ADL Welcomes Nicki Minaj Apology for Nazi Imagery in Video

New York, NY, November 11, 2014 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed today’s statement from pop artist Nicki Minaj apologizing to her fans and taking full responsibility for her music video containing Nazi imagery released last week.

Earlier today on Twitter, Minaj responded to the controversy with a series of tweets apologizing to her fans and all those offended and indicating that, “I’d never condone Nazism in my art.”

“We are pleased that Nicki Minaj has taken full responsibility for the video and recognized that it was indeed offensive,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor. “Her clear renunciation of Nazism is an important step.  We hope that she will take further steps to educate herself and her fans about who the Nazis were and why we should never take genocide or the Holocaust lightly.”

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

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