Food network star Alton Brown issued an “understatement” apology on Twitter on Wednesday morning for the “holocaust”, saying it was conveying his “serious fear” about the current political climate.
“I apologize for the understatement of the Holocaust in Twitter last night. This is not a humorous expression, but a reflection of my level of fear of our country. This is an extremely poor judgment and judgment. Use. It tastes bad,” the 58-year-old TV host tweeted.
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On Tuesday night, Brown posted two tweets, which aroused strong opposition from his 4.5 million followers.
“Do you think the camp uniforms will be as striped as the Auschwitz uniforms? Or will plaid be popular?” he said, according to a screenshot of the tweet that was deleted today.
When someone replied that it would depend on the “people you voted for”, Brown replied: “I don’t have a golden filling,” referring to the Nazis’ practice of pulling gold teeth from victims of the Holocaust.
In the second tweet (also deleted), Brown wondered if people would be sent to concentration camps.
He wrote: “So when they transfer us to a refugee camp, do you think they will let us choose the state? I’m going to Kansas because the sky there is so… so beautiful.”
Brown’s comments aroused strong opposition from some of his followers, who asked him to reconsider his tweets.
“Stop. Alton, I’m a fan, but stop. Please don’t joke about the feed. We can criticize the government and the outright coup that took place without having to make bold jokes,” one follower replied.
Food writer Michael Twitty wrote: “If you have to dig into someone else’s cemetery for a painful reference to compare the discomfort with the oppression you never really recognized in the future, shut up , Think twice before speaking,” in response to Brown.
Although some fans defended Brown’s right to freedom of speech, he was also praised for admitting that his speech was poor.
One fan wrote: “This is what an honest apology looks like. It’s been a while since we met, so I want to point this out. Everyone messed up.” “Good people apologize for that. I always thought You are a good person, and this view has not changed. An honest apology can only prove more.”
Brown spent controversial days on Twitter. According to Eater, he posted a series of tweets on November 9 against Donald Trump and the Republican Party.
“I have voted for Republicans for most of my life. I consider myself a conservative. I want to believe that there are still “very good” people on both sides of the aisle, but… if #GOP leaders don’t let them The man who came out of the collective nose is… we have to say something.” he wrote.
After some fans asked Brown why he voted for the Republican Party, he clarified that he voted for Biden and Kamala Harris in the presidential election. He said: “It’s time for decency and unity to prevail over tribalism, racism and disinformation.”
The topic drew echoes from fans, some were disappointed with his past political choices, while others praised his frankness.
In response to a fan who expressed disappointment with him, he wrote on Twitter: “Frankly, you have no right to disappoint me. Nothing. I used my platform to express my thoughts. You may not like it. I, but I will be disappointed. I should keep some…bad recipes.”