By: Central News Agency
The teacher of a class of students that sparked outrage by dressing as Nazis at a campus cosplay
event expressed remorse over the incident on Saturday, and said he hopes the public will give his students another chance.
In a statement issued through the Hsinchu Kuang-Fu High School, Liu Hsi-cheng, a history teacher and homeroom teacher for the class, said his students deeply regret their actions and believe that the entire class should take the blame because they made a collective decision to dress as Nazis.
Liu said the students were asked to dress as historical figures for the cosplay event on Friday to celebrate the school’s founding anniversary, and when they voted to cosplay Adolf Hitler, he warned them that Hitler is a controversial figure and repeatedly asked if they really wanted to proceed with the Nazi theme.
But the Nazi theme got the most votes, so he decided to respect the students’ choice. [FULL STORY]