NBC reportedly pulled an episode of the show “Nurse” after backlash from critics who said it was an anti-scene.
Season finale, Stated the time limit, Was pulled from the network’s digital platform as Jewish organizations criticized a scene in which an Orthodox Jewish character named Israel denied a bone graft to his leg during his hospital stay.
“Graft, where does it come from?” The character asks a medical supporter first that the graft will be “cut off from the deceased donor” so that he is able to “walk again”.
“A dead goyim leg … an Arab, a woman,” the patient’s father says in the clip, to which a nurse replies: “Oh, God forbid, an Arab woman.”
The scene received criticism from national Jewish groups such as the Simon Wesenthal Center and StopAntisemitism.org.
“Previously @nbcsnl now @nbc ‘nurses aired a dangerous anti-episode full of lies about Orthodox Jews,” The group tweeted. “A dead goyim leg … an Arab, a woman, a Arab women from GD forbidden … Israel … without this next step you will not walk again. ‘Lies and libelings lead to violence! “
“The author of this scene examines all the boxes of ignorance and dangerous negative stereotypes that are right in the name of the patient, Israel – paid [sidelocks] And all, “the Simon Wiesenthal Center said in a statement.” In one scene, NBC has insulted and demonstrated religious Jews and Judaism. “
NBC has not returned the Post’s request for comment.
However, an anonymous source in the network told Deadline that he had been contacted by several Jewish groups about the episode and “they were willing to talk to him on the subject.” According to Deadline, the Canadian series is produced by ICF Films and eOne together with Chorus Entertainment, and was used by NBC to “fill a hole in a primetime lineup that was derailed by a coronavirus pandemic.”
The NBC source also told the outlet that it would not re-air the episode, but the footage still remains on Twitter.
A few days after NBC’s sketch show “Saturday Night Live”, there was an uproar over “Nurse,” a “Weekend Update” skit about the COVID-19 vaccine that critics also dubbed anti-Semitism.
“Israel is reporting that they have vaccinated half of their population. I think it’s the Jewish half, “Michael Che joked.