A YouTube channel that carries out social experiments produced a video in which a man dressed up as a Hasidic Jew and walked through the street with a woman in a Muslim headscarf, and a man dressed in traditional Arab dress walked through a Jewish neighborhood with a woman dressed in a long skirt and with covered, in a similar way to how many Orthodox women dress.
Many of the reactions of passersby were positive, whilst other were negative, perhaps because of cultural as well as religious taboos.
However, the comments on the video have large amounts of antisemitic content.
One comment reads “we don’t need any relationship with Americas and Jews”. Another says “this is why people hate jews”. One states “Jewish Nazis”, whilst another says “Jews look fat” and “Fat and Rude American Jews”.
Several make reference to the Holocaust, making statements such as “re-open Auschwitz”, “We need another Holocaust for the Jewsh (sic) people ;)”, whilst another repeatedly said “the Holocaust was a hoax”.
One commenter writes “DEATH TO ISRAEL!!! KILL THE JEWS!!! NEW HOLOCAUST IS COMMING!!!”
Others said things such as “the JEWS were swarming like flies” – images of Jews depicted as insects of pests have been common antisemitic tropes.
Another simply states “fuke you jewish”