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Pop Band Ace of Base Has Nazi Ties

Original member, Ulf Ekberg, sang of white hoods and immigrants

By: Ashley Baylen
Published: April 25th, 2013 in Culture » Society » News
Ulf Ekberg on far left

Fans of the insanely popular 90’s Swedish pop band responsible for “All That She Wants”, Ace of Band, will be saddened to discover that the beloved group has Nazi ties.

In a recent Noisey article, it was revealed that Ulf Ekberg, one of Ace of Base’s founding members, was previously in a group called Commit Suicide that wrote hate-filled lyrics.

As translated by Noisey, one of Commit Suicide’s songs read, “Men in white hoods march down the road, we enjoy ourselves when we’re sawing off n—–s’ heads/ Immigrant, we hate you! Out, out, out, out! Nordic people, wake up now! Shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot!”

Ekberg was also a member of Sweden Democrats, a far-right political party that has a history of spreading intolerance.

In a 1997 documentary following Ace of Base, Ekberg apologized for these early years in his life, saying “I told everyone I really regret what I did… I’ve closed that book.”

In the 2010 general election, the Sweden Democrats crossed the 4% threshold required to attain parliamentary representation for the first time since their inception in 1988. The party won 20 parliamentary seats, and the international media has credited this to the rise of anti-immigration movements in Europe.

Related articles: Ace of Base, Nazi, Anti-Semite, Ulf Ekberg, The Sign, All That She Wants, Sweden Democrats
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