Chuck Woolery, the former host of the game show Love Connection, made waves on Monday when he shared his thoughts on Twitter about the supposed Jewish roots of Communism:
Believe it or not. Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin were both Jewish. I was shocked to find, most of the original Soviet Communists were Jewish— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) May 29, 2017
(Lenin was not Jewish. Tying Judaism to Communism was a common 20th-century anti-Semitic trope and was used by the Nazi Party).
Woolery, a self-described “Hollywood Conservative,” has previously likened modern progressivism and socialism to Nazism. Woolery was immediately bombarded with accusations of anti-Semitism, a charge he denied.
Amazing to me, I point out that Marx and Lenin were Jewish, Fact of history, and now I’m being called anti Semitic? why do people do this?— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) May 30, 2017
Many responses pointed out that Woolery’s observation was approvingly retweeted by David Duke and Richard Spencer, among other notable white supremacists.
Woolery, who currently hosts a podcast called Blunt Force Truth, has said in the past that his conservative views have made him a pariah in Hollywood circles.