Another user of the popular online video platform, TikTok, has published a video mocking Holocaust survivors, and it has received almost one million ‘likes’.
The video shows the user, known as “olivermcd54”, imagining himself talking to a “cute Jewish girl” and then the girl, also played by him, lifts up her sleeve to give him her ‘number’ in a grotesque allusion to the Nazi practice of tattooing inmates at the Auschwitz concentration camp with a number. (We have obscured the user’s face as it is unclear whether he is a minor or not.)
The user as used the hashtag #ww2memes and, in an apparent effort at self-deprecation, has noted of the video: “this isn’t very funny”.
It comes after Campaign Against Antisemitism wrote to the employer of another user, Bradley Brooker, who made a similar video on the same platform. TikTok must act immediately to remove this appalling content from its platform.
A spokesman for Campaign Against Antisemitism said: “Once again we are seeing how a disgraceful meme mocking Holocaust survivors goes viral, with more videos produced and hundreds of thousands of approving ‘likes’. Children are quick learners, and TikTok, which is hugely popular with younger demographics, has become one of the fastest vectors for transmission of memes mocking the Holocaust. Social media companies cannot evade their responsibility for enabling anti-Jewish animus forever, and we will be writing to Tik Tok holding them to account.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism continues its robust engagement with social media companies over the content that they enable to be published, and we continue to make representations to the Government in this connection.
This isn’t very funny #ww2memes