Monday, May 27, 2024

British Filmmaker Ken Loach Won’t Say the Holocaust Happened, Calls Founding of State of Israel “Based on Ethnic Cleansing”


British filmmaker Ken Loach is in hot water this afternoon. He told the BBC’s Daily Politics presenter Jo Coburn that: “All history is our common heritage to discuss and analyse. The founding of the state of Israel, for example, based on ethnic cleansing is there for us all to discuss.”

This was a response to Coburn’s waffling on whether the Holocaust happened or not. Really. Loach recently signed a letter against Israel, joining a fringe group of celebrities like Roger Waters.

I’m not surprised about Loach. I’ve never liked his films. They are a total bore. But he’s a regular at Cannes no matter what he delivers. His films are like dead noise from a radio that’s lost the station’s signal. Perfect for inducing sleep.

Loach’s hidden anti-Semitism shouldn’t be a shock to anyone. He’s a huge supporter of British Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, and even made a film about him.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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