Thursday, April 18, 2024

“The Color Purple” Author Alice Walker Doubles Down on Being Anti-Semitic, Anti-Israel, Etc: Her Career is Over


Alice Walker, author of “The Color Purple,” will not be eating lunch in this town or any town again.

On her website Walker has doubled down on being anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. She once again endorses anti-Semitic writer and Holocaust denier David Ickes. She also reaffirms her her support for BDS (Big, Dumb Shits) the group that protests Israel.

There’s no word yet on how her Hollywood pals Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey feel about all this. Walker hasn’t had a best selling book in decades, so aside from her “Color Purple” publisher, no one else will care.

Walker writes: “I was asked, in writing, by the NYTs BY THE BOOK “What is on your nightstand?” I replied with the titles of the pile of books that were currently on mine; all of them in some state of read, to read, or unread. David Icke’s book, And the Truth Shall Set You Free was among them. I find Icke’s work to be very important to humanity’s conversation, especially at this time. I do not believe he is anti-Semitic or anti-Jewish.”

She adds: “I don’t know about Icke, but I am also a supporter of BDS (Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions, now heavily under attack) as a just and justified means of ending Israeli occupation of Palestine, and ending the slaughter of Palestinians, especially children, which Israeli soldiers do with alarming frequency.” She doesn’t know what she’s talking about, of course.

Alice, let’s be frank. Only the first 75 pages of “The Color Purple” were any good. You’ve made a 30 year career out of those pages. And now they’re going up in flames. Alice, Maya Angelou is rolling in her grave.

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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