The Fat Jew Is Wrecking the NYCWFF’s Ramen Party

August 25, 2015

Several of the event’s sponsors are backing out.

Josh Ostrovsky, better known as Internet-famous plagiarist The Fat Jew, has been in the news quite a bit recently. A number of comedians have hurled allegations of joke-theft at Ostrovsky, who has acknowledged his shady tactics with a few half-hearted apologies. Despite the bad press, the New York City Wine & Food Festival recently set Ostrovsky up as a host of its Late Night Ramen Party in October. That move hasn’t been well received.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Serious Eats managing culinary director Kenji Lopez-Alt wrote that he’s pulling out of the Ramen Party.…