We love us some Nicki Minaj, but what in the world was she thinking?!?
The singer released her lyric video for the new song Only, and the entire thing seems to be modeled after Nazi propaganda! But instead of swastikas, she uses the Young Money symbol.
Of course, people are outraged, including ADL National Director and Holocaust survivor Abraham H. Foxman. He made this statement:
"Nicki Minaj's new video disturbingly evokes Third Reich propaganda and constitutes a new low for pop culture's exploitation of Nazi symbolism. The irony should be lost on no one that this video debuted on the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the "night of broken glass" pogrom that signaled the beginning of the Final Solution and the Holocaust.
It is troubling that no one among Minaj's group of producers, publicists and managers raised a red flag about the use of such imagery before ushering the video into public release.
This video is insensitive to Holocaust survivors and a trivialization of the history of that era. The abuse of Nazi imagery is deeply disturbing and offensive to Jews and all those who can recall the sacrifices Americans and many others had to make as a result of Hitler's Nazi juggernaut."
Well said, sir! It's hard NOT to see what everyone is upset about, to be honest!
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As if the Nazi imagery isn't enough, there are also planes dropping bombs, and Drake is featured as the Pope.
We hope Nicki speaks out about this soon, though, we wonder if there's anything she could say that would explain away what a poor choice this seemingly was!
What was her intent??
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