That Time Israel-Hating Comedian Tom Ballard Made a Holocaust ‘Joke’
More than 20 acts have heeded boycott calls and pulled out of the 2022 Sydney festival over a sponsorship deal with the Israeli embassy.
One of those acts is comedian Tom Ballard, who tweeted the following:
Nothing new here. Tommy is a BDS-hole who thinks the entire state of Israel (i.e. 1948) is an injustice:
Opposing the existence of the world’s only Jewish state is highly suspicious. But don’t call Tommy antisemitic. He is already latching on to Danny Danon’s dumb tweet in order to build up the “antisemitism is just a way to silence pro-Palestinian voices” defense:
Alas, Tommy is hoping we have short memories.
Triple J breakfast hosts Tom and Alex, came under fire today from The Age for a joke they made on air during yesterday’s program pertaining to the Holocaust.
The pair of Tom Ballard and Alex Dyson played a game on their show yesterday with guest, former Spicks & Specks captain Alan Brough, in which they got listeners to call in and play a game of ‘six degrees of Hitler.’ Listeners were given a random topic – in this case wind farms – and asked to link them to Hitler.
What followed sparked the ire of many listeners, who were upset and offended when Ballard made a joke that linked wind-farms to the infamous dictator, saying “wind farms, fan-forced ovens, let’s not go there…” Though he didn’t connect the dots, the damage was already done.
Perhaps Tommy can visit the Hitler store in Gaza when he visits. Oh, wait…