Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards
The Huffington Post is facing backlash after joking about a Jewish comedian’s appearance at the Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday night.
Josh “The Fat Jew” Ostrovsky took part in Nick Jonas’ performance of his song “Bacon,” staged in a New York diner — in a cameo role as a waiter throwing a handful of bacon in the air. Commenting on the show, the Huffington Post tweeted, “not thrilled at the fat jew [he] wasted all that perfectly good bacon!!!!!!”
The message angered many Twitter users, who thought the joke was offensive, poorly worded and easily misunderstood, according to Mediaite.
One social media user wrote, “Oh my stars! This is repulsive. I didn’t know Jew Hating was HuffPost’s latest thing.”
Another advised, “Perhaps you should realize that most of your followers are NOT watching the VMAs. If you make a joke, context is everything!”
Still others encouraged the Huffington Post to pretend its Twitter account was hacked by “a racist” making an “embarrassing” joke.
The news outlet has since deleted the Twitter post, leaving in its stead the following joke: “hey, @FATJEW i would’ve eaten all that bacon u threw in the diner!!!!! #VMAs.”