SNL: Larry David Holocaust Jokes Don't Go Down Well With Viewers As Alec Baldwin's Trump Offers Advice to Weinstein

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Larry David hosted Saturday Night Live on November 4, and joked about the Holocaust and the Weinstein scandal. NBC

Larry David started his Saturday Night Live hosting gig with a joke that's been slammed as seriously insensitive by some viewers - and defended by others.

The Curb Your Enthusiasm star wrapped up his intro with a joke about picking up women in concentration camps.

David said: "I've always been obsessed with women, and I've often wondered if I'd grown up in Poland when Hitler came to power and was sent to a concentration camp, would I be checking women out in the camp? I think I would."

"However, there are no good opening lines in a concentration camp," David said.

The criticism from some viewers was scathing.

Larry David making a joke about hitting on women in concentration camps #SNL #awkward pic.twitter.com/tmcWADk4n5

— Melissa S. (@omgitsmeli) November 5, 2017

#SNL I can't believe they did jokes about a concentration camp I just can't believe what I just saw #LarryDavid it will never be okay to do

— BuffaloBella (@BuffaloBella) November 5, 2017

Larry David went from making me laugh about his Jew jokes to making me cringe. #PleaseStopJokingAboutConcentrationCamps #SNL #LarryDavid

— David Solkowitz (@itz_Daveed) November 5, 2017

Others though defended the comedian.

Everyone complaining about Larry David being awkward and *offensive* as if they’ve never heard of Larry David. Lighten up, people. #SNL

— Daniel Meersand (@DanMeersand) November 5, 2017

People offended by Larry David would have passed out from shock listening to comedy in the 1970's. Comedians are edgy and uncomfortable.

— Carlie (@Carlie101) November 5, 2017

David also tackled the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein, who has denied multiple accusations of sexual assault, joking about the movie producer's Jewish background.

"Not all but many of them are Jews," David said in reference to the Weinstein scandal. "I don't like when Jews are in the headlines for notorious reasons. I want 'Einstein discovers the theory of relativity,' 'Salk cures polio.' What I don't want? 'Weinstein took it out.'"

"I consistently strive to be a good Jewish representative," David said. "When people see me I want them to say 'Oh, there goes a fine Jew for you!'"

"I brought you in the shower to make sure you weren’t wearing a wire, Paul." #SNL pic.twitter.com/I5wtLoDjZy

— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) November 5, 2017

The Weinstein scandal was also referenced in the shows opening skit, in which Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump ended up naked in a cold shower with a dirty Paul Manafort, played by Alex Moffat.

Getting their backs eagerly scrubbed by Kate McKinnon's Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Beck Bennet's Mike Pence, Trump muses that it's too late to help Weinstein.

"What an idiot that Harvey Weinstein is," Baldwin tells Moffat. "He could have gotten away with it all if only he had gotten himself elected president." Trump himself was accused of sexual assault on the campaign trail.