TikTok video makes fun of numbers tattooed on Holocaust survivors
(JTA) — A video on the social media music video platform TikTok that makes fun of the numbers tattooed on the arms of Jews held in Nazi concentration camps 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 London-based Jewish Chronicle reported. The video, which was first uploaded on April 28, was still on the TikTok site as of 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.
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