One of the few actors to stand beside Israel, "Borat" star Sacha Baron Cohen bravely took to Twitter, pointing out the exorbitant rise in social media posts suggesting that Hitler's plan wasn't so bad after all. "The surge in antisemitism on the streets is fueled by antisemitism on social media. @Jack@Twitter-- Why do you allow #HitlerWasRight ?!Those who celebrate the Holocaust aim to perpetuate another," Cohen publicly asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. (According to the Anti Defamation League's analysis, over 17,000 recent Twitter posts contained some sort of the #HitlerWasRight variant.)
Even though Israel and Hamas have called for a ceasefire, celebrities like Bella Hadid and Dua Lipa are doubling down on their anti-semitic posts, inciting their millions of impressionable young followers to follow suit and learn to hate solely based on religion. While Sacha Baron Cohen and I may disagree politically, I am thankful that at least one celebrity had the guts to speak up, as the silence from the liberal media is both deafening and familiar. For example, last week, a man in NY was followed and beaten strictly because he was seen coming off the subway wearing a yarmulka. Across the country, an angry mob went after innocent diners at a kosher restaurant, but I doubt you would have read about it in USA Today or Huffington Post. They still had ads to support Palestine, even after a ceasefire, ignoring targeting violence happening here in our own country.
Countless Jewish celebrities joined the Black Lives Matter bandwagon and supported justice for George Floyd, but where are they when their brothers and sisters are being persecuted against? Natalie Portman, Seth Rogan, Pink, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill, Adam Levine, Rashida Jones, and Gwyneth Paltrow should be completely ashamed of themselves. They have used their platform to support everyone else. Just like they all said when it came to racism against black people.
"If you are quiet, then you are complacent and just as guilty." Your words. Not mine! #karynturk#Truthbomber