TikTok video mocking numbers tattooed on Holocaust survivors gets 600,000 views

A video on the social media platform TikTok that makes fun of the numbers tattooed on the arms of Jews held in Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust has received over 623,000 views.

The British resident who posted the video said “it’s just a joke,” and TikTok has received “numerous” complaints. The video, which was first uploaded on April 28, was not available on the TikTok site on Tuesday.

It shows a man getting into a taxi under the subtitle “Jewish guy getting in my taxi.” When the driver asks the passenger for his name, he rolls up his sleeve to check his tattooed arm. The driver is then seen mouthing the words “No, I don’t want your number’’ in time to the same lyrics as the song in the background, “No Scrubs” by TLC.

The post includes hashtags such as #viral #justajoke #darkhumour #dontbemad.

The video, which is less than 15 seconds, was uploaded by Bradley Booker, who was identified by the Jewish Chronicle as a resident of Maidstone, Kent.

“If you read through the comments on the video, there have been Jewish people finding the funny side to it. It’s not me hating a religion – it’s just a joke,” Booker told the newspaper on Monday.

TikTok reportedly boasts around 800 million users worldwide.

related

Subscribe to EJC newsletter

Get EJC's bi-weekly newsletter, including the latest statements and news from the European Jewish communities, direct to your inbox.

European Jewish Congress will use the information you provide on this form to contact you. We will treat your information with respect and will not share it with others. By clicking Subscribe, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

Statements

EJC to host joint International Holocaust Remembrance Day event with the European Commission

The European Jewish Congress, will host an online event marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 25 January 2021 at 16:00 CET in cooperation with the European Commission.

The event will feature EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor, Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental.

EJC welcomes practical handbook on the IHRA definition of antisemitism

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor welcomed the publication of a handbook for the practical use of the working definition of antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) as a key tool in the fight against anti-Jewish hatred in Europe.

EJC President Kantor calls EU Court of Justice ruling “a heavy blow to Jewish life in Europe”

European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor has slammed the ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union which allows member states to permit the requirement of stunning before religious slaughter of animals for meat, as a fundamental attack on the basic rights of Jewish religious expression and practice.

EJC welcomes reestablishment of full ties between Israel and Morocco

The European Jewish Congress has welcomed and lauded the reestablishment of full ties and warm relations between the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Morocco.