By now, you’ve probably heard some news about “The Fat Jewish,” the New Yorker with 5.7 million Instagram followers, a wine company catering to white women, and a social media presence founded on lifting jokes from other people (see thoughts on this matter here, here and here).
Since Josh Ostrovsky (a.k.a. The Fat Jewish) announced he was signed by Hollywood talent agency CAA, people began to question the merit of his work – specifically comedians whose jokes were taken by the Instagram star. And following this post from Someecards writer Maura Quint, which outlined her distaste for the meme curator, the resentment toward Ostrovsky from the Internet only seemed to grow.
This whole controversy even got to a point where Comedy Central cancelled a pilot The Fat Jewish was working on. But while that show won’t go on, a new one will. Ostrovsky will be presenting at New York Fashion Week, in a show titled “The Dad Fashion Show.” The show is described as “an eclectic collection of apparel” that celebrates “the moods and personalities of dads of all ages.” Dads are very hot right now, so if nothing else, at least The Fat Jewish has that.