A Rhode Island restaurant decided it was a good idea to post a meme referencing Anne Frank and it being "hotter than an oven out there".
— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) July 25, 2022
Look, Jews. The meme is funny.
At least it was in like, 2014. But it’s old enough that it’s now ironically funny.
Also, the Jews don’t even claim Anne Frank got ovened.
They claim she died of typhus.
Which, I guess would have resulted in cremation, because you cremate the bodies of people who die of typhus, but she wasn’t like, put on the rollercoaster into an inferno.
A Rhode Island bar has apologized for mocking Anne Frank’s death by posting an anti-Semitic meme on its Facebook page Friday that compared hot weather in the area to concentration camp ovens.
Referencing a heatwave rolling through New England, The Atlantic Sports Bar and Restaurant in Tiverton shared a black and white picture of the diarist who was killed by the Nazis in 1945.
“It’s hotter than an oven out there…and I should know,” read the accompanying text.
The bar was immediately slammed with angry comments, with some demanding a boycott of the business.
The meme was quickly deleted and the owners waited more than a day before issuing a formal apology in the wake of the backlash.
“There is no excuse for the sharing of this post, and there is nothing we can do to rectify it, all we can do now is offer our deepest apology to those who were rightfully hurt by our actions,” the eatery wrote on its Facebook page. “The Atlantic Restaurant prides itself on being a tolerant, inclusive, and safe space for all people.”
Robert Trestan, a regional Anti-Defamation League regional director, ripped the business in a statement to the outlet.
“There is simply no excuse for posting a vile antisemitic message like this,” he said. “Management and ownership should immediately educate themselves about the history of the Holocaust and stop the perpetuation of harm.”
Speaking of Anne Frank – still waiting on that Netflix series, Jews.
Something tells me I’m going to be waiting quite a bit.
Quite a bit indeed…
Easily the most atrocious meme ever.
— nalutece (@nalutece) July 26, 2022
@SenWhitehouse hoping you and other leaders can help ensure this type of “humor” is not acceptable
— StormingtheCastle (@StormingDCastle) July 27, 2022
Sometimes freedom isn’t always a good thing. There are always people who need to be abusers. I hope this bar goes out of business.
— Marty D (@MartinDressel) July 26, 2022
The lack of insensitivity and humanity is heartbreaking. Somehow this kind of public hate display multiplied several folds during the Trump years, and is still festering today.
— SenhorCali ☮️ (@CaliSenhor) July 26, 2022
Some people should never have access to a computer…unbelievable .😳
— Chris 🇨🇦✝️🇬🇷🇮🇹 (@Christos_Canada) July 26, 2022
In Europe, they would be arrested for that. Atlantic Sports Bar and Restaurant in Tiverton.
— Serendipity Falcon (@SerendipityFal1) July 26, 2022
Someone needs to lose their job after being beaten with a stick (metaphorical stick, calm down Trumpers.)
— readyreaderone🎶🇺🇸🇺🇦 PRO-CHOICE! (@readyreaderone1) July 26, 2022