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Alton Brown Apologizes for ‘Poor taste’ Tweet About the Holocaust


Food Network celebrity chef Alton Brown has apologized after being roasted for making “flippant” remarks about the Holocaust on Twitter.

In his since-deleted tone-deaf post Tuesday night, Grubstreet.com reported, the “Good Eats: Reloaded” host said: “Do you think the camp uniforms will be striped, like the ones at Auschwitz or will plaid be in vogue?”

After a user said it “depends on what you’re worth when you go in,” Brown replied: “I have no gold fillings.”

When another person warned him, “Yikes dude. Take it easy,” Brown fired back with, “F— you.”

On Wednesday, the creator of “Good Eats” cooked up a mea culpa for his offensive tweets.

“I apologize for the flippant reference I made to the Holocaust in my tweet last night. It was not a reference I made for humorous effect but rather to reflect how deeply frightened I am for our country,” Brown wrote.

“It was a very poor use of judgement and in poor taste,” he added.

The nonprofit StopAntisemitism.org, which documents anti-Semitic behavior, posted a screenshot of one of Brown’s tweets along with his headshot, NBC News reported.

“The @FoodNetwork host of Iron Chef America @altonbrown just spat on the graves of six million Jews with his vile, atrocious comment!” the group said on Twitter.