NBC under fire for 'anti-Semitic' scene in 'Nurses' on heels of widely condemned 'SNL' joke

NBC Must Remove Anti-Semitic 'Nurses' Episode, ADL Says, As Other Group Claims Scene 'Demonized' Jews (via @Fox411)

2/26/2021 4:00:00 AM

NBC Must Remove Anti-Semitic 'Nurses' Episode, ADL Says, As Other Group Claims Scene 'Demonized' Jews (via Fox411)

NBC continues to face criticism for a series of incidents that have been labeled 'anti-Semitic,' with a scene from the show 'Nurses' taking heat for a scene that has been widely condemned for the way it portrayed a Hasidic patient who refused a bone graft from a 'goyim,' Arab or woman.

involving Mehdi Hasan.The American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) head of young leadership Seffi Kogen tweeted a clip of the show that aired earlier this month and wrote:"I think this is the most antisemitic thing I have ever seen in a TV show."The scene featured a Hasidic Jewish patient who needed a bone graft from a deceased donor who overcomes a significant injury when his father chimed in,"A goyim leg. From anyone. An Arab, a woman?" Goyim is the Yiddish word for gentiles.

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NBC MUST REMOVE ANTI-SEMITIC 'NURSES' EPISODE, ADL SAYS, AS OTHER GROUP CLAIMS SCENE 'DEMONIZED' JEWSKogen explained why he objected to the clip in a follow-up tweet.The scene in question aired on February 9. Pictured: (l-r) Natasha Calis as Ashley Collins, Sam Kantor as Ezriel, Alex Poch-Goldin as Toviyah, Dwight Ireland as Dr. McGowan.

(Ken Woroner/eOne/NBC)"For those of you unfamiliar with Jewish law, which puts precedent on healing and saving lives, there is no prohibition on the kind of bone graft in this clip. The writers made it up, dressed their actors in Jew-face, and put random extremist nonsense in their mouths," Kogen wrote. headtopics.com

'SNL' HAS HISTORY OF USING 'JEWS AS THE PUNCHLINE,' ADL SAYS AS THEY CALL ON LORNE MICHAELS TO TAKE ACTION"There is no prohibition on getting a dead body part surgically inserted into one’s body. In fact, Jewish law says we should use the best medicine of our times to recover from our illnesses," Allison Josephs, who first resurfaced the clip, 

wrote in a columnfor"Jew in the City" that called for NBC to apologize."There is no prohibition to get a non-Jewish body part inserted, nor is there a prohibition if the part belongs to a woman or an Arab," Josephs added."The idea that such a surgery would be problematic in general or problematic because of where the bone came from not only is categorically false according to Jewish law, it is a vicious lie that endangers men who walk around with curled side locks and black hats."

Many agreed and took to Twitter with their thoughts:"Nurses," filmed and set in Toronto, is a Canadian medical drama that was acquired by NBC in 2020. The show follows five young nurses working at a busy downtown hospital. Read more: TMZ »

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Fox411 While I can't imagine how anybody watches this trash to begin with I'm never in favor of banning TV episodes not matter how much they upset people. Fox411 That show is TERRIBLE. Fox411 This is getting WAY out of hand Fox411 they should just remove all the episodes that show sucks