Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

Cupcake Truck Calls Israelis "Zionist Pigs"

New York-based Cupcake Crew, a finalist on Cupcake Wars, tweet some rather offensive comments

By: Hugh Holt

Published: July 25th, 2014 in Business » World

The New York-based food truck, Cupcake Crew, is in the middle of yet another online anti-Semitic controversy.

Once a finalist on the Food Network reality show Cupcake Wars, the company is now being accused of using social media as a vehicle for anti-Semitism.

“Ironically what the Zionist pigs are doing to Palestinian Arabs today is exactly what Hitler and the Nazi’s did to them,” the Cupcake Crew tweeted on Wednesday.

The tweet has since been deleted, though other pro-Palestinian posts can be seen at their Twitter.

As per usual for the fast-spreading social media giant, backlash from Twitter users was immediate. One user, Peter Shankman, tweeted back: “Hey @cupcakecrewnyc – You guys sell cupcakes. Probably best to not start spouting off about mid-east affairs.”

Unfortunately for Cupcake Crew, this isn’t the first time they have been accused of espousing anti-Semitic rhetoric online, reports Tablet. Several times this year, the goodies-making company has been in the hot seat over other tweets.

In January, there was an alarming tweet about the murder of Hasidic landlord Menachem Stark: tweeting, “Scumbags get street justice.” Then in March, the Cupcake Crew tweeted that they were “hysterically laughing listening to French comic Dieudonne.”

This, as we all know, is also an anti-Semitic reference considering the comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala has been banned by French authorities for inciting hatred, not to mention inventing the reverse Nazi salute, the quenelle.

When a phone call was made to the number listed on the company’s Yelp page, a man answered who refused to give his name and said he was unfamiliar with the baking company, according to Tablet.

Three Israeli's Make '22 Most Powerful Women Engineers in the World' List Three Israeli’s Make ’22 Most Powerful Women Engineers in the World’ List Trending Before Songza, Google Tried to Buy Spotify Trending Israeli Women Bare All to Support the IDF Trending
 

Lena Dunham and Andy Samberg Team Up For HBO Mockumentary

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Lena Dunham and Andy Samberg Team Up For HBO Mockumentary

The ‘Girls’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ stars will appear in an upcoming sports mockumentary.

Read More

Joan Rivers Staunchly Defends Israel, Insults Selena Gomez [VIDEO]

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Joan Rivers Staunchly Defends Israel, Insults Selena Gomez [VIDEO]

The controversial comedian slammed Gomez for her #PrayForGaza tweet

Read More

The Ten Best Seinfeld Memes

July 25, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau & Daniel Koren
The Ten Best Seinfeld Memes

We look at some of the most entertaining memes inspired by the iconic TV show

Read More

Jesse Eisenberg Feels Safe In Israel, Calls It “A Wonderful Country”

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Jesse Eisenberg Feels Safe In Israel, Calls It "A Wonderful Country"

The ‘Social Network’ star recently visited for a Q&A at Beit Lessin Theatre

Read More

James Franco Outs His Brother Dave, Tells Internet He’s Dating Zac Efron

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
James Franco Outs His Brother Dave, Tells Internet He's Dating Zac Efron

The ‘Neighbors’ co-stars are apparently in a serious relationship, according to a very unreliable gossip site

Read More

Guess what Canada? Daniel Radcliffe is Stuck Here Due To Visa Issues

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Guess what Canada? Daniel Radcliffe is Stuck Here Due To Visa Issues

Torontonians should be on the look out for the former ‘Harry Potter’ star

Read More

Shia LaBeouf Arrives in Court For ‘Cabaret’ Incident

July 25, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Shia LaBeouf Arrives in Court For 'Cabaret' Incident

The former ‘Transformers’ actor appeared unshaven in a suit to face charges for criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment

Read More

Cupcake Truck Calls Israelis “Zionist Pigs”

July 25, 2014 | By Hugh Holt
Cupcake Truck Calls Israelis "Zionist Pigs"

New York-based Cupcake Crew, a finalist on Cupcake Wars, tweet some rather offensive comments

Read More

More Headlines