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Food Network’s Alton Brown Apologizes for Tweet Making Light of Holocaust. But It Wasn’t His Only One

With Italian Chef Rubio getting his antisemitism and terror support on, another chef has landed himself in hot water for making light of the Holocaust.

Alton Brown has apologized after making a reference to the Holocaust on social media Tuesday night.

The Nov. 10 tweet read: “Do you think the camp uniforms will be striped, like the ones at Auschwitz or will plaid be in vogue?” according to screenshots from other Twitter users. He apparently was referencing how afraid he was for the country, and used the Holocaust in an attempt to make light of the moment. Six million Jews died in the Holocaust, not to mention millions of other people.

“I apologize for the flippant reference I made to the Holocaust in my tweet last night. It was not a reference I made for humorous effect but rather to reflect how deeply frightened I am for our country,” Brown tweeted Wednesday. “It was a very poor use of judgement and in poor taste.”

While I welcome the apology, it does not seem sincere.

You see, it was not the only Holocaust tweet Brown tweeted and then deleted.

Yet Brown did not apologize for this one.

 

If he was sincerely sorry, he would have apologized for both the tweets, not just the well-publicized one. Plus he probably would have stopped after the first one after being told how insensitive it was.

As it stands, it looks to me like he purely engaged in damage control, apologizing only for the vile tweet that caught everyone’s attention and not the one that seemed to pass through relatively unnoticed.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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