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Jimmy Carr convicted of “embarrassing” Holocaust joke for passengers on special Netflix His Dark Material | Ents & Arts News

Jimmy Carr was convicted of making a “really disturbing” joke about the traveling community and the Holocaust.

The comedian – known for his standup and participation in the TV show 8 out of 10 cats – issued a “trigger warning” to the audience at the beginning of a one-hour special film on Netflix, His Dark Material.

Carr, 49, admitted that the show contained “terrible things” and a synopsis of the program, which debuted at Christmas, said some of the jokes “ended his career.”

He joked about the horrors of the Holocaust and the “lost 6 million Jewish lives” in a widely circulated video.

As a strike line, he made a humiliating remark about the deaths of thousands of gypsies at the hands of the Nazis.

In a tweet, The Traveler Movement, a charity that works in partnership with the traveling community to challenge discrimination and promote inclusion, criticized Carr for “celebrating the genocide” in segments of his show.

“It’s really disturbing and goes beyond humor,” the charity said in a statement.

“We need all your support to call this #StopTravellerHate @StopFundingHate.”

The charity has already released a petition to Netflix calling for “removal of segments of its dark material celebrating the Roma genocide.”

The campaign has the support of politicians, including Nottingham East Labor MP Nadia Whitham, who called on Netflix to remove “Carr’s vile anti-GRT and anti-Semitic material.”

South Coventry Labor MP Zara Sultana called the joke “grotesque” and “disgusting without words”.

“Ridiculous racist genocide has no place in comedy or decent society,” she tweeted.

The anti-fascist and anti-racist campaign, Hope Not Hate, also criticized the joke.

The group tweeted: “Comedy is an incredible tool for progressive change and it’s so unfortunate that @jimmycarr decided to use its platform to celebrate the murder of one of the most marginalized groups in society.”

The Auschwitz Memorial, which works to preserve the site of the former German concentration camp, called on Carr to find out “the fate of some 23,000 Roma and Sinti deported to Auschwitz.”

He tweeted: “It is sad to hear words that can fuel prejudice, hurt people and tarnish the memory of their tragedy.”

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust shared a statement on Twitter from CEO Olivia Marx-Waldman, who was “horrified” to hear “whirlwinds of laughter” after Carr’s remarks.

Sharing a statement on Twitter, the charity Friends, Families, Travelers said she was “disgusted and outraged” by the comedian’s comments.

The killing is not funny, the organization said.

We contacted a Carr representative for comment.

Jimmy Carr convicted of “embarrassing” Holocaust joke for passengers on special Netflix His Dark Material | Ents & Arts News

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