Why can’t you get canceled for anti-Semitism?
by Jonathan S. Tobin
June 16, 2020
…One prominent example was that of popular comedian and television star Chelsea Handler, who approvingly posted a video of National of Islam hatemonger Louis Farrakhan on her Instagram page this past weekend. Handler said a Farrakhan statement on racism from an old clip from “The Phil Donahue Show” was “powerful.”…One might have expected a surge of anger directed towards Handler by her colleagues in the entertainment industry, in addition to announcements that indicated that both individuals and companies wouldn’t work with her in the future. That didn’t happen. Instead, several celebrities even more famous, such as Jennifer Anniston, Jennifer Garner and Michelle Pfeiffer, voiced support for Handler. READ MORE
JEWISH INSIDER Chelsea Handler finally deletes Farrakhan video after days of outrage Does Hollywood’s silence over Instagram clip speak volumes? Handler, who has close to four million followers on Instagram, posted the 10-minute video of Farrakhan on a 1990 talk show on Sunday, calling it “powerful.” Handler, who is Jewish, at first doubled down on her decision to post the video even when called out by commenters.