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  • FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Larry David attends the premiere of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" at the SVA Theatre in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Monday, November 06, 2017 9:00 am

Larry David criticized for 'SNL' Holocaust jokes

Associated Press

 

NEW YORK – Larry David is facing criticism from the Anti-Defamation League and others for joking about dating in concentration camps during his monologue while hosting "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend.

David, who is Jewish, noted that disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is at the center of the sexual harassment firestorm gripping Hollywood, is also Jewish before going into jokes about pickup lines in concentration camps.

The jokes were met with groans and awkward chuckles from the audience.

Social media was quick to criticize the HBO star. Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted that David "managed to be offensive, insensitive & unfunny all at same time. Quite a feat."

Representatives for David didn't immediately return a request for comment Monday.