November 17, 2020

Kosher Consumers Fret at Food Network Anti-Semitism as Star Apologizes

New York…A large number of kosher consumers were dumfounded when Food Network star Alton Brown tweeted an anti-Semitic remark. One 70-year old woman wrote Kosher Today: “I couldn’t believe that anti-Semitism would come to something as innocent as food.” Mr. Brown has since apologized.  On November 19th, he tweeted: "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. "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. "It was a very poor use of judgement and in poor taste."