I Get Told to ‘Burn in Oven’ at Least Once a Week, Says Jewish Comedian Sarah Silverman
After being mocked on social media this week for confusing construction markers for swastikas, comedian Sarah Silverman shot back, “Innocent mistake for a Jew that gets ‘burn in the oven!’ at least weekly on Twitter.”
“Still pretty close, though,” Silverman added, at the top of a photo of the squiggles used by construction workers to demarcate utilities.
Many of her followers were unforgiving, however, calling her “truly insane,” “really dumb,” “mental, crazy and delusional.” Even those who thought the characteristically provocative stand-up comic/actress had been joking called the comparison “distasteful.”
In defending herself for eliciting Nazi imagery, Silverman also went on a rant against the new administration in Washington.
“To the excited-to-pounce, smelly condescending c**ts who say ima dummy 4 seeing swastikas in street markers. I’m seeing swastikas in everything fratboys,” she wrote. “It started w Bannon’s rise & festered when trump decided not 2 mention Jews re the Holocaust.”