The news is out: [The Auschwitz Museum is condemning a new TikTok trend in which teens role-play as victims of the Holocaust as “hurtful and offensive.”
The museum’s memorial site tweeted a statement on Wednesday, responding to the videos shared on the popular social media app, where certain users talk about dying during the mass genocide as they wear striped uniforms reminiscent of those worn by concentration camp prisoners, fake bruises or Star of David armbands.
“The ‘victims’ trend on TikTok can be hurtful & offensive. Some videos are dangerously close or already beyond the border of trivialization of history,” the Auschwitz Museum tweeted, before adding that they did not want to shame the young people involved.
“But we should discuss this not to shame & attack young people whose motivation seem very diverse,” the organization said. “It’s an educational challenge.”]
No one gets offended when dead negroes are made fun of.