Guests at a bar in New York City watched in horror as a man dressed in a Nazi costume entered the establishment over Halloween weekend.
Now viral video shows the man in full Nazi letters, including a bracelet with a swastika on it. He was immediately forced to leave Fanelli Cafe, a popular bar in the upscale SoHo neighborhood.
“A man just walked into Fanelli cafe in Soho dressed as a Nazi,” the video’s original poster wrote in the tweet. ‘I have no words.’
The unidentified patron is seen smiling as he approaches the bar, as onlookers gasp in shock.
Patrons could be seen covering their faces in shock and horror as the young man approached the bar at the New York City establishment
The unknown man chuckled and shrugged when people in Fanelli Cafe asked ‘what’s wrong with you?’
As the man stands at the bar, ostensibly to order a drink, one can see a woman covering her face in horror while another man next to her watches him.
Another woman can be heard asking the man loudly, “What’s the matter with you?”
Other customers come in and tell him ‘get out of here’ and ‘what the hell was that?’
The man wearing the Nazi costume smiles and shrugs as customers continue to confront him about his choice of clothing.
‘F**k you mate’, the man responds at one point in the video.
‘Want to be pampered? [Leave] for your own safety,” says one person as the man lingers by the doors of the bar.
One patron was so upset by the incident that he got up from his table a few feet away from the man, pointed to the exit and led him outside.
DailyMail.com contacted Fanelli Cafe for comment on the incident and received the following: “We have no comment at this time.”
This is the New York restaurant and bar where a man appeared on Saturday night, dressed in a full Nazi costume?
In the video, the man stands at the bar while others stare at him and record a person
The man was quickly led outside and told to leave for his own safety after others in the restaurant expressed dislike for his costume
The 18-second video has sparked outrage on social media as Twitter users try to understand what the man’s state of mind could have been.
“Wow, imagine if your life is so sad and pathetic right now that you can only do something nice by purposely misleading everyone by being as insulting as possible.”
Another person on Twitter responded with a photo that read “Nazi lives don’t matter.”
‘Why is he mad that he’s being kicked out? Like he thought he wouldn’t upset people with this costume or something,” said another. In a response to that tweet, another user wrote, “He’s testing limits there. dressed like this he feels safe on the street. people should change that for him.’
The video was posted by this Twitter user, who identifies as both gay and Jewish according to his Twitter bio
“Honestly, it’s so disgusting to see things like this in 2022. People seem to think it’s been a long time when in fact I’m only the 2nd generation after the Holocaust,” said another.
“Luckily they threw him out. It will get worse unless people decide not to accept it,” one Twitter user wrote in a comment.
The original post has garnered more than 87,000 likes since it was uploaded to the site late Saturday.
More than 3,300 people quoted the tweet, added their own comments, and nearly 8,000 simply retweeted.
The viral tweet has sparked outrage from hundreds of thousands of people
Many on social media applauded the quick response of bar patrons who forced the man outside
A Twitter user got more than 11,000 likes for commenting on how the Nazi regalia is never ‘a costume’
The man who posted the video to the social media app identifies as both gay and Jewish, according to his Twitter bio. Both identity groups were heavily attacked by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party during the Holocaust.
More than six million Jews were murdered by the Nazis, while the number of LGBT+ victims is unknown to this day.
The incident comes shortly after an anti-Semitic message was displayed on the outside of TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, after Saturday night’s game between the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs.
The message displayed after the match read: “Kanye is right about the Jews.”
The anti-Semitic comment sparked a concerted response from the team that had played earlier in the day.
“The University of Florida and the University of Georgia jointly condemn this and all acts of anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred and bigotry,” the teams said.
“We are proud to be home to strong and thriving Jewish communities at UGA and UF, and we stand together against hatred.”
The message of hate also sparked a response from the Southeastern Conference, which the teams play in.
“The SEC denounces all forms of hatred and bigotry,” the league said Saturday night.
They also condemned “other anti-Semitic hate speech in Jacksonville on Saturday,” referring to video which showed the same message about Kanye West projected onto other buildings in the area.
The post references rapper Kanye West’s recent anti-Semitic remarks, which have since pulled him out of several of his partnerships, including GAP, Adidas and Balenciaga.
Earlier this year, West tweeted that he wanted to go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.”
Kanye West’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were restricted, with the social media platforms saying they had removed his posts condemning online users as anti-Semitic
Kanye vowed to go ‘death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE’ earlier this month in a shocking tweet
He then tweeted: “The funny thing is I can’t actually be anti-Semitic because black people are actually Jewish too… you’ve been playing with me and trying to blackmail anyone who is against your agenda.”
The rapper was asked by Piers Morgan on Wednesday if he regretted the tweet and he said, “No. Absolutely not, absolutely not.’
He later clarified, “I’ll say I’m sorry for the people I’ve hurt. I feel like I’ve caused pain and confusion, and I’m sorry to the families of the people who had nothing to do with the trauma I went through and that I use my platform where you say “Hurt people hurt people .” and I was injured.’