Patton Oswalt and Comedians Mock the Fat Jew's Plagiarism After CAA Signing
"As Fat Jew once said, I have a dream."
The comedian known as the Fat Jew — real name Josh Ostrovsky — is getting eviscerated on social media by comedians roasting him for plagiarism and stealing jokes.
On Saturday, Patton Oswalt, Kumail Nanjiani and other entertainers took to Twitter to mock Ostrovsky in the wake of The Hollywood Reporter's story about Ostrovsky signing with CAA.
"My favorite Jane's Addiction song is 'Been Caught Aggregating,' " tweeted Oswalt. Ostrovsky is often accused of plagiarism for stealing people's jokes and repurposing them on his own Instagram without credit. Recently, comedian Davon Magwood penned an open letter to Ostrovsky criticizing him for his aggregation. On Friday, Buzzfeed's Ben Rosen also called out Ostrovsky.
Always chokes me up in "Purple Rain" when Prince sings, "Baby I could never aggregate you from another..."— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 15, 2015
My favorite Jane's Addiction song is "Been Caught Aggregating."— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 15, 2015
The criticism ramped up against Ostrovsky this weekend after writer Maura Quint wrote a Facebook post asking people to stop following the Fat Jew.
Quint reposted her thoughts on Twitter and Oswalt retweeted it to his followers, leading other comedians to join in and mock Ostrovsky.
Here's what they had to say:
As @FATJEW once said, "I have a dream."— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) August 15, 2015
Hey guys @FATJEW just started a political organization. He's calling it ISIS.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) August 15, 2015
Fat Jew was signed by CAA. They are going to ask for his ideas and he'll be like 'yeah I've got a ton' then surreptitiously open Twitter— Timothy Simons (@timothycsimons) August 15, 2015
Thanks FatJewish for straight up stealing my tweet without any credit whatsoever. pic.twitter.com/iELnQ0YHMD— Ben Rosen (@Rosen) August 14, 2015
Comedy Central exec reading Fat Jew's script: "This is just a word-for-word transcription of the 'Frasier' pilot!!" Fat Jew: "And...?"— Eli Braden (@EliBraden) August 17, 2015