Singer Koki Tanaka and pop group Kishidan had previously dressed as Nazis too
Japanese pop stars Keyakizaka46 have released photos of themselves dressed as Nazis for Halloween.
Whilst the group has not explicitly stated that the costumes were Nazi-inspired, the comparisons shown on Twitter almost make it irrefutable.
Shockingly, Nazi-style outfits are not a new phenomenon for Japanese pop stars. Kishidan, a Japanese pop group, showed up on MTV wearing Nazi-style outfits whilst Koki Tanaka a member of the hugely popular boy band KAT-TUN, dressed up in full Nazi gear in the video for his solo single, ‘Black And White’.
In 2008, a Japanese Idol group declared Adolf Hitler to be a “great person” on network television, inspiring young idols to refer to the Nazi dictator as Uncle Hitler.
— いちごoじゃむo (@xoxo_me_chuchu) October 23, 2016
アウトだと思います。ただ、私は騒ぐ野暮なことしない。人権屋が騒ぐのはむかつくし。ＲＴ欅坂46の新衣装 「ナチス」 の制服そっくりのデザインで物議を醸す – 暇つぶしニュース https://t.co/v5w7eggssm pic.twitter.com/uxRp3xEWin
— 石井孝明 (@ishiitakaaki) October 24, 2016