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Mexico: Cheerleaders' Nazi Dance Generates Controversy

by Melanie Bencosme /
A group of teenage girls wearing Nazi uniforms and swastika flags took the stage at a Mexican Cheerleading Competition. Un1onMexico / YouTube

A Mexican cheerleading team has dropped their pom-poms and picked up their Nazi uniforms for this year’s competition causing controversy.

The competition took place on May 31 in Guadalajara, Mexico and almost passed social media completely unnoticed until a group of teenage girls wearing Nazi uniforms and swastika flags took the stage and danced to recordings of Adolf Hitler’s voice.

The bizarre performance has picked up hundreds of thousands of views and left some outraged.

The comments section for the video on YouTube has been disabled.

The event organizer Enrique Casas, event organizer told Spanish news agency EFE that he would not reveal the name of the group for security reasons because comments social networks “have been a little aggressive.”

The girls don’t understand much about the Nazis, according to local news sites.

“Unlike in Europe, many people in Mexico don’t understand the implications of the Nazi regime and the acts of genocide,” Juan Alberto Cedillo, author of the book “Los Nazis en Mexico,” told the Global Post. “Some like the swastika symbol because they think it looks good.”