Joyce Carol Oates, author and English professor at Berkeley, is no stranger to controversy on Twitter.

Her latest is comparing the COVID-19 pandemic to the Holocaust and Trump supporters to Germans who lived under the Nazis.

Can we please stop with all the comparisons to the Holocaust, Nazis, and Adolf Hitler? It is a slap in the face to those who suffered under actual fascism, hatred, and a dictator.

I don’t even know how one can compare COVID-19 to the Holocaust. I don’t know where to begin with this awful take.

How about some backlash she received?


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