Lawyer for crying white supremacist Chris Cantwell insists client was just joking about genocide
Neo-Nazi Christopher Cantwell (Vice.com/Screenshot)

Chris Cantwell's new lawyer claims the infamous "Crying Nazi" was joking about killing Jews -- like he did in his failed stand-up career.


According to The Daily Beast, 'Crying Nazi' Cantwell's new lawyer called Cantwell as a "shock jock" and compared him to the (Jewish) comedian Jackie Mason.

The report went on to describe Cantwell's lawyer, who was his fourth choice after three others refused to take his case, in colorful language.

"Cantwell's attorney is Elmer Woodard, who appeared in court wearing an early-1800s-style red waistcoat with gold buttons, bowtie, white muttonchop whiskers, black velcro shoes, and a a 1910s-style straw boater hat," the report states. It also noted that Woodard once unsuccessfully tried to defend a man who raped a teen girl by attempting to blame his client's actions on sleepwalking.

Cantwell was initially granted a $25,000 cash bond on Thursday, but during a second hearing hours later, a judge denied the bond based on his propensity for being a flight risk and a threat.