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Richard Belzer gives Nazi salute on 'Good Day New York'

Richard Belzer at the 2012 Monte Carlo Television

Richard Belzer at the 2012 Monte Carlo Television Festival. (June 12, 2012) Credit: AP

Comedian and "Law & Order: SVU" star Richard Belzer sparked controversy on "Good Day New York" Wednesday, making an off-color comment and telling the production crew, "Say heil to all your colleagues at the other division."

His remarks came after co-host Rosanna Scotto read a viewer's suggestion that co-host Dave Price resembled Belzer enough to play his brother on the NBC show.

Belzer replied with a bawdy suggestion. Price asked whether the live show had a five-second delay and Scotto giggled nervously. Belzer followed with a G-rated spin to the suggestion. He then made his Nazi remark and salute.

Belzer's representative told E! News that the Nazi allusion was a "satirical gesture" toward Fox News, "whose ideology he is opposed to."

Belzer raised the Anti-Defamation League's ire in June over satirical Nazi gestures he made at a Monte Carlo TV festival.

Belzer will appear Wednesday at a retrospective and book-signing at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington.


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