Headline RoundupJuly 17th, 2020

Perspectives: Anti-Semitism and Cancel Culture

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Several instances of Black celebrities making anti-Semitic remarks have started new conversations about anti-Semitism in Hollywood and popular culture, and efforts to gain religious equality and mutual respect alongside a nationwide racial justice movement. Several celebrities, most notably TV host Nick Cannon, have recently made comments disparaging the Jewish community and glorifying Nation of Islam leader and noted anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. Voices on all sides provide unique perspectives on the issue. Some right-rated voices decried anti-Semitism as a major cultural issue in the U.S., evidenced by the purportedly soft punishments for anti-Semitism compared to repercussions for purported racist remarks. Some prominent left-rated voices shared that sentiment; others explained that "muted outrage" about anti-Semitism may reflect a hesitancy to potentially minimize the ongoing racial justice movement. Other right-rated voices addressed recent, similar examples of anti-Catholic sentiments and actions.

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