Sunday, April 21, 2024

Model Gigi Hadid Triggers Criticism from Israel Over Pro-Palestinian Post While Boyfriend Bradley Cooper Releases Movie About Famous Jewish Composer


War makes for strange bedfellows.

According to the tabloids, Bradley Cooper is dating model Gigi Hadid now that she’s aged out of Leonardo DiCaprio’s demographic.

Cooper is about to release “Maestro,” about the very Jewish composer Leonard Bernstein. He stars in it and directs the film, which is thought to be in the Oscar race from Netflix.

Hadid works for Louis Vuitton, which is owned by LVMH, a French company owned now by Jews, ironically.

Yet Hadid is now the first celebrity to be denounced by the State of Israel on their Instagram page. She is half Palestinian and half Dutch, according to Wikipedia.

Hadid wrote: “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.”

Leonard Bernstein, who was quite political and vociferously Jewish, is rolling in his grave.

The State of Israel responded: “Have you been sleeping the past week? Or are you just fine turning a blind eye to Jewish babies being butchered in their homes? Your silence has been very clear about where you stand. We see you.”

Israel offered her a rewrite: “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.”

Hadid scrambled to right her situation. She quickly added in another post, in part: “I have deep empathy and heartbreak for the Palestinian struggle and life under occupation, it’s a responsibility I hold daily. I also feel a responsibility to my Jewish friends to make it clear, as I have before: While I have hopes and dreams for Palestinians, none of them include the harm of a Jewish person. The terrorizing of innocent people is not in alignment with and does not do any good for the ‘Free Palestine’ movement.”

But the damage is done. We will not be seeing her at “Maestro” events, that’s for sure.

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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