HITTAT PÅ NÄTET: Gal Gadots bryska uppvaknande

På sajten Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) skriver journalisten Ruthie Blum om hatstormen mot den israeliska skådespelerskan Gal Gadot. När det blev känt att hon skulle gestalta den egyptiska drottningen Kleopatra i en ny stormfilm blev hon föremål för hat och grova förolämpningar från wokevänster, svart makt-anhängare, så kallade ”antirasister” och antisemitiska arabnationalister.

Inom svart makt-rörelsen finns en utbredd tro på myten om att Kleopatra skulle ha varit svart. Den egyptiska drottningen var i själva verket grekinna av den ptolemaiska ätten.

I sin krönika ger Ruthie Blum flera exempel på hur hatstormen på sociala medier ser ut:

Take the comment posted by self-described “father/writer/Prince fan/proud to hate Trump #Biden/Harris 2020” Tony LaFace, for example, who wrote: “Another attempt to white wash [sic] a historical figure! U are a white Isreali [sic] woman. Cleopatra was MACEDONIAN and EGYPTIAN. Its [sic] awful how u deny important roles to women of color!!!!”

Then there’s Egyptian singer and radio/TV host Wael Mansour, whose more succinct remark was equally inane: “Can’t wait to boycott this white washing [sic] disaster, so many wrongs!”

Someone nicknamed “Fashionable Mom” contributed: “The day you stop trying to hijack and rewrite the history of the different peoples of this world and insert your likeness as an ideal is the day you will start to create history for yourselves. Cleopatra was a great woman and she was an African woman, an Egyptian woman!”

Content creator Dicc Flair said: “Yup … ANOTHER WHITE WASHED [sic] Movie Filmed in Africa w/ALL WHITE CASTS. The darker skinned as the underlings. CLEOPATRA WAS “BLACK.”

Gal Gadot har tidigare haft stor framgång med sina gestaltningar av superhjälteseriefiguren Wonder Woman. Ruthie Blum menar att om Gal Gadot nu kunde uttrycka tacksamhet för det stöd hon får av konservativa, skulle det göra henne till en verklig superhjälte:

None of the above would or does suffice for the radicals bent on discrediting her, not only as a fair-skinned Israeli, but as someone who hasn’t gone far enough to the left. Short of renouncing her roots and refusing the cinematic role of her dreams, there’s nothing she can do to satiate their cancel-culture hunger.

But she might want to consider expressing a bit of gratitude to the slew of conservatives engaging in ideological warfare on her behalf. That would make her a genuine superhero.

Läs hela Ruthie Blums krönika här (13/10 2020)

Läs även Mohamed Omars krönika ”Ja, Kleopatra var vit” (13/10 2020) här

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