BBC Radio 1's Moyles Takes Heat For Auschwitz Joke
January 21, 2009 at 5:11 AM (PT)
BBC RADIO 1 morning man CHRIS MOYLES is facing scrutiny from BBC management over an AUSCHWITZ joke he made while discussing his participation in the TV reality series "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?"
MOYLES, talking about researching his geneaology for the TV show, said that he "went off to IRELAND and other places to film and unlike a lot of the 'WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?' shows, I didn't go to AUSCHWITZ. Pretty much everyone goes there whether or not they're Jewish. They just seem to pass through there on their way to FLORIDA."
The BBC said that no complaints have been received about the comment, but that managers are speaking to MOYLE about the joke, which referred to other celebrities, including STEPHEN FRY and JERRY SPRINGER, reduced to tears upon discovering that they had relatives who died in the Holocaust.