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

Controversial social media star Josh "The Fat Jew" Ostrovsky says there's an ideological and generational divide when it comes to comedy shared online.
Josh "The Fat Jew" Ostrovsky has turned his wildly popular instagram account into a new book. (Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)

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. 


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