I recently started listening to a Korean band that plays catchy rock songs. They're called Dreamcatcher. I like them - I think they're fun, they sing with a good energy, my workday feels less strenuous when I listen to them. The members honestly do seem like they're trying to be good people. They've openly said they support LGBT rights, they don't change pronouns when they do covers of songs by other bands, and one of the members wore a badge with the symbol for 'transgender' on it to a fansign event. This isn't anything huge, but also, they're in Korea, and I know in Korea, there isn't a lot of support for LGBT individuals, so even just a celebrity saying 'hey, we support gay rights!' is important. But the thing is: for halloween, they dressed up in costumes and performed. And one of them did something incredibly bad. Antisemitism ahead: she dressed up like a police officer but she wore a nazi hat. Like, with the eagle and everything. Obviously this is NOT OKAY. Antisemitism is never okay, and she had no business wearing that damn hat. I was super grossed out and upset, and I made a bunch of posts about it on multiple social media accounts pointing out that this isn't acceptable. But I also acknowledged that in South Korea, where this band is from, there is very little education about the Holocaust. Many people don't really know anything about nazis. I know in China there have been problems with celebrities wearing nazi-themed items because they just thought it was 'military aesthetic' and then later on they had to apologize because someone sat down with them and explained 'hey, YOU CAN'T JUST DO THAT'. The issue is usually that they don't really know about nazis, just that they were the 'bad guys' of the war (which I know is putting it lightly; I'm not trying to minimize the impact of nazis, I think that's how it's portrayed though) and they lost the war. I don't think a lot of East Asian people know a whole lot about antisemitism as a social issue, either, because of it's also not really covered. I want to give the member of this band the benefit of the doubt and say she didn't know. This DOES NOT excuse wearing the hat - someone needed to have said something, she has Google, it was a harmful decision. But at the same time, I don't want to cause harm to Jewish people by acting like this is okay. Do you guys think I should never listen to them again and act like they don't exist except if they do something else problematic? If I listen to their music on spotify but don't buy records, is that different? This situation is such a mess. Normally I'd say the person is an anti-semite and they need to have their platform completely taken away from them, full stop, but then I don't know if she really understood why that hat was so problematic? Any insight would be appreciated.