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.
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) July 1, 2018
He ended up deleting his tweet, but not before people were able to take screenshots and criticize him for the remark.
I deleted it because a mob of right wing babies were flooding my mentions and it was frankly pretty annoying (as were the DM death threats).
— Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) July 1, 2018
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.
Ah the old “Not every Hitler supporter hates Jews” argument https://t.co/ygct7Vy0oU
— Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) November 9, 2016
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.