A friend of mine said that if he ever hosted a fancy dress party, he’d go as Hitler. I told him that if that was the case, he could forget about inviting me. He was taken aback, but so was I. I don’t think it would be appropriate to dress as Hitler, or anyone along those lines.
What do you think? Is it ok to dress as Hitler for a fancy dress party or even Halloween? Is this a matter of political correctness or simple courtesy?
Tough one. Most people who dress as Hitler are taking the mick out of him. They are intending to disrespect Hitler rather than the people who were effected by his action. For those who were persecuted or closely affected by his actions, however, it can be offensive. It is therefore better to play it safe than sorry.