German hard rock band Rammstein sparked criticism after posting and video promoting their new single "Deutschland" that featured band members dressed as concentration camps inmates
The video, which was posted on Twitter and Youtube , showed the band members wearing nooses around their necks, standing on a gallows. The rockers were also wearing striped uniforms similar to those prisoners were forced to wear in concentration camps. Deutsche Welle reported one of the band members appeared to be wearing a yellow Star of David on their uniform
Jewish groups and others called the tasteless and unacceptable video, while government anti-Semitism official Felix Klein told Bild newspaper in
Charlotte Knobloch, a Holocaust survivor, told Bild
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"The instrumentalization and trivialization of the Holocaust, as shown in the images, is irresponsible," she said.
Rammstein and his label has refused to comment on the 35-second clip (1
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The popular German band, formed in 1995, has come under criticism before for its music videos, album art and songs, Deutsche Welle reported
The Associated Press contributed to this report