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Mag tells 'Nazi' singers: Heil, no!

Teen People nixed a story about Hitler-loving teenybopper twins Prussian Blue - amid outrage that the glossy had promised to avoid the words "hate," "supremacist" and "Nazi" in its piece on the racist singing sisters.

A Web-based teaser for the February story originally called the hatemongering duo "aspiring musicians" and compared them to wide-eyed sensations Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

The only hint that 13-year-old Lynx and Lamb Gaede praise Hitler, call the Holocaust an "exaggeration" and count former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke among their fans was a watered-down description of their message as "white pride."

"The last thing we need is to celebrate hate in this country," said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, who helped lead a Monday demonstration outside the office of Teen People's parent company Time Warner. "I'm absolutely thrilled it's not running."

Time's initial response to the protest was the added mention of the girls' white separatist mom, National Vanguard member April Gaede, in the Web-based teaser.

Hours later, the company yanked the entire project.

"During an editorial review of this assignment, we learned that a junior employee made unauthorized assurances to the mother of the Gaede twins regarding the prohibition of certain words in the story," said Time spokeswoman Ali Zalenko.

She said that promise violated company policy, and added an investigation was underway.

A Time source said the interview with the twins was completed, but a final draft of the story had yet to be finished.

"I applaud Time for doing the right thing and realizing this was dangerous," said state Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn), another leader of Monday's rally. "Why present these two neo-Nazis to the magazine's 1.6 million young readers without any mention they deny the Holocaust? They were going to help them sell more CDs."

The freckled twins from Bakersfield, Calif., call nonwhites "muds" and play a video game called "Ethnic Cleansing." They wear tartan plaid skirts and Hitler smiley face shorts - and croon songs that glorify the Third Reich.

A song called "Sacrifice" praises Hitler deputy Rudolf Hess as "a man of peace. He wouldn't give up, he wouldn't cease. He gave his loyalty to our cause."

Originally published on November 23, 2005

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