NBC Accused of Anti-Semitism Over Scene in Medical Drama Nurses Where Hasidic Patient Refuses Bone Graft from ‘A Dead Goyim’

Nurses Anti Semitism


NBC is receiving backlash over a controversial scene in the medical drama Nurses, which features a Hasidic Jewish man refusing a bone graft from a non-Jew.

Seffi Kogen, head of young leadership at The American Jewish Committee (AJC), tweeted the clip, which features a Hasidic Jewish patient in need of a bone graft from a deceased donor following an injury.

“A dead goyim leg?” asks the patient’s father. “From anyone? An Arab, a woman?” The doctors then express frustration with the Hasidic Jews for refusing the procedure.

Kogen referred to the scene as “the most antisemitic thing I have ever seen in a TV show,” and followed up by explaining, “For those of you unfamiliar with Jewish law, which puts precedent on healing and saving lives, there is no prohibition on the kind of bone graft in this clip. The writers made it up, dressed their actors in Jew-face, and put random extremist nonsense in their mouths.”

Many prominent figures in the media, including former Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro and former New York Times journalist Bari Weiss, also expressed disgust at the scene.

See the backlash below.

Nurses follows five young nurses working on the frontlines of a hospital in Toronto. The TV series was produced in Canada and acquired by NBC in November 2020.

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