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.