniforms, swastika armbands and with swastika-plastered champagne bottles, according to Vice.
Source Music, the management firm of K-pop group Gfriend, issued an apology after group member Sowon posted photos of herself with a mannequin dressed in a Nazi uniform.
The photos were taken during a music video shoot at a café in the city of Paju in South Korea in November, Source Music explained in a statement through Big Hit’s fan app on Monday, Variety reported.
K-pop sensation BTS has sparked another controversy after a prominent Jewish group called them out for wearing hats adorned with Nazi symbols during a photoshoot.
The popular South Korean boyband faced criticism last month after 23-year-old BTS member Jimin was seen wearing a t-shirt containing the text “Patriotism our history liberation Korea” printed multiple times along with an image of the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima at the end of World War II.
A Korean American man known as the “Asian Nazi” on social media was arrested in Tyler, Texas, on Friday on a federal warrant by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Heon “Hank” Jong Yoo, 24, was booked into the Smith County Jail by ATF around 10:30 p.m. after making false statements while he purchased firearms, according to a U.S. Marshals Service spokesman.
A Taiwanese automotive store in the Hsinchu County town of Zhubei has recently come under fire for selling a Nazi flag sticker labeled as the “flag of Germany”.
A young Asian American known only on the Internet as Uncle Chang — the Asian equivalent of an Uncle Tom — called out liberals on why they lost the 2016 presidential election and to suck his “big Asian cock.”
He delivered his speech in front of the “He Will Not Divide Us” livestream protest at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City on January 31.
A school-sanctioned event at a Taiwanese high school was strongly denounced by the Israeli government after several students marched in a parade wearing Nazi uniforms.
Hsinchu’s Kuangfu Senior High School students from the sophomore media and design class not only sported Nazi outfits but also marched with cardboard tank props while giving the “Sieg Heil” salute, reported the China Post.
It is now becoming a trend for some Japanese pop stars to wear Nazi costumes. The most recent J-pop idols to don Nazi wardrobe were Keyakizaka46, who uploaded photos of themselves on social media wearing Nazi costumes for Halloween.
秋元康ってネトウヨ？欅坂46の新衣装が思い切りナチスドイツの軍服なんですけど。 安倍政権がナチス崇拝だから問題ないのかな？:(ヽ’ω‘): pic.twitter.com/fWpWnwDecH