Celebrity Chef Alton Brown Apologizes For ‘Flippant’ Tweet Regarding The Holocaust

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Food Network celebrity chef Alton Brown apologized for comparing the United States to the Holocaust in a since-deleted tweet.

Brown claimed he had used “poor judgement” and “poor taste” when tweeting about the Holocaust in his apology tweet shared Wednesday.

“I apologize for the flippant reference I made to the Holocaust in my tweet last night,” Brown wrote on Twitter. “It was not a reference I made for humorous effect but rather to reflect how deeply frightened I am for our country. It was a very poor use of judgement and in poor taste.”

The original tweet referencing the Holocaust was deleted after the chef received criticism, according to Grub Street.

“Do you think the camp uniforms will be striped, like the ones at Auschwitz or will plaid be in vogue?” Brown originally tweeted, according to the outlet. (RELATED: Almost 20% Of Millennials Blame Jews For The Holocaust)

Brown also has been vocal about his political beliefs on his Twitter as well.

In another set of deleted tweets, Brown revealed he was a conservative, but had voted for President-elect Joe Biden.

“I have voted Republican most of my life,” Brown wrote in a now-deleted tweeted, according to Grub Street. “I consider myself a conservative. I want to believe there are still ‘very fine’ people on both sides of the aisle but…if #GOP leaders don’t get their collective noses out of that man’s ass, we’re going to have words.”