Two MSNBC anchors, Ronan Farrow and Touré Neblett, are in hot water over weekend remarks made about the Holocaust. The Twitter account of Touré, co-anchor of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” has been uncharacteristically quiet since Friday when Touré appeared to suggest that the “power of whiteness” was responsible for a Jewish family surviving a concentration camp and/or “making it work” afterwards.
The power of whiteness: RT @hope_and_chains: My family survived a concentration camp, came to the US w/ nothing, LEGALLY, and made it work.
– Touré (@Toure) May 23, 2014
Touré’s tweet prompted Efraim Zuroff, Israel office director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, to accuse Touré of “reverse-racism” and “disgusting anti-Semitism.”
The tweet caused an uproar all throughout the long holiday weekend, which makes Ronan Farrow’s Twitter-crack comparing his dating life to Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning Holocaust film “Schindler’s List” all the more perplexing:
All my business meetings are like ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ and all my dates are like ‘Schindler’s List’, am I doing something wrong
– Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) May 26, 2014
Thus far, MSNBC, Touré, and Farrow have said nothing in response to the controversies.
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