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Holocaust Cosplayers are All Over TikTok, Making Trump’s Idea to Ban It Look Pretty Good

So, the Holocaust. Let’s just start by saying it happened and six million Jews were killed in it and there are jackets you can buy that uphold that fact. It shouldn’t need said, but, well… it needs said.

Something else that shouldn’t need said but apparently needs said is that cosplaying as Holocaust victims, which includes six million Jews along with Romani, homosexuals and various political prisoners, mostly leftists and groups like antifa who opposed the far-right Nazi Party during their rise to power. Again, it shouldn’t need said, but here we are.

I don’t know about you, but I have absolutely seen these “tragedy porn” TikTok videos of girls (and it’s always girls) looking somewhat unwashed and claiming to be victims of the Holocaust.

Just for starters it also seems pretty disrespectful to not cover up your butterfly tattoo if you’re cosplaying as a Jewish victim of Holocaust, considering tattoos like that are forbidden by Jewish religious law. You know, in addition to all the other reasons it’s disrespectful.

And you might be wondering if this was one of those things like the kids eating the Tide pods where the media is taking a handful of idiots and blowing it out of proportion, and I don’t think that’s the case. I’ve been seeing these things come across my Twitter timeline for about a week and the Holocaust Museum weighed in on the phenomenon.

We shouldn’t publicly shame idiot kids for being idiot kids, but instead it’s better to educate them so they stop being idiots. Wow. Explaining to people why they shouldn’t do a thing so they can grow as people instead of ruining their lives forever. What a novel concept.

And keep in mind that these are kids and they think they’re doing something good and educating people about the Holocaust. None of these videos are going “yeah, it was awesome when the Holocaust happened” or “well, it was a lot, but probably not six million” because both of those statements are objectively wrong in their face. These kids are trying to do the right thing, they just need to figure out a better way to do that.

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