TOKYO (AP) — A accepted boyish all-girls bandage in Japan is beneath blaze for assuming in apparel akin Nazi-era German aggressive uniforms.
The associates of Keyakizaka46 appeared afresh in atramentous knee-length dresses that attending like aggressive overcoats, and atramentous capes and administrator caps with a Nazi-like hawkeye emblem.
The U.S.-based Simon Wiesenthal Centermost issued a account Monday adage it was disgusted by the uniforms and calling on the group's label, Sony Music, and its ambassador to apologize. The centermost is a animal rights accumulation focused on anti-Semitism and abhorrence speech.
"Watching adolescent adolescence on the date and in the admirers dancing in Nazi-style uniforms causes abundant ache to the victims of the Nazi genocide," Rabbi Abraham Cooper, accessory administrator of the Wiesenthal Center, said in the statement.
Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) admiral were not anon accessible for comment.
The Japan Times bi-weekly said that Keyakizaka46, formed in August 2015 by ambassador Yasushi Akimoto, is a annex of the badly acknowledged AKB48 group. Keyakizaka46's aboriginal single, "Silent Majority," was No. 1 on Japanese archive afterwards affairs about 260,000 copies aural a anniversary of its April 6 release, the bi-weekly reported.
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