Monday November 30, 2015

Internet juggernaut 'The Fat Jewish' responds to joke theft allegations

Josh "The Fat Jew" Ostrovsky has turned his wildly popular instagram account into a new book.

Josh "The Fat Jew" Ostrovsky has turned his wildly popular instagram account into a new book. (Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)

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He goes by several nicknames: Jewsan Sarandon, Whitney Jewston, The Grand Jewdipest Hotel — but internet rabble-rouser Josh Ostrovsky is best known as The Fat Jewish, or simply The Fat Jew.

Since 2013, the instagram juggernaut has attracted millions of followers with funny pictures, viral videos and pointed captions — but he's also taken heat for posting other people's jokes without credit. Still, Ostrovsky seems rather #sorrynotsorry following the controversy. 

Today he joins guest host Gill Deacon to respond to his critics, explain his jack-of-random-trades lifestyle, and argue that real life is about to make a huge comeback. 

The man behind the memes recently released his a new book of personal essays and head-turning images, Money Pizza Respect

WEB EXTRA | New to The Fat Jewish approach to comedy? Below are some of his recent instagram posts. 

Seriously. I saw your cankles on the beach. (@whisper_app)

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HAVE FUN PRETENDING TO HAVE FUN TONIGHT U GUYZ!!! (@friend_of_bae)

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Never immediately let anyone know how many problems you really have (@tank.sinatra)

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