Emma Watson Supported By Hollywood Stars Over Pro-Palestinian Post
A number of Hollywood film stars have released a statement in support of Emma Watson, after she was criticised for posting about a pro-Palestinian protest.
Earlier this month, Watson shared a photo of a pro-Palestinian protest on Instagram with the words, “Solidarity Is A Verb.”
She also quoted, academic Sara Ahmed in the caption on the meaning of solidarity.
The post faced criticism from a number of Israeli politicians, including Israel’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, who tweeted: “Ten points from Gryffindor for being an anti-Semite.”
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Now, in a joint-statement released by Artists For Palestine UK, over 40 figures from the world of film, have endorsed Watson’s original post.
“We join Emma Watson in support of the simple statement that ‘solidarity is a verb’, including meaningful solidarity with Palestinians struggling for their human rights under international law,” the statement reads.
“We oppose justice anywhere in the world and stand with all those seeking an end to oppression.”
Some of the starts supporting Watson, include Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo and Peter Capaldi.
Read the full statement from Artists For Palestine UK here.
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