A Sony music division from Japan has issued an apology for a band currently under their management.
The band in question, Kishidan, had an international Jewish group launch a complaint about the way the band was dressed for an MTV performance earlier this week.
This is what they wore:
Images broadcast on the "Megavector" program show the six-member band in black uniforms resembling those of Nazi soldiers, with distinctive red arm bands and epaulets.
Not good, you guys, not good. Why would ANYONE think that's okay??
How good was the apology?
Here's what it said:
"Although it was not meant to carry any ideological meaning whatsoever, we deeply regret and apologize for the distress it has caused Simon Wiesenthal Center and all concerned," read the statement, which was signed by two executives from the subsidiary.
Doesn't seem very heartfelt to us.
Way way way too many instances of anti-semitic remarks have been popping up lately. From Charlie Sheen text messages to the Galliano ordeal.
This needs to stop. When we talk about equality around here, we don't just mean for the LGBT community. We mean it for EVERYONE. Race, creed, sexual orientation, you name it.
Nobody should be discriminated!
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