Josh Androsky, an aide to LA lawmaker Hugo Soto-Martinez, resigns over an anti-Semitic joke that mocks the size of Jewish comedian Amy Schumer by claiming she belonged in the ‘Cowschwitz’ concentration camp
A top aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Hugo Soto-Martinez has resigned after making Holocaust jokes about comedian Amy Schumer on social media.
Josh Androsky, who has served as a political advisor to at least three of the council’s 15 members, posted a series of comments on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
The comments were directed at Schumer, who is Jewish and has been outspoken about the war between Israel and Hamas, and was captured in a screenshot by Sia Kordestani, an Iranian Jewish refugee and former member of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee. Delegates.
In the thread, Androsky exchanged messages with the account for the TrueAnon podcast, hosted by Brace Belden and Liz Franczak.
“Amy Schumer is particularly sensitive to Jewish deaths because of her experience with the Holocaust,” read the first post from @TrueAnonPod.
‘The Nazis named a concentration camp after her. It was called Da Koe.’
Josh Androsky, a former high-ranking aide to LA Councilman Hugo Soto-Martinez, has resigned after making Holocaust jokes about comedian Amy Schumer
Androsky responded to a tweet from @TrueAnonPod, a podcast that focuses on left-wing analysis of political issues
Schumer has been an outspoken supporter of Israel since the conflict between Israel and Hamas began in earnest on October 7
Androsky replied, “This is cute or whatever, but damn you would say this about her knowing it was actually Cowschwitz.”
The two accounts had a back-and-forth conversation a “spot on the 5,” or Intestate 5, a reference — as Kordestani noted — to the Harris Cattle Ranch feedlot, the largest producer of beef in California.
“I called it Cowschwitz!!!” Androskys wrote. “Anyway, they all (and Amy) smelled the same.”
The posts were quickly deleted, but Councilman Soto-Martinez posted his own statement on X late Friday night.
“The social media posts my employee made earlier today were disturbing and reprehensible,” he wrote.
“With anti-Semitism on the rise in recent years and especially in recent weeks, making jokes about the Holocaust is not only disgusting but dangerous.
“These anti-Semitic and misogynistic messages made me sick, and I have accepted his resignation with immediate effect.”
‘Please don’t destroy my family like they did to the people I descend from. If it makes you feel better to write hateful things to me, go ahead,” Schumer has said
She has called for an end to the ceasefire on the condition that Jewish hostages are released, sharing a message that read: “If you shout ‘genocide’ but remain silent about the massacre on October 7, you could be hating Jews. ‘
Androsky has advised at least three of the city’s 15 council members
Martinez posted a statement on social media condemning the comments as “disturbing and reprehensible”
Soto-Martinez issued a statement Saturday evening that read in part: “These anti-Semitic and misogynistic posts sickened me, and I have accepted his resignation, effective immediately.”
Androsky’s posts have since been criticized by local leaders, including Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass.
“The anti-Semitic and misogynistic comments made today were reprehensible, disgusting and dangerous and in no way represent the city family,” Bass said in a statement.
‘Especially now, city hall must be a beacon of hope, and not of hatred. I am pleased that the employee responsible has resigned.’
Androsky’s account was deactivated on Saturday, but screenshots of his comments continue to circulate online.
Androsky has not responded to his messages.
Schumer has been an outspoken supporter of Israel since the conflict between Israel and Hamas broke out on October 7.
The Jewish actress recently reposted a message on Instagram calling for a ceasefire in the Middle East, provided Israeli hostages are returned and Hamas surrenders.
She has been quick to call out others for alleged anti-Semitism, sharing a post last week that read: “If you scream ‘genocide’ but remain silent about the October 7 massacre, you could be hating Jews.
“If you call for a ceasefire but not for the release of hostages, you might end up hating Jews.
“If you speak out against Israel’s tragic bombing of the Gaza hospital, but fail to correct it once you learn that it was actually done by Islamic Jihad, you could be hating Jews.”
In another post, Schumer wrote: “I love my brothers and sisters in Gaza. I like Muslims. I love everyone. I just beg you not to hate all Jews.
‘Please don’t destroy my family like they did to the people I descend from. If it makes you feel better about writing hateful things to me, then go ahead.”