ANSWERS: 38
  • Does he want to imply that he wants to kill Jews?
  • He's just rebelling but he needs to be careful.
  • this is questionable...it is definately in poor taste...so it depends on who's at the party...would they find it amusing?
  • I hope he comes home alive. If he doesn't come home, then you will know it was a stupid idea.
  • Tasteless costume, May offend someone. If my kid wanted to throw a pointed hood over his head as a costume, I wouldn't allow it. Educate your kid about the atrocities and the lives lost, and what the Nazi's represented. Then see if he still wants to dress as a Nazi.
  • After my opinion this is never a joke but tasteless. In Germany you would risk prison for such a joke.
  • Personally, if I were the organiser of the party, I wouldn't let him in.
  • It may just have something to do with his sense of humor. Perhaps he thinks it's funny and shocking. Or he may even think of it as a tribute to history, in some way. Ask him the reason behind his desire to do this; you may be surprised.
  • Yes its wrong. Just like if he wanted to dress like a member of the KKK.
  • I've often said that if nothing else, the Nazis had cool uniforms. Especially the SS. Did he say why? Perhaps everyone is supposed to wear a military uniform or something I have no idea.
  • It depends on his age. If he's still a kid, yeah its pretty messed up. If not, and he knows what the Nazis did and how horrible such actions are then it's fine.
  • He's probably doing it for shock value? I could understand it in certain limited settings, but there is just so much that could go wrong there. I mean, people dress up as vampires, which are at least as evil and cruel as Nazis. But then again, chances are pretty slim that someone at the party had grandparents who were killed by vampires in World War II.
  • I think it's alright because study to anything is the basic part of life experience!
  • Yeah there's something wrong. He's being a little peckerhead and trying to do something for shock value. I hope you let him do it, and I hope somebody kicks the shit out of him at the party.
  • the worst idea in the world. he is testing his limits. he is testing your limits. he is just being a rebellious youth. just say no.
  • I certainly wouldn't want to be seen with anyone who thinks it's funny enough to dress as a nazi (or anything to that equivalent). Studying history is one thing, throwing on a costume based around hate, ignorance 9which people will think he is displaying by wearing it) and genocide is another. Thousands of people were killed by people who had these outfits on, they lost their homes, families, and lvies. This isn't a joke to most people I've met, but maybe we run in different circles (mine consist of jewish ppeople, hitler generally isn't a funyn topic to them).
  • Prince Harry did it... Why does everything have a hidden meaning to you Americans. He's not a Nazi He doesnt want to kill jews its just a costume. Grow up.
    • Hardcore Conservative
      It's the snowflakes who would have a problem with it.
  • If your son doesn't come home in one piece don't be suprised.........
  • Me and a jewish buddy of mine want to get a hitler costume and a jewish costume and skip around the mall holding hands singing "So happy together". So no I see nothing wrong with it.
  • Have you noticed anything else aside from the costume? If not, I'd otherwise just call it a costume. People might have an issue with a guy dressed as Jesus at Halloween, yet everyone's cool with dressing a Devil costume. Strange world we live in.
  • I'd be worried if I were you. Some people may take it the wrong way. I'd make sure your son took a weapon.
  • Prince Harry of Britain got into a lot of trouble when he did that. So your son is in good/bad company. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4170083.stm
  • To add to the fire. People dress up like civil war soldiers all the time and do reenactments. Does that make them monsters?
  • I would think there is something wrong with your thinking if you have to ask, because you are the adult.
  • Teenager, I'm guessing? Nothing "wrong" -- he's just being a typical kid and trying to get a rise out of people.
  • Personally I don't think there is anything wrong with it, he is most probably wearing it for shock value, but you never know - maybe he is exercising his freedom of expression, if anything, complimenting the country. But in relation to the question - there will be ignorant 'heros' that will probably beat up your son to be a patriot. So I think you should tell him to wear something else that's less offensive. Wake up guys, unless his son turns out to be a neo-nazi, the mere costume means absolutely nothing. We value material objects far too much nowadays
  • That's some pretty strong symbolism there. If he truly understands the symbolism and yet still wants to wear it, I would worry about him.
  • Well, it's halloween. Nazis are scary.
  • I've been a slew of offensive things for Halloween. I'm sure he's not the only one to ever dress up as a Nazi. I've seen so many Hitler's before it's not even funny. Just because you dress up as something, doesn't mean you condone it. I don't see anything wrong with the idea.
  • Why? Because it's not "as wrong" to dress as a crazy axe murderer or satan? I wouldn't worry. If he dressed as a nazi at anything other than a costume party, then I'd worry.
  • Your majesty! I never realised Queen Elizabeth visited AB.
  • Depends on how old he is, I'd say. But, it's okay to be offensive just as long as you have the ass to back it up. Just be prepared for the snowflakes who have to seek counseling afterwards for being exposed to a Nazi costume.
  • maybe you need to ask him that question
  • It is wrong since Nazis committed unspeakable acts against humans. A clown mask is also a bad idea since a man wore one when he shot up a church last week.
  • Have him change the swastika to something else so everyone will know it's a parody. Unless he's serious, in which case you should seek professional help.
  • A bit bad taste, especially if he is friends with Jews or Gypsies
  • I would suggest by asking the question you have a visceral, if not logical reason why not to allow. When in doubt - I would always go with my gut.
  • Definitely! I suggest the entire family seek counseling.

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