Peloton sorry after instructor quotes ‘liver of a blasphemous Jew’ in live workout

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Peloton sorry after instructor quotes ‘liver of a blasphemous Jew’ in live workout

Company behind exercise bike craze said it 'fell short' of its values supporting different communities and the class has been 'removed from our library'

Christine D'Ercole during her Halloween class
Christine D'Ercole during her Halloween class

Peloton has apologised after one of its instructors referred to “liver of blaspheming Jew” during a live workout.

The company which streams fitness classes online said sorry over the incident involving trainer Christine D’Ercole, confirming the class had been removed from its library.

During a clip sent to Jewish News, D’Ercole used a line from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, referring to the “liver of blaspheming Jew” .

A Peloton spokesperson: “Peloton’s aim is to strengthen, support and uplift our diverse community and sometimes we fall short of that goal.

“We apologise that during one of our classes an Instructor quoted a Shakespeare passage that included an antisemitic line.

“This was a mistake and the class has been removed from our library.”

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