This year, Dov Hikind, the NY Assembly men, dressed up as a baseball player for Purim. In blackface. And while this was already a bad idea, he didn’t help himself with his remarks made in front of the camera later on, such as
“In hindsight, I should have picked something else. It never crossed my mind for a split second that I was doing something wrong. It was as innocent as something can be…” and: “I understand people’s sensitivities. Nobody meant anything. It was not meant to offend you or hurt you in any fashion. I’m sorry people were offended. It was not meant that way.”
Ooops… The whole incident is making higher and higher waves, and I’m curious to see what he has to say about this. Oh well. In case you missed it, check out Jon Stewart’s remarks in the Daily Show, with the Senior Purim Correspondent. Some people really still seem to be stuck in the 5600s….