Nicki Minaj’s music videos are anything but tame and have caused her a lot of criticism in the past, but her most recent one may be the most heavily criticized yet.
Nicki has been accused of using Nazi imagery in her Only video and the Anti-Defamation League, as well as many of her fans, want to know the reason behind it.
In the video, a cartoon drawing of Nicki stands up in front of a large crowd.
The people in the crowd look very similar to a Nazi regime and the large banners on either side of the cartoon Nicki also resemble Nazi banners.
— TMZ (@TMZ) November 11, 2014
The worst part about the video may be the timing. The video debuted on the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht, which signaled the beginning of the Final Solution and the Holocaust.
“Nicki Minaj’s new video disturbingly evokes Third Reich propaganda and constitutes a new low for pop culture’s exploitation of Nazi symbolism,” Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor, told FOX411 in a statement. “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.”
“This video it is insensitive to Holocaust survivors and a trivialization of the history of that era,” Foxman added. “This imagery is deeply disturbing and offensive to Jews and all those who recall the sacrifices Americans and many others had to pay as a result of the Nazi juggernaut.”
Foxman and Holocaust survivors weren’t the only ones upset with the video, many of Nicki’s fans felt the video was done in poor taste as well.
Do you think Nicki meant for the video to resemble Nazi Germany so closely?