Japanese Retailer Agrees to Pull Nazi Costume

'Heil Hitler' dress up not funny to Jewish group
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2010 2:36 PM CST
A Nazi costume is displayed for sale at retailer Don Quijote Co. in Tokyo, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010.   (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

(Newser) – A Japanese costume store has agreed to remove a faux Nazi uniform after complaints from a major Jewish group, the AP reports. At Don Quijote, which has outlets in several Japanese cities, $60 could get you black jacket with swastika armband, sold in a package that said "Heil Hitler" in Japanese. The costume ran afoul of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which complained to Quijote.

"This was meant purely as a joke, as something that would easily be recognizable," a Quijote spokesman said. "If we have complaints will certainly stop sales."

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