Nicki Minaj’s ‘Only’ Lyric Video Called Out for Nazi Imagery by the Anti-Defamation League
The Anti-Defamation League slammed Nicki Minaj's NSFW new lyric video for her current single 'Only' due to what they claim is offensive and inflammatory imagery. According to the ADL, the 'Only' video invokes Nazi imagery reminiscent of the propaganda films used by the Third Reich during World War II.
Holocaust survivor and ADL National Director, Abraham H. Foxman, released the following 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."
You can watch the NSFW lyric video above.