A New Jersey mayor is facing backlash for his response to an anti-Semitic tweet after he told the user to call the cops if they see a Jewish person at the beach.
According to the New York Post,Brick Township Mayor John G. Ducey was answering questions on his Twitter page Tuesday night when user @simms10471 asked him for solution about Hasidic and Orthodox Jews taking over the beach:
“Can we please do something about our parks and beaches. They are being invaded by the hasidic and orthodox jews and being ruined.”
“Our tax paying residents are being forced out while politicians sit and do nothing,”
In response to the tweet, Ducey tells the user to contact police “with any problems and they will sort them out.” He later back tracked his statement after facing major backlash from other Twitter users.
“This twitter feed (and the world in general) is no place for bigotry or hateful comments,” he tweeted. “They are hurtful and divisive. They are condemned by me and all who are trying to make a difference in the world. Look for the good in you and others and the world will be a bettter place.”
Ducey says he will use better judgement when responding to questions on social media and the twitter account @simms10471 was apparently deleted on Wednesday.
“I have learned to be more careful with social media and I am taking the advice of some of my critics and not responding at all to such things in the future.”