Emma Watson accused of antisemitism…
FortySeven · 04/01/2022 18:58
For those who don’t want to click the Graun link: EW has been accused of antisemitism for expressing support for Palestine! After her sanctimonious tweets in response to JKR standing up for women’s rights, I wonder if it’s given her a little taste of her own medicine
SirSamuelVimes · 04/01/2022 21:03
Much like how JKR has been accused of transphobia, whereas what she has actually done is support women.
DifficultBloodyWoman · 04/01/2022 21:36
Hmmmm. I see parallels.
I support Palestine, I object to the PA’s actions on many fronts, I disagree with the quote ‘solidarity is a verb’.
Pesky nuance. That is what is lost when people chant slogans instead of engaging with the issues.
It would certainly be ironic if this lead to another cancellation. But I don’t think it will - transphobia is taken more seriously than antisemitism.
SantaClawsServiette · 05/01/2022 00:33
Antisemitism has increasingly been used as a generalized insult to discredit someone, with only the most tenuous of reasons needing to be attached. It will end up being an own goal in the end if the people involved are worried about actual antisemitism.
DifficultBloodyWoman · 05/01/2022 01:43
Bit like transphobia.
KimikosNightmare · 05/01/2022 03:37
It's certainly true that Emma Watson "did a thing".
She certainly did a vacuous, meaningless, sound bite thing. As it's a meaningless thing it's impossible to tell if she did a wrong thing or a right thing but I don't think it's an anti- semitic thing. It would have to mean something for it to be giving an anti- semitic statement.
Flickflak · 05/01/2022 04:06
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vivariumvivariumsvivaria · 05/01/2022 04:32
The thing is, you can never be pure enough for the spiral. They'll find you and they'll judge you and attack you and spit you out.
Bet JKR sends her a very elegant little card with a few well chosen words of wisdom and an open offer of support I wouldn't, but, I'm no JKR
SportsMother · 05/01/2022 05:13
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PlanktonsComputerWife · 05/01/2022 06:41
She doesn't come out and declare sides in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, or the Yemeni crisis, or the civil wars taking place in various African countries destabilised by Western bombings. No, the one bit of disputed land in the world that this incredibly profound actress/model decides to pronounce upon just happens to be the Gaza strip and the aggressors happen to be teh eViL jeWs.
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