The candidate should “if possible not be a Jew”

The BBC reports on a “no Jews need apply” ad in France:

An advert for a graphic design job in France has been withdrawn after it said the candidate should “if possible not be a Jew”.

Racial discrimination is illegal in France and anti-racism group SOS Racisme says it is taking legal action.

The ad was posted on Monday by Paris-based NSL Studio on jobs site

NSL Studio has apologised for the ad but offered various explanations as to why it contained the offending clause.

First they said long hours, might conflict. Then they said hacked. So those are two totally conflicting reasons. The first is “we had a good, non-anti-Semitic, pragmatic reason.” The second is “we never.” The first betrays the fact that the second is not likely to be true. Pro-tip: choose one of that type but never both. If you use both it looks exactly as if you’re lying. Say you did it for a good reason OR say you never did; do not say you did it for a good reason AND you never did. That doesn’t work.


  1. anat says

    If the hours were the issue, they could have just posted what those were and people could decide for themselves if the job suits them. I’m pretty sure there are plenty of non-observant among the Jews of France (just like everywhere else).

  2. oualawouzou says

    And let’s not forget that Jews, just like christians and muslims, are actually split into several factions that do not follow exactly the same rules in their day-to-day life. A business posting a “no christians” job opening because they are open on sunday would be just as ridiculous.

  3. Lady Mondegreen (aka Stacy) says

    You didn’t buy that parrot here, and it was alive when I sold it to you.

  4. brucegee1962 says

    I have never touched a gun in my life. Also, I thought it was not loaded, and it went off by accident.

  5. mithrandir says

    Good old kettle logic. There’s something bitterly amusing about watching someone who was caught red-handed twist in the wind as they desperately try to deny the obvious.

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