Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Huffington Post scrubs Boston-area "comedy" duo's YouTube containing anti-Jewish slur (UPDATE: MTV site deletes it, too)

On Saturday, I reported about a widely-viewed YouTube video that includes an anti-Jewish slur. Here's a screenshot from this morning:

A July 11 Huffington Post item about the video -- created by and starring "comedy" duo Jimmy Craig and Justin Parker who run a media production business in Danvers, Mass. -- has since been deleted.

Clicking the link to the original post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/11/universal-studios-intro-in-real-life_n_3579434.html?utm_hp_ref=comedy) leads to a blank page with this explanation:

As a result of an earlier YouTube video that went viral, Craig and Parker were the subject of recent profiles by Glenn Yoder in the Boston Globe and by Sara Gaynes in the Boston Herald.

Here are some screenshots related to the deleted HuffPo item that was uploaded by Senior Comedy Editor Carol Hartsell, who presumably thought it was a hoot. 

UPDATE (10:30AM): NextMovie.com, an MTV property, published this July 15 item by Christopher Rosa:

Apparently doing a Winston Smith, NextMovie also disappeared the item, but without an explanation.

Here's what's at http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/universal-logo-funny-video now: