Famed Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David has found himself at the center of controversy following the delivery of a joke during his Saturday Night Live monologue, several media outlets reported. Towards the end of his monologue, which blasted Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and his alleged sexual misconduct, David brought up the Holocaust.
"I've always been obsessed with women, and I've often wondered: If I'd grown up in Poland when Hitler came ot power and was sent to a concentration camp, would I still be checking out women in the camp? David said.
“The problem is, there are no good opening lines in a concentration camp,” he continued.
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In the context of the monologue, David expressed his disappointment in Weinstein, who is also Jewish. He went on to talk about a "very disturbing pattern" when it comes to lewd behavior.
"And I couldn't help but notice a very disturbing pattern emerging which is that many of the predators--not all--but many of them, are Jews."
"I don't like it when Jews are in the headlines for notorious reasons. I want 'Einstein discovers the theory of relativity. Salk cures polio.' What I don't want, 'Weinstein took it out.'"
David then shifted the monologue to talk about his own experiences as a Jewish American.
Twitter users found David's Holocaust joke as distasteful and unnecessary.
I embrace Larry David's awkwardness. But he just took it to a new level doing Holocaust concentration camp pickup lines in his SNL monologue— Adam Klug (@Adam_Klug) November 5, 2017
But, others appeared to disagree. One man pointed out that David is notorious for his controversial remarks.
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