Celebrities in the Israel-Gaza crossfire
search
Twitter warsTwitter wars

Celebrities in the Israel-Gaza crossfire

Comedian Bill Maher criticized by feminists for comparing Hamas to a 'crazy women' who must be 'slapped'

Bill Maher arrives to the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California (photo credit: AFP/Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez)
Bill Maher arrives to the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California (photo credit: AFP/Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez)

First, there were the celebrity tweeter and deleters. Now it’s the misogynistic tweet.

As the Israel-Gaza conflict continues to spark a proxy war on Twitter and other social media, numerous celebrities are getting themselves caught in the crossfire.

Earlier this week, both singer Rihanna and basketball player Dwight Howard alienated partisans on both sides by tweeting the #FreePalestine hashtag — and then deleting it.

Now comedian Bill Maher is irking feminists (and, presumably, Hamas supporters) with the following post:

The feminist site Jezebel took issue with the “crazy woman” analogy: “Making a joke about hitting a woman to make a point about a country where people are being killed is just gross.”

Among the numerous celebs taking sides on social media, actress Vanessa Williams may have taken the least political approach (although it doubtless irked those of the #FreePalestine persuasion): from July 7-July 14, she posted upbeat photos and videos from her vacation in Israel.

Delightful breakfast with Isreali actor Aki Avni #isrealtourism #amvoicesinisrael Shalom

A post shared by Vanessa Williams (@vanessawilliamsofficial) on

read more:
comments