Gigi Hadid, the renowned supermodel, has found herself in hot water with the Israeli government after sharing a meme that some deem to be antisemitic. The official Instagram account of the State of Israel targeted Hadid, accusing her of endorsing the murder of innocent civilians.
Gigi Hadid faces backlash from the Israeli government over sharing a meme they believe to be antisemitic. The official response accuses her of supporting the murder of innocent civilians and challenges her silence on the issue of Jewish casualties.
Controversial Meme Sparks Outrage
In a recent post, Hadid shared a meme which stated, “There is nothing Jewish about the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians. Condemning the Israeli government is not antisemitic, and supporting Palestinians is not supporting Hamas.” This message caught the attention of the Israeli government, prompting them to respond with their own version of the meme.
Israel’s government Instagram account mirrored Hadid’s meme, altering the text to read, “There is nothing valiant about Hamas’ massacre of Israelis. Condemning Hamas for what it is (ISIS) is not anti-Palestine, and supporting Israelis in their fight against barbaric terrorists is the right thing to do.” They also directly addressed Hadid in their Instagram story, questioning her silence and accusing her of ignoring the killing of Jewish babies in their homes.
The Call for Condemnation
The Israeli government concluded their response by stating, “We see you” and posting an image depicting children’s toys and clothing alongside a bloodied floor. They stressed that if Hadid fails to condemn this violence, her words hold no weight.
Unveiling a Double Standard
Interestingly, the Israeli government did not address Hadid’s initial condemnation of the murder of bystanders, including Israeli citizens. It seems that their criticism only surfaced after her latest sentiment regarding the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Gigi Hadid, known for her activism and outspoken nature, has yet to publicly respond to the Israeli government’s accusations. It remains to be seen how she will address this new development.