Skip To Content
The Schmooze

How About Some Anti-Semitism With That Reddit Toaster?

Would you like some butter on your toast? Also did-you-know-Jews-are-going-to-destroy-Europe… I mean, do prefer margarine?

Apparently, in the world of anti-Semites, liking DIY toasters means you must also hate Jews, because, you know. Or at least, , that’s what this one Redditor thought. When people admired his DIY toaster (which, though inventive, is quite a frightening contraption), he took the opportunity to share a hideously anti-Semitic (and just plain bad) video.

The video,which you can watch here (Warning: It is deeply anti-Semitic) features an Evil Jew with Evil Jewish Syringe (?!) infecting Europe with Evil, along with racist depictions of other ethnicities, and at the very end, a sweet Jewish lady’s words taken completely out of context. It’s bad. It’s so bad.

It just gets worse from here on. Image by Youtube

Luckily, other Redditors agreed that it was bad.

Though Reddit has since taken the thread down, the fact that it stayed accessible for several hours calls into question the company’s much publicized effort to move away from its reputation as the most toxic place on the Internet. (Not that there aren’t plenty of lovely corners of Reddit. There are. It’s just that the bad is so, so bad… Like this video).


I’m going to go try to wash that gross taste out of my mouth. Maybe with some delicious jam on toast. Sans anti-Semitism, of course.

I hope you appreciated this article. Before you go, I’d like to ask you to please support the Forward’s award-winning, nonprofit journalism during this critical time.

Now more than ever, American Jews need independent news they can trust, with reporting driven by truth, not ideology. We serve you, not any ideological agenda.

At a time when other newsrooms are closing or cutting back, the Forward has removed its paywall and invested additional resources to report on the ground from Israel and around the U.S. on the impact of the war, rising antisemitism and the protests on college campuses.

Readers like you make it all possible. Support our work by becoming a Forward Member and connect with our journalism and your community.

Make a gift of any size and become a Forward member today. You’ll support our mission to tell the American Jewish story fully and fairly. 

— Rachel Fishman Feddersen, Publisher and CEO

Join our mission to tell the Jewish story fully and fairly.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.