In a widely shared clip from Carr .’s show His dark matter – arrived on Netflix on Christmas Day – the comedian told the audience: “Everyone ready, are you ready?”
“When people talk about the Holocaust, they talk about the tragedy and horror of the six million Jewish lives lost to the Nazi war machine,” he continued, adding: “But they didn’t. never to mention the thousands of gypsies who were killed by the Nazis. ”
Then he added: “Nobody ever talks about it because nobody wants to talk about the positives.”
In the wake of An online backlash after the clip went viral on social mediaWhittome, MP for Nottingham East, tweeted: “I have written to urge Netflix to remove Jimmy Carr’s vile anti-GRT and anti-epidemic material.
“I have also asked @DCMS for an update on Ofcom’s progress in bringing streaming platforms under the regulation of Ofcom. My full solidarity with the GRT communities, today and always. ”
In the letter, Whittome wrote: “In funding, streaming, and profiting from this material, Netflix is legitimizing and perpetuating racism.
“Documentation of this kind on your platform does not exist in isolation, and it has real-life consequences: GRT communities continue to be the systematic target of governments across Europe and University research. The Buckinghamshire New School of Medicine found that ‘anti-gypsy hate crimes are linked to an epidemic of careless deaths in the Gypsy, Traveler, Roma, Showman and Boater communities’. “
The official Traveler Movement account was one of the critics of the Carr special earlier on Friday (February 4), posting: “This is really disturbing and goes beyond humorous. We need all of your support in calling this matter out.”
The team has also asked Netflix to remove the special from its platform.
The Independent Netflix and Carr representatives have been reached for comment.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/jimmy-carr-netflix-holocaust-nadia-whittome-b2007967.html Labor MP Nadia Whittome urges Netflix to remove Jimmy Carr’s ‘vile’ Holocaust joke