Facebook Pulls Video Of Man Mocking Hasidic Boy’s Haircut After Rash Of Complaints

May 07, 2018 - 1:56 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A video posted by a man in Brooklyn in which he appears to mock a Hasidic Jewish boy over his haircut, has been taken down.

The video was posted by a young man in Brooklyn.

“I’d be crying if I looked like that, too, bro,” he said.

It was posted on Facebook and shared on Twitter where it caught the attention of The Forward's opinion editor who called it out.

"My initial response was this is a man making fun of a child who doesn't seem to think he has anything in common with, and that really broke my heart," she said.

Some on Facebook reported the video as abusive, but it wasn't taken down for more than two days.

Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone of Crown Heights noticed it disappeared and then reappeared.

Some who reported it on Facebook said they received a reply that the video did not violate their standards.

A Facebook rep later told the New York Post that the video did violate their bullying policy.