"Who has a laugh about a gas chamber?" - Journalist says Christopher Biggins' comments will result in action against anti-semitism

'Who has a laugh about a gas chamber?' - Journalist says Christopher Biggins' comments will result in action against anti-semitism

Christopher Biggins: removed from Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother after anti-semitic comments

Monday, August 8, 2016

The furore surrounding the removal from the Celebrity Big Brother house of TV personality Christopher Biggins following following a 'joke' about the Holocaust is a positive sign in the fight against anti-semitism, journalist Sandy Rashty has told talkRADIO.

Rashty, who works for Sky News and contributes to The Jewish Chronicle, has said the comments made by Biggins on the Channel 5 show will result in more action to condemn anti-semitism.

"That fact it is being called out in the media, and we are talking about it, has to be a good sign – that it isn't acceptable and that shows like Celebrity Big Brother are going to take action," she told Julia Hartley-Brewer.

"But the first thing that comes to mind is where would it ever be acceptable for someone to make a concentration camp joke?

"Who has a laugh about a gas chamber?"

Biggins, 67, was removed from the house last week after he made anti-semitic remarks to fellow housemate Katie Waissel, saying: "You better be careful or they'll be putting you in a shower and taking you to a room".

Listen to the full interview above