Comedian David Fane resigned on Sunday after claiming Hitler had a right to “roast” the Jews.
A New Zealand actor-comedian on Sunday apologized and resigned from his radio and television jobs for making anti-Semitic and homophobic jokes at a media event in Auckland last week.
Last Wednesday, in a three-minute spot in which he was told to roast the bosses of advertising agencies at the dinner, David Fane, 43 quipped: “I want to eat you, but I won’t because I don’t want to get HIV.”
“Would you roast a HIV person?” he asked his audience.
“You’d roast them because they’re expendable,” he continued, “like the Jews. Hitler had a right, you know.”
Fane’s comments sparked outrage among the local Jewish community. The president of the New Zealand Jewish Council, Stephen Goodman told the Herald on Sunday, “It is a very anti-Semitic statement. While we wish to preserve the rights of freedom of speech, he went over the line.”
Source: Israeli Magazine, Haaretz.
There is some good news, and some bad news in this story.
The bad news is that senseless people defend the Holocaust, even in New Zealand.
The good news is that there are still responsible people around, who hold neo-Nazi’s accountable.