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L.A. Councilmember Advisor Resigns After Antisemitic Comments Involving Amy Schumer

Josh Androsky, listed as a senior advisor to Los Angeles City Councilman Hugo Soto-Martinez, has resigned after making antisemitic remarks on social media about Jewish comedian and actress Amy Schumer.

Androsky published his appalling comments on X in an exchange referencing Schumer as well as nazi concentration camps.

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“The social media posts made by my staffer (earlier) were disturbing and reprehensible. With antisemitism on the rise in recent years, and especially in recent weeks, cracking jokes about the Holocaust isn’t just disgusting, it’s dangerous,” Soto-Martinez said.

“These antisemitic and misogynistic posts sickened me, and I have accepted his resignation effective immediately.”

Androsky’s account, @ShutUpAndrosky, appeared to be deactivated Saturday though screen shots of his comments are being circulated online.

Mayor Karen Bass added her disapproval on the matter. “The anti-Semitic and misogynistic comments made today were reprehensible, disgusting and dangerous and in no way represent the city family,” Bass said in a statement.

“Especially now, City Hall must be a beacon of hope, not hate. I’m glad the staffer responsible has resigned.”

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