Did late night comedian show host Stephen Colbert make fun of a Hasidic singer? That’s the question social media exploded with on Tuesday afternoon.
As can be seen in the video below, Colbert appears to be taking a swipe at Hasidic singer Shulem Lemmer, when mentioning there being a Hasidic singer in the lineup of artists recruited by the DOH to inform the public about COVID.
Lemmer responded on Twitter, trying to get the attention of Colbert.
“Hey @StephenAtHome, thanks for the shout-out! Though my involvement in this project was purely an attempt at Covid awareness, I’d love to join you on the @colbertlateshow sometime. And don’t worry, if you’re not happy, I’ll get you an Xbox.”
Twitter has since exploded with responses.
Twitter folks, do your thing and make it happen!
— Shulem (@IamShulem) October 27, 2020
— Chaskel Bennett (@ChaskelBennett) October 27, 2020
Stephen Colbert pokes fun at there being a Hasidic singer in the lineup of artists recruited by the DOH to inform the public about COVID.
Hasidim aren't cautious enough about COVID: BAD
Hasidim helping spread awareness: Also BAD pic.twitter.com/qQHmxrGr1M
— Zwetchkenstiel (@zwetchkenstiel) October 27, 2020
.@StephenAtHome @colbertlateshow Check out @IamShulem instead of denigrating him. He is extremely talented, successful & breaking all #Stereotypes. You should be applauding him instead for helping to fight #Covid-19 especially as a #ChasidicJew. https://t.co/LFxwVlDx2L
— Rivkie Feiner (@FeinerRivkie) October 27, 2020
— Zalman Gelbman (@ZalmanGelbman) October 27, 2020
@StephenAtHome – you should beg @IamShulem to be on your show (not Friday night). His talent is second to none – here is one example. https://t.co/Evi3R6VHOt not to mention, you also be thanking him for his public service! https://t.co/pVSb92uOWm
— Zvi Gluck (@zgluck) October 27, 2020
So surely there must be another side to this clip, not that @CBSTweet @colbertlateshow @StephenAtHome think that it is appropriate to mock a @UMG artist's religion is funny….anyone at The Late Show want to enlighten me? Or perhaps invite @IamShulem on to apologize? https://t.co/ot33hpKTjx
— Sandy Eller (@sandyeller) October 27, 2020
— OnTheBench (@Huerts31) October 27, 2020
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