Live
Ifilm App Android
فارسی عربي
347
-
Aa
+

Silence on the red carpet: When Hollywood doesn't speak for the voiceless

In a world where celebrities often use various online platforms to speak out on social and political issues, conspicuous silence is difficult to believe in the case of Hollywood stars.

In a world where celebrities often use various online platforms to speak out on social and political issues, conspicuous silence is difficult to believe in the case of Hollywood stars.

While the U.S. grapples with widespread protests on university campuses in solidarity with Palestine, the Hollywood stars, typically outspoken on international injustices, now whisper their dissent—if they voice it at all.

This stark contrast raises questions about their activism and whether their reactions to various social issues are nothing but a gesture for more publicity.

Even the U.S. actor Robert De Niro is purportedly shown in a video yelling at pro-Palestinian protesters in New York, accusing the crowd of "talking nonsense" and telling them to go home.

Will the Hollywood stars break their silence? Only time will tell whether the stars stood on the right side of history.

The recent surge of pro-Palestinian demonstrations has been met with a heavy-handed approach from law enforcement, resulting in the arrest of students.

Such protests have erupted in response to Israel's brutal military actions in Gaza, which have resulted in the tragic loss of innocent Palestinian lives.

Pro-Palestine students in the U.S. and some other European countries demand authorities in their respective universities stop financial ties with companies that are linked with the Israeli regime.

University students and professors in Iran and some West Asian countries have also rallied at a Baghdad campus in solidarity with Gaza and pro-Palestinian protests at the U.S. and some European universities.

AG/AG

Comments
Send