Larry David criticized for 'SNL' monologue on Jewish sexual predators and Holocaust

Larry David made his return to Saturday Night Live to talk about sexual harassment, Jewish people and concentration camps, which immediately drew some criticism on social media.

In response to the sexual abuse scandal plaguing Hollywood — in which several of the town's biggest names including Harvey Weinstein, Dustin Hoffman, Brett Ratner, Kevin Spacey and several others have been accused of sexual harassment and, in some cases, assault and rape — David joked in his opening monologue, "A lot of sexual harassment stuff in the news and I couldn’t help but notice a very disturbing pattern emerging, which is that many of the predators, not all, but many of them are Jews."

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He continued, "I don’t like when Jews are in the headlines for notorious reasons. I want ‘Einstein discovers the theory of relativity,' ’Salk cures polio.' What I don’t want? ‘Weinstein took it out.’"

"I know I consistently strive to be a good Jewish representative," he added, before saying that he sometimes wonder if, had he been alive during Hitler's time, if he would have been compelled to date women if he was in a concentration camp. He then imagined how such a scene would go.

"The problem is there are no good opening lines in a concentration camp. 'How's it going? They treating you ok? If we ever get out of here, I'd love to take you out for some latkes,'" he imagined.

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Actor Larry David attends 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 19, 1993 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
SEINFELD -- 'The Pilot: Part 1 & 2' Episode 23&24 -- Pictured: (l-r) Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld as Himself (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CALIFORNIA - 1998: (NO U.S. TABLOID SALES) On the set of the television series 'Seinfeld' Executive Producer and co-Creator Larry David prepares for the final episode in1998 on the set of the television comedy series in Studio City, CA. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - APRIL 15: Larry David, co-creator of the television series Seinfeld, backstage during filming the last episodes, April 15, 1998 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
STUDIO CITY, CA - APRIL 3: (NO U.S. TABLOID SALES) Co-creators Jerry Seinfeld (second from left) and Larry David laugh while talking with actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus (back facing the camera) on set of the hit television show 'Seinfeld' during the last episodes, April 3, 1998 in Studio City, California. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/ Getty Images)
399244 133: Actor and creator Larry David kisses his co-star Cheryl Hines backstage during the American Film Institutes AFI Awards 2001 at the Beverly Hills Hotel January 5, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA. Davids show 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' won Comedy of the Year. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Cheryl Hines and Larry David during AFI Awards 2001 - Press Room at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 25: Larry David watching the Los Angeles Lakers play the Saceamento Kings at Staples Center on December 25, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actor Larry David and wife Laurie Lennard arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Dick Wolf and Larry David at The Museum of Television and Radio's annual Los Angeles gala to honor Ted Danson and Dick Wolf at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Ca. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
Larry David and Laurie Lennard during The 79th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Larry David and Laurie Lennard during The 79th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Writer Larry David and wife Laurie Lennard arrive to the Producers Guild of Amercia Awards banquet at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. (Photo by Axel Koester/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Comedian, Larry David attends the Phoenix Suns game against the New York Knicks on January 13, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 08: Actor Larry David and executive producer Laurie Lennard attends the 'Fed Up' premiere held at the Pacfic Design Center on May 8, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Cheryl Hines and Larry David attend the 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Season 9 premiere at SVA Theater on September 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Cazzie David and Larry David attend the 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' season 9 premiere at SVA Theater on September 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
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Several viewers found issue with his jokes. One tweeted, "Just when you thought Larry David's #SNL monologue couldn't get worse, he joked about seducing women in concentration camps. Wow. #HeBombed."

Someone else wrote, "Larry David bombing in opening monologue. Who the hell at SNL thought this was going to be funny." Still another said, "Larry David is making jokes about Hitler and harassment of women! God this is awful and awkward!"

The Seinfeld co-creator and current star of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm (which he also created) also talked about his dating life during the bit. "I used to keep a condom in my wallet, now I just have a little booklet listing which fish had the highest mercury content. Really cool guy, you wanna seal the deal, whip out that booklet at dinner," he joked.

David previously wrote for SNL. He also famously impersonated Sen. Bernie Sanders during the then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's controversial hosting gig in November 2015 (where he also heckled Trump from the audience during his opening monologue) and Sanders himself made a cameo during David's first hosting gig in February of last year.

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