Ukip candidate Carl Benjamin accused Jewish people of 'identity politics' over the Holocaust

Controversial alt-right YouTuber revealed to have said 'I don't give a s***' about the Shoah


A controversial Ukip candidate for the European elections previously said Jewish people had to "drop the identity politics" because he did not "give a s****" about the Holocaust, it has been revealed.

Carl Benjamin, a self-styled provocateur and alt-right YouTuber who uses the pseuodnym "Sargon of Akkad", was among the candidates the party unveiled last week and made headlines by refusing to apologise for saying he "wouldn't even rape" Labour MP Jess Phillips.

On Thursday, Buzzfeed News revealed his YouTube videos, now deleted by the website, included a series of derogatory statements, including accusing people of "acting like white n*****s" and defending the use of the word "fag".

In one video of Mr Benjamin on a panel in New York in 2018, he said: "Jewish people work very hard. They're very smart. Of course they're successful.

"If we want to have any idea that we're living in a meritocracy, if Jews weren't succeeding in our societies, they must be being held back.

"But they're not. They're doing great... Because they're not being held back because they do work because they are smart.

"Jewish people, unfortunately for them, have got to drop the identity politics. I'm sorry about the Holocaust but I don't give a s***. I'm sorry."

On the recording published by Buzzfeed, audience applause can be heard as he says this.

In another clip, Mr Benjamin mocked an anti-discrimination video in which people from different minorities describe how it was unacceptable to call them pejorative terms.

When the video features a Jewish man, Mr Benjamin superimposes antisemitic, hooknosed caricatures on the screen.

Mr Benjamin, who at one time was earning more than $12,000 a month through the Patreon online crowdfunder, was banned from the platform last December.

In a statement to Buzzfeed, Mr Benjamin said: “BREAKING NEWS: Anti-political correctness entertainer has used naughty words for fun. Subscribe to Buzzfeed for more hard-hitting and worthwhile political activism.

“I expect my statement to be printed in full, have a great day.”

Mr Benjamin was unveiled as a candidate alongside Mark Meechan, the comedian who goes by the moniker "Count Dankula", who was prosecuted over teaching his dog to perform a Nazi salute.

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