Dr. Schnoz has nixed plans for a second music video contest aimed at offering free nose jobs to the Jewish community. Michael Salzhauer, a Miami surgeon, sparked outrage earlier this year with his video showcasing the plight of “Jewcan Sam,” a yarmulke-wearing teen who could only get the girl of his dreams after undergoing plastic surgery.
The video featured a Jewish pop rock band whose lead singer received a free nose job from the doctor in real life. The scheme was criticized by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which initiated an ethics investigation into the Orthodox surgeon.
Now, Salzhauer has apologized to the ASPS, saying he will not complete his plans for a follow-up video.
“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 said.
The surgeon added that he plans to come up with a different contest idea that will not offend the ASPS. He has also refused requests to take down the original video from YouTube.
Salzhauer is still offering his “nose scholarship,” providing free nose jobs to young Orthodox women who are having trouble finding a husband.