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    AN ARMY officer has been suspended after he posted a TikTok video making a “vile” joke about the Holocaust. 2nd Lieutenant Nathan Freihoferl, based at Fort Stewart in Georgia, posted the video on Friday to his nearly three million followers on the popular app. 4US Army 2nd Lieutenant Nathan Freihoferl seen in the 'vile' TikTok he posted to his nearly three million followers on FridayCredit: TikTok Telling his followers a “joke,” Freihoferl says: “What’s a Jewish person’s favorite Pokémon character?” “Ash,” he says while laughing. “If you get offended, get the f**k out cause it’s a joke. Don’t be a p***y.” “For legal reasons this is a joke,” Freihoferl, a 23-year-old field artillery officer, captioned the TikTok clip. Major General...
    A commissioned officer in the United States Army made jokes about the Holocaust in a video posted to his nearly 3 million followers on TikTok, prompting angry calls for the military to kick him out. Second Lieutenant Nathan Freihofer, a field artillery officer stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia, posted a video that was later removed by TikTok. In the brief clip, Freihofer jokes that of all the Pokemon characters, Jews would be most fond of ‘Ash’ - a reference to Ash Ketchum. Freihofer appears eager to provoke a reaction, telling his audience: ‘If you get offended, get the f*** out because it’s a joke.’ He ends the clip by saying: ‘Don’t be a p***y.’ Second Lieutenant Nathan Freihofer,...
    As TikTok continues to grapple with anti-Semitic content, a Holocaust-themed song and accompanying videos had millions of views before their removal. David Talukdar/NurPhoto via Getty Images A series of Holocaust-themed videos that went viral on TikTok, accompanied by a song referencing Auschwitz, accumulated 6.5 million views in total before the platform removed them, the BBC reported on Tuesday.  In a statement, a TikTok spokesperson told Insider that its guidelines "make clear what is not acceptable on our platform." The spokesperson added that the app does "not tolerate any content that includes hate speech, and the sound in question, along with all associated videos, have now been removed."  The anti-Semitic song and videos follow a larger trend of far-right...
    Friday singer Rebecca Black has apologized for participating in an 'offensive' video with controversial YouTuber Shane Dawson six years ago, in which the two laughed over a guessing game that referenced the Holocaust. The clip resurfaced this week as Shane, 31, has faced renewed backlash and allegations of racism. When a Twitter user posted the old clip with Rebecca — saying that she and Shane were 'mocking' the Holocaust in the 'disgusting' video — Rebecca, 22, retweeted it along with a heartfelt apology. Flashback: Friday singer Rebecca Black has apologized for participating in an 'offensive' video with controversial YouTuber Shane Dawson six years ago Making light: A Twitter user posted the old clip with Rebecca, saying that she and Shane...
    Rebecca Black told her followers that she was "deeply ashamed" to have participated in an "offensive bit" with Shane Dawson in 2014. Barcroft Media / Getty Images Rebecca Black is apologizing for her for taking part in "an offensive bit" with YouTuber Shane Dawson.  One Twitter user, who created a viral thread calling out Dawson's history of allegedly problematic humor, unearthed a clip of a video collaboration between Black and Dawson in 2014. In the video, the two played an improv game which, the Twitter user said, "mocked the Holocaust." Black retweeted the video, apologizing for her participation and urging Dawson to join her in "do[ing] better." The unearthed video is the latest content of Dawson's to be...