The Verge Co-Founder: Ben Shapiro ‘Helps Other Jews Onto The Train’

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The Verge co-founder Joshua Topolsky tweeted Sunday that conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro was “the Jew that helps other Jews onto the train,” a Holocaust reference.

He ended up deleting his tweet, but not before people were able to take screenshots and criticize him for the remark.

When confronted with the fact that he deleted the tweet, Topolsky chose not to acknowledge any wrongdoing, and instead doubled down. He stated that a “mob of right wing babies were flooding my mentions and it was frankly pretty annoying.”

He added in a follow up tweet to a critic, “I didn’t apologize lol.” (RELATED: Border Enforcement Is Not The Holocaust. The Analogy Is Worthless)

Topolsky, a self-identified Jewish person via his Twitter, has tweeted his beliefs that being Jewish and conservative were not particularly compatible.

Ben Shapiro founded and serves as editor-in-chief of “The Daily Wire,” a conservative website, and he also hosts a daily podcast and radio show called “The Ben Shapiro Show.”

Editor’s note: A previous version of the story incorrectly identified Topolsky as a co-founder of Vox Media, a claim he made in his Twitter bio. In fact, he is co-founder of The Verge, which is now owned by Vox Media.