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    Rammstein are not Nazis
     
    New Music Express reports that despite Nazi imagery in one of their video they are not Nazis. 
    The offending video was for their contribution to the Depeche Mode tribute disc with the song “Stripped”. They incorporated footage of the 1936 Berlin Olympics into the video which led to controversy. 

    The band had this to say: "We are not Nazis, Neo-Nazis, any other kind of Nazi. We are against racism, bigotry or any  other type of discrimination." 

    And the record company put their two cents worth in: "The band are humanists... They eschew any connection to the Neo-Nazi movement or the philosophy of the  Third Reich. "Furthermore, Rammstein believe that good art knows no political allegiances, thus, the Leni Riefenstahl footage  they used for 'Stripped' is an expression of good art rather than an endorsement of Nazism. By using these images outside of their original context and in combination with other media (the newsreel footage, the music of Depeche Mode sung in English) the band hopes to create a collage that conveys a broad range of  emotions."

    Rammstein continues to capture an international audience despite the controversy. 
     

     
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