A London wedding videographer delivered footage to Jewish newlyweds Stan and Claudia Gocman that was low-quality, missing key moments, and littered with the cameraman’s anti-Semitic remarks.
Claudia Gocman complained to the Jewish Chronicle that it was bad enough the videographer captured “more of the guests’ backs than the faces.”
Then she heard the “professional” cameraman Anthony Aurelius say she’s “not a very pretty bride at all.”
“Some of the Jewish women are very beautiful to look at, but I can tell you, they’d be right f**king cows,” Aurelius tells another man off-camera. “Very f**king snooty, they’d be a pain in the arse.”
“It’s like they’re better than anybody else because they’re from Israel or something,” he continued.
He can also be heard complaining that the couple doled out plenty of money for the rest of the wedding, but only opted for the “Bronze” video deal.
“They’ve never been respected anyway, these people, and they’ve never respected themselves,” he said.
At other moments he can be heard saying:
- “I don’t think I blame Hitler.”
- “Mental, Israeli dancing, isn’t it? There’s a real feeling of like, they’re better than everybody else.”
- “Not a lot of niceness about them, is there?”
When Stan Gocman emailed Aurelius to tell him that he “ruined memories” of the event, he issued a full refund and a handwritten apology.
“I am very sorry for our stupid, childish conversation,” Aurelius wrote. “I am also very sorry for offending you and possibly your family also. You did not deserve this. I am ashamed, in honesty.”
“I see now my character is weak and need to look at myself,” he added. “I am deeply sorry I offended you.”
For the bride, his effort was too little too late.
“He’s a disgusting little man,” Claudia said. “I can’t even stand to watch the video, it makes me so angry.”
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