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Jimi Car pformñ in Nycasl in 2020. Foṭgraf: Devid Wala/REX/Śuṭstoc

Jimi Car cndemd fr ‘abhoṛnt’ Hoḷcōst joc abt Roma ppl

(Transcription of a Guardian article of 4 February 2022)

Mmorịlde ćaṛti ‘apōld’ at cmīdịn’z rmarcs abt Natsi cilñz in Netflix speśl

Nadia Khomami

Nadia Comami, Arts n culćr corispondnt, Frîde 4 Febrri 2022

Anti-het grūps includñ ɖ Hoḷcōst Mmorịlde Trust, ɖ Ǎświts Mmorịl n Hop Nt Het hv cndemd Jimi Car fr hiz coments abt ɖ Jipsi, Roma n Travlr cḿṇti in hiz Netflix speśl.

Ɖ śo, cōld Hiz Darc Mtirịl, wz rlist on Crisṃs De bt rsivd wîdspred atnśn on Frîde aftr a clip wz postd n śerd onlîn.

Car sd: “Ẃn ppl tōc abt ɖ Hoḷcōst, ɖe tōc abt ɖ traɉdi n horr v 6 miłn Juiś lîvz biyñ lost t ɖ Natsi wor mśīn. Bt ɖe nvr mnśn ɖ ʈǎzndz v Jipsiz ɖt wr cild bî ɖ Natsiz.

“Nwn evr wonts t tōc abt ɖt, bcz nwn evr wonts t tōc abt ɖ poẓtivz.”

Ɖ stetmnt promtd laftr n clapñ fṛm ɖ ōdịns.

Ɖ Hoḷcōst Mmorịlde Trust – a ćaṛti fǎndd bî ɖ guvnmnt t s’port ɖ YC’z naśnl cmeṃreśnde – sd on Frîde ɖt ɖ jocs wr “abhoṛnt”.

Olivia Marcs-Woldṃn, its ćīf xektiv, sd: “W r abṣlutli apōld at Jimi Car’z coment abt prṣkśn sufrd bî Roma n Sinti ppl undr Natsi opreśn, n hoṛfaid ɖt gelz v laftr foloud hiz rmarcs.

“Hundṛdz v ʈǎzndz v Roma n Sinti ppl sufrd preɉdis, slevlebr, steṛlîześn n masmrdr simpli bcz v ɖer îdntti – ɖz r nt xpirịnsz fr moc̣ri.”

In ɖ speśl, Car, noun fr hiz standup n rǒlz on śoz sć az 8 Ǎt V 10 Cats, wnt on t xplen ẃ h ʈt it wz a gd joc, seyñ ɖt it wz “fucñ funi”, “éji az hel” n hd an edyceśnl valy.

“It’s a joc abt ɖ wrst ʈñ ɖt’s evr hapnd in hymn hisṭri, n ppl se ‘nvr fget’, wel ɖs z hǎ I rmembr,” h sd.

“Ɖr z an edyceśnl qoḷti. Lîc evrwn in ɖ rūm nz 6 miłn Juiś ppl lost ɖer livz t ɖ Natsiz jrñ ɖ secnd wrldwor. Bt a lot v ppl d’nt nǒ, bcz it’s nt riyli tòt in ǎr scūlz, ɖt ɖ Natsiz olso cild, in ɖer ʈǎzndz, Jipsiz, hoṃsx́lz, dsebld ppl n Jhova’z Witṇsz.”

Bt hiz justiḟceśnz dd litl t aswej ɖ riax́n. Hop Nt Het, ɖ YC’z līdñ anti-fasizm n anti-resizm campengrūp, sd: “Coṃdi z an amezñ tūl fr pṛgresiv ćenj n it’s sć a śem ɖt Jimi Car dsîdd t yz hiz platform t seḷbret ɖ mrdr v wn v ɖ most marjṇlîzd grūps in ssayti.”

Ɖ Ǎświts Mmorịl rjd Car t “lrn abt ɖ fet v sm 23 ʈǎznd Roma n Sinti dportd t Ǎświts” in a twīt t its 1.2 miłn folowrz.

Mnẃl, ɖ Lebr MP Nadia Ẃitm rout t Netflix rjñ ɖ cumṗni t rmuv ɖ mtirịl fṛm its platform. Ś sd ś hd olso rqstd an updet fṛm ɖ Dpartmnt fr Dijitl, Culćr, Mīdia n Sport on progres t brñ strīmñplatformz undr Ofcom reğleśn.

“In fundñ, strīmñ n proḟtñ fṛm ɖs mtirịl, Netflix z l’jiṭmîzñ n ppćuetñ resizm,” Ẃitm rout in hr letr.

“Mtirịl v ɖ cnd on yr platform dz nt xist in îṣleśn n it hz riyl-lîf consiqnsz.”

It wl b an unwelcm rǎ fr Netflix, ẃć last yir fest an intns baclaś n a staf wōcǎt aftr coments md bî Dev Śapél abt trnzjndr ppl in hiz coṃdispeśl.

Mîci Wōlś, ɖ oʈr v ɖ bstselñ memwar Jipsibô, twītd ɖt h dd’nt nǒ ẃt h śd b mor “dsgustd” bî, “ɖ cnd v Resizm ɖt s JRT ppl r forst t liv wɖ evri de … ɖt it’s stl abṣlutli oce t dīṃnîz s n ǎr dmîz az a joc … or ɖ riax́nz v ẃūpñ n ćirñ fṛm ɖ ōdịns”.

Netflix n repriznttivz v Car hv bn cntactd fr coment.

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