April 12, 2012
‘Dr. Schnoz’ cancels plans for second Jewish nose video
A Jewish plastic surgeon in Miami has dropped his plans for a contest to produce another music video about Jewish noses.
Dr. Michael Salzhauer said he is trying to come up with an alternative contest that would not offend the plastic surgery society or incur possible ethics violations, Religion News Service reported.
Salzhauer is under an ethics investigation for commissioning a Jewish band to write a song about a Jewish teen with a big nose.
Dubbed “Dr. Schnoz,” Salzhauer hired The Groggers, a Jewish punk-rock band, to write a song and make a music video that encourages plastic surgery in a bid to connect to a younger audience. Known as “Dr. Schnoz,” he performed rhinoplasty on the band’s lead singer, L.E. Doug Staiman.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons called the promotion “offensive and inappropriate.”
“I do understand the ASPS’s point of view, though my intention was not to hurt anyone’s feelings, but to have a little fun,” Salzhauer told RNS.
He is continuing to offer scholarships to Orthodox Jewish singles for nose jobs to help them land a spouse.