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Indonesian 'Nazi' election video sparks anger

Published on Jun 25, 2014 8:36 PM
 
Critics noted Ahmad Dhani was wearing a military uniform jacket identical to one often worn by Adolf Hitler's henchman Heinrich Himmler.-- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

JAKARTA (AFP) - A Indonesian music video aimed at boosting support for a controversial ex-general running for the presidency sparked anger Wednesday after critics said it had Nazi overtones.

Rock star Ahmad Dhani and other singers performed an adaptation of British band Queen's We Will Rock You, with lyrics supporting Prabowo Subianto for the July 9 poll in which he is facing frontrunner Joko Widodo.

But social media exploded with anger after critics noted Dhani was wearing a military uniform jacket identical to one often worn by Adolf Hitler's henchman Heinrich Himmler.

Indonesian-born singer and songwriter Anggun Cipta Sasmi tweeted that the video had made her "shocked, disappointed and ashamed".

 
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