Larry David has come under fire for his Saturday Night Live hosting stint, after making a joke about the Holocaust.
Viewers were quick to slam the Curb Your Enthusiasm star, after he referenced concentration camps and the ongoing sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood during his opening monologue.
The 70-year-old tried to make light of the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, and several other actors who have been accused of sexual harassment, by joking about picking up women in a concentration camp during WWII.
"I’ve always been obsessed with women," David said during his SNL speech.
"And I’ve often wondered - if I’d grown up in Poland when Hitler came to power and was sent to a concentration camp, would I be checking women out in the camp?
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"I think I would. 'Look at that one over there by Barrack C! Oh my God, is she gorgeous! I've had my eye on her for weeks. I'd like to go up and say something to her,'" the Seinfeld creator added.
"Of course, the problem is, there are no good lines in a concentration camp."
I’m a little out of it but did Larry David just open SNL with some concentration camp jokes?— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) November 5, 2017
Did Larry David really just use his platform on SNL to turn a comment about the Weinstein scandal into a holocaust joke? Yes. Yes he did.— sophia (@herMajestysopha) November 5, 2017
Maybe Larry David should have left out the concentration camp bit and joked about, oh I don’t know, literally anything else #SNL— Simpson Morgan (@SimpsonMorgan) November 5, 2017
However the joke wasn't received well by fans, with social media quick to criticise David.
"Larry David just put a Holocaust joke and a Harvey Weinstein joke in his opener, my God," one viewer tweeted with another adding: "#SNL I can't believe they did jokes about a concentration camp I just can't believe what I just saw #LarryDavid it will never be okay to do."
The star is yet to comment over the controversy.