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Cupcake Company Tweets Sweet Anti-Semitism

Cupcake Crew, a finalist on a television reality show, elicits backlash after tweeting 'Zionist pigs' remark.
By Tova Dvorin
First Publish: 7/25/2014, 12:22 PM

Cupcakes (illustrative)
Cupcakes (illustrative)
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A New York City cupcake truck has taken its business failures out on Jews and Israel, Tablet reported Thursday - tweeting anti-Israel comments on its official company page.

“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 Wednesday, along with the hashtag #FreePalestine.

The tweet garnered enormous backlash from customers and Jewish tweeters alike, and the tweet has since been taken down. 

This is not the first time the Cupcake Crew, a finalist on television show Cupcake Wars which apparently has not sold a cupcake since 2013, has made anti-Semitic statements. 

In March, the Cupcake Crew tweeted, “Hysterically laughing listening to French comic Dieudonne #VivaLaFrance,” a reference to anti-Semitic French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala. 

Dieudonne,  who is notorious for popularizing the "quenelle" gesture, a reverse Nazi salute, has been widely accused of promoting anti-Semitism, and recently saw his performances banned by French authorities due to their virulently anti-Semitic content.

Earlier, in January, the company openly mocked the death of Brooklyn Hasid Menachem Stark, whose murder was rumored to be connected to business disputes. 

The Cupcake Crew's twitter feed also features a plethora of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel retweets.