Jewish Federations are Promoting a Farrakhan Fan Who Told Jews to “Go F___ Themselves”
From Daniel Greenfield:
"It was powerful for me the way he spelled it out,” Chelsea Handler said of Louis Farrakhan. "So whatever, you know, everybody can go f___ themselves.”
Handler, a comedian pushing a new book, was responding to the backlash over her praise for the racist black supremacist leader on Instagram. The people complaining about her praise for the bigot were Jews. And the celebrity was telling critics, including Holocaust survivors, to go “f___ themselves.”
Farrakhan had called Hitler a “great man”, ranted about “Satanic Jews”, and, more recently, claimed that Florida was suffering from the coronavirus because he had asked Allah to punish Cuban Jews.
In that same speech, he thanked Chelsea Handler for posting a clip of him on Instagram.
Handler decided to promote the antisemitic hate group leader to her 4 million followers as part of her newly woke brand which included a Netflix special, Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea, and her book, Life Will Be the Death of Me, from Penguin Random House. The theme of both the special and the book was Handler’s journey from self-absorption to wokeness by ranting about how horrible white people are.
Some Jews practice their faith. Other Jews wear their faith as a decoration, demanding that the rest of us bow to that decoration, claiming it gives them moral authority. I'm not going to put Chelsea Handler in either camp. She's done that herself.
Even worse though,
After Handler touted an antisemitic bigot and told Jews who didn’t like it to "go f___ themselves", the Miami Jewish Federation is touting a Zoom evening with Chelsea Handler to sell her new book.
The 39th Annual Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival features Chelsea and her book, courtesy of the Alper JCC in Miami, and the JCCs of Atlanta, Boulder, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Nashville, Memphis, and St. Louis, who have all taken Chelsea’s advice and are “f____” themselves and their communities.
Even the worst bigot has useful idiot followers and excusers. It's what allows them to make life miserable for the rest of us. This gives us another reason to watch carefully the types of activities our local JCRC/AJC are engaged in.