Miss Hitler beauty competition pulled from the web. A beauty competition promoting antisemitism has been pulled from the internet.
The “Miss Hitler” competition that was running on Russia’s leading social media network, encouraged entrants to wear Nazi regalia in praise of Adolf Hitler.
The competition, which appeared on social network VKontakte, asked young women contestants to post photos of themselves in Nazi regalia, making Nazi salutes or expressing devotion to Hitler.
All contestants were required to encourage the Hitlerian culture and promote interaction between the Hitlerian community in Russia.
The page was hosted by VKontakte which is Russia’s answer to Facebook and had already got thousands of page impressions before being removed following complaints by an Israeli watchdog.
According to Sky News, The Russian government agency Roskomnadzor replaced the page with a message reading: “This community has been blocked because of calls to violence”
Women put themselves forward for the competition under names including Miss Edelweiss and Miss Marta, writing in praise of the German Nazi dictator and including antisemitic rants in their entries.
A similar competition back in 2014 was criticised by the Anti-Defamation League, which noted that the contest required entrants to be a “woman who hates Jews” and encouraged them to “post a sexy Nazi pic”.”For us, the fact that the contest took place is a reminder of the importance of continuing education about the lessons of the Holocaust and the legacy of antisemitism in Russia,” ADL national director Abraham H Foxman said.
Miss Hitler beauty competition pulled from the web