Argentinean TV host apologizes for Holocaust joke

By JTA
June 24, 2012 15:23

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

An Argentinean television show host apologized for making a joke that involved Jewish performers and the Holocaust.

Denise Dumas, who hosts the talent show “Este es el show,” said on June 22 that it was “nice” to see the performers wearing “numbers on their clothes, not on their skin.” Her remark, she said, had been misunderstood and taken out of context.

Several of Dumas’ colleagues in the media criticized her for making the remark.

Inmates of Nazi concentration camps had numbers tattooed onto their arms.

“It’s perverse to think I could refer to the concentration camps like that,” a tearful Dumas said on camera the same day. She said she had made the remark in reference to an earlier act: A young man with hundreds of body piercings. He wore his designated number directly on his skin, the 34-year-old model/actress said.

“I apologize for those who felt offended by this but it’s strange to apologize for something that I had no intention of saying,” she added.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
October 18, 2018
Incendiary balloon landed in Ashkelon overnight, Police find

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF