Kishidan Apologizes to Human Rights Activists

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a global Jewish human rights organization based in California, USA, had protested MTV Japan for a feature on Kishidan, in which the group is seen wearing uniforms similar to Nazi Germany's SS. Along with apologizing, the official website of the group also states that the offensive costumes will be disposed of.

In regards to the costume worn by Kishidan on MTV Network Japan's program, "Megavector", 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. Members of Kishidan also deeply regret and apologize to you in the matter.

We have duly received the words and advice from Simon Wiesenthal Center and take them very seriously. Kishidan will never again use this costume and it will be disposed of immediately. We will not broadcast, transmit, or distribute the video recording of Kishidan's performance with the said costume, and the recording will be disposed of immediately.

The companies and artist Kishidan sincerely apologize for the insensitive action.

Kimikazu Harada
Representative Director, Chairman
Sony Music Artists, Inc.

Akira Takahashi
Representative Director, President
Sony Music Artists, Inc.

Shintaro Higuchi
Corporate Executive

Avex Entertainment, Inc.

source: jpopasia
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  1. Geez... these american idiots make a big deal of such a nonsense. c'mon it's just cosplay and theres nothing bad about it. I dun understand it's just me or world went mad?