Hitler on Japanese TV

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    When Hello Project meets Hitler:

    Update: Thanks to doinkies to pointing out that TV Tokyo had to apologize for airing this after receiving a lot of complaints from viewers.

    Update 2: Asahi has posted an English language report on the Hitler-ojisan skit.

    The slip was made in a segment of the program “Yorosen,” in which young “idol” group members act as school teachers and lecture about history. The program was aired early Friday.

    Referring to the Nazi dictator as “Hitler ojisan” (Uncle Hitler), the woman lauded Hitler’s speeches as having a “soothing effect.”

    “The program’s content was based on a mistaken interpretation of history and was inappropriate,” the broadcaster said.

    [hat tip to Claytonian]

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