If you’re thinking about comparing a shipping fandom to Hitler, even in jest, here’s a thought: DONT.
If you’re thinking about comparing a shipping fandom largely composed of Black people to Hitler–but only in a humorous context– consider: DON’T.
If you’re thinking about jokingly comparing a shipping fandom to Hitler, when you yourself are part of a shipping fandom that has also been erroneously compared to a real-life fascist, maybe, just maybe, recall the Golden Rule and DON’T.
Basically it’s a good idea, as a general principle, to NOT implicitly or explicitly compare ANYONE to Hitler outside of a political context, and then only with extreme caution!
It may be meant to be lighthearted fun, but try to remember the heavy emotional impact it has on many people, some of whom are your fellow shippers. Comedy should speak truth to power, not put down marginalized groups, even without malicious intent.
In conclusion: D O N ’ T