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10:57 am - 09/09/2012

Koki's Nazi uniform causes controversy

Tanaka Koki, member of the popular Johnny's idol group, KAT-TUN, has been stirring up some controvery recently as his new PV "Black or White" was leaked on to the internet. So what's the big deal? Some netizens are upset that Koki is dressed in full, Nazi uniform. The full PV can be viewed here.

To be specific, Koki sports the notorious SS black uniform, which was used from 1932 to 1934 in Nazi Germany. The SS uniform was worn specifically by people who worked in concentration camps and closest to the Third Reich. The PV features him dancing in the Nazi garb, while switching between scenes of him being experimented on. The SS was also notorious for conducting horrendous "medical experiments" on many Jews in concentration camps.

Koki's uniform shows off several Nazi era paraphernalia, including:

The Third Reich Eagle Emblem 

The Third Reich government adopted the eagle as a national symbol (Hoheitszeichen), in common with previous German governments and several other European countries. Originally, the design was to show the eagle's head facing to its right when used as a national symbol, and to its left when used as a Nazi Party symbol, but this convention was not always followed. The eagle's claws were to grasp a wreath of oak leaves surrounding a swastika.

The Iron Cross

The Iron Cross was used as the symbol of the German Army from 1871 to March/April 1918, when it was replaced by a simpler Greek cross. In 1956, the Iron Cross resumed its German military usage, as it became the symbol of the Bundeswehr, the modern German armed forces. 

However, the Nazi swastika band cannot be seen on his arm. 

Many netizens have voiced their concerns over the PV, including:

"That PV is disgusting, not only the SS uniform but also the experiment bits...Japanese groups have been called out for this shit before, he must've known. This is a disgusting grab for attention and it will work,"

"lol i don't get why you are all reacting so badly. okay well i do, but it's been done before and it shouldn't be a huge deal anymore. vk bands have dressed up with the actual nazi-swastika attached to their costume. for years and years and years."

It is widely known that the Japanese were allied with Germany during World War 2. However, many Japanese are still uneducated on the full extent of the atrocities done by the Axis Powers during the war.

Sources: 1, 2
hpswf1 9th-Sep-2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
Oh c'mon, if Nazis was good somehow for Poland's people it's not like they was good to all, as well as if some Soviet's soldiers was bad and evil it's mean that all soviet soldiers was bad as well as whole country. There is plenty of stories what Nazis did in USSR as well I'm sure there was stories what Poland's soldiers did in past wars with Russia.
yuuki_saya 9th-Sep-2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
I don't deny, because it was war. But in all this madness somehow older people talk about German soldiers better.

And I don't say that Nazi soldiers were good. They were better. Not that I'm fond of any... Oh, and I haven't heard of nice and kind army in history. It's always bad and take the worst of people.
hpswf1 9th-Sep-2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
But it's you who wrote "hat there was bigger and much worst army, primitive and destructive". It's like all people who fought against Nazis as Soviets army was bad and evil (there was Polish people in it). And this is not true.
Just because Nazis was better to some people in Poland, not mean they were like this to all in Poland.
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