Please excuse my while I vomit... (Part 2)
Remember the Gaede twins? You know, the cute 13-year-0ld blonde-haired, blue-eyed, all "Aryan" Mary-Kate and Ashley of the white supremacist set who've become all the rage in white racist and neo-Nazi circles with their lame folk ballads espousing "white pride, " songs like Aryan Man Awake and wrote a song praising Rudolf Hoess? The ones who play a video game called "Ethnic Cleansing" and like to wear smiley face Hitler T-shirts?
They're baaaack. (Actually, unfortunately, they never went anywhere.)
It appears that they almost managed to be featured in Teen People without their vile racist beliefs being mentioned:
Teen People nixed a story about Hitler-loving teenybopper twins Prussian Blue - amid outrage that the glossy had promised to avoid the words "hate," "supremacist" and "Nazi" in its piece on the racist singing sisters.Nice try, racist scumbags. (Gee, I wonder if the photoshoot mentioned here was for the Teen People piece.)
A Web-based teaser for the February story originally called the hatemongering duo "aspiring musicians" and compared them to wide-eyed sensations Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
The only hint that 13-year-old Lynx and Lamb Gaede praise Hitler, call the Holocaust an "exaggeration" and count former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke among their fans was a watered-down description of their message as "white pride."
"The last thing we need is to celebrate hate in this country," said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, who helped lead a Monday demonstration outside the office of Teen People's parent company Time Warner. "I'm absolutely thrilled it's not running."
Time's initial response to the protest was the added mention of the girls' white separatist mom, National Vanguard member April Gaede, in the Web-based teaser.
Hours later, the company yanked the entire project.
"During an editorial review of this assignment, we learned that a junior employee made unauthorized assurances to the mother of the Gaede twins regarding the prohibition of certain words in the story," said Time spokeswoman Ali Zalenko.
It sounds as though this "junior employee" probably didn't know the full depth of the racism, Nazi apologia, and Holocaust denial these girls represent and that they are in essence tools of Erich Gliebe, David Duke, and other white nationalists to appeal to the very demographic that Teen People is marketed to.
If there's one thing to be thankful for tomorrow, it's that people like the Glaede twins, their mother, and the white nationalists who use them as teeny-bopper idols for the up-and-coming hate set remain a fringe group.
May it always be so.