Larry David was the host of the latest episode of Saturday Night Live and it appears that not everybody was satisfied with his inflammatory style of comedy.
The 70-year-old Curb Your Enthusiasm star took advantage of his seven minutes of stand-up comedy slot and spoke about several pertinent issues, including sexual harassment in Hollywood as well as the Holocaust.
In his opening routine, David mocked the fact that Harvey Weinstein, like himself, are both Jewish and the ways Weinstein tarnished the reputation of Judaism everywhere due to his misconduct.
During David’s line, Larry said he “consistently strives to be a good Jewish representative,” and when he walks by people he wants them to say, “Oh, there goes a fine Jew for you!”
Additionally, the Seinfeld creator said he was always “obsessed with women,” and wondered how his relationship with girls would’ve been had he been raised in a concentration camp.
The 70-year-old stated there are no “good opening lines” while in a concentration camp. Due to his jokes, many people took to Twitter to criticize the choice of subject matter.
To people throwing a fit over #LarryDavid opening monologue: 1. Grow a thicker skin. 2. Never watch curb your enthusiasm.
— Garrett Berry (@gberry0080) November 5, 2017
One Twitter user, who self-described himself as “not a jew” said he was “low-key offended” by Larry’s holocaust jokes while hosting SNL. Another person said, “I can’t believe they made jokes about a concentration camp.”
However, some people had his back with one individual noting the irony between non-Jews criticizing Larry’s choice of comedy considering that he, in fact, is a jew. The individual wrote, “judging by how upset everyone is with Larry David, I guess it was hilarious.”