Larry David kicked off his latest "Saturday Night Live" appearance by stirring up controversy.
The 70-year-old “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star ended his monologue with a joke that left a poor taste in many viewers’ mouths.
“I’ve always been obsessed with women, and I’ve often wondered: If I’d grown up in Poland when Hitler came to power and was sent to a concentration camp, would I still be checking out women in the camp?” David wondered loudly.
He then tried to imagine the conversation he’d have with a woman inside the concentration camp.
“The problem is, there are no good opening lines in a concentration camp,” the comedian continued. “‘How’s it going? They treatin’ you OK? You know, if we ever get out of here, I’d love to take you out for some latkes. You like latkes?’”
Not long after the questionable joke left David's lips, reactions began pouring in on Twitter.
Some social media users didn't have the most positive reaction to David's opening words.
For the record, I'm Jewish and I thought Larry David's monologue was funny. Uncomfortable? Sure, but perhaps comedy isn't always supposed to make us comfortable. I hope the PC police can sleep tonight. #SNL #LarryDavid— Joseph A. Wulfsohn (@JosephWulfsohn) November 5, 2017
#SNL What were all involved thinking to let LD do a "checking out the babes in the concentration camp" joke? No pass. Awful. Yikes!— Brad Jones ?? (@joneswb66) November 5, 2017
WTF is wrong with Larry David? Did he actually think mixing sexual harassment with concentration camp humor is funny? What a train wreck— David Kahen (@ZionistEntity) November 5, 2017
#SNL crossed the line. Concentration camp/holocaust jokes are not funny. Ever. Don't make people laugh at the expense of tragedies & horrors— Samantha (@iAmSam_23) November 5, 2017
Doesn’t matter if you’re Jewish, concentration camp jokes aren’t cool. Bad call Larry David— Tami llewellyn (@tamijoanne) November 5, 2017
The controversy didn't end there.
David also took a moment to touch upon the Harvey Weinstein scandal, stating he felt it was giving other Jewish folks a bad rap.
He then talked about "a very disturbing pattern emerging" with predators accused of sexual harassment, referencing the disgraced Hollywood producer and the allegations that have surfaced against him.
"Not all but many of them are Jews," David added. "I don't like when Jews are in the headlines for notorious reasons. I want ‘Einstein discovers the theory of relativity,' ’Salk cures polio.' What I don’t want? ‘Weinstein took it out.’"
The SNL guest didn’t stop there.
"I consistently strive to be a good Jewish representative," he continued. "When people see me I want them to say 'Oh, there goes a fine Jew for you!'"
Watch Larry David’s controversial monologue in the video above.
Thumbnail/Banner: Reuters, Mario Anzuoni