| 7 Virtue-Signaling Celebrities Silent on Massacre of Coptic Christians
| Saturday, May 27, 2017
|BCF : Left-wingers insist that they are the champions of minorities, yet one oppressed group always seems conspicuously absent from their social media virtue-signalling — Christian minorities in the Muslim world, like the estimated 26 Coptic Christians who were massacred by a Muslim gunman in Egypt earlier today.
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Normally, any allegation of mistreatment of a minority, even those of dubious provenance like 2015’s “Clock Boy” incident, will be met with an instant wave of reflexive left-wing virtue signalling from celebrities on social media. Normally, any allegation of mistreatment of a minority, even those of
dubious provenance like 2015’s “Clock Boy” incident, will be met with
an instant wave of reflexive left-wing virtue signalling from
celebrities on social media.
Yet this strangely does not seem to apply to the Christian minority
in the Middle East, the well-documented persecution of whom occurs on a
regular basis. It’s not because of any Anglocentrism on Hollywood’s part
— celebrities regularly present themselves as advocates for oppressed
groups in the third world, from Rwandans to refugees from Darfur.
So why not Christians? Particularly the Coptic Christians, who have
been in the Middle East since the time of Christ and are somewhat
similar to Native Americans – an ancient people who were sidelined by
militarily superior and often brutal colonizers. Listed below are seven celebrities who regularly speak out against
the alleged persecution of minorities, including Muslims, refugees, the
LGBT community and more. Yet so far, they have said nothing about
today’s massacre of Coptic Christians.
1. Katy Perry
Katy Perry, in response to the brutal Muslim attack on fellow songstress Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, urged for “barriers and borders” to be removed, and for everyone to “coexist.” She also worries about the persecution of minorities. Following the election of Donald Trump, she produced a PSA featuring a Muslim woman discussing the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, warning viewers not to let “history repeat itself.” A UNICEF goodwill ambassador, Perry also cares about oppression in nonwestern countries.
So, as someone who 1) recently saw a friend’s concert attacked by an
Islamic extremist, 2) worries about the mistreatment of minorities, and
3) is concerned with oppression in the third world, surely Perry must be
alarmed by the massacre of Coptic Christians, by an Islamic extremist,
in Egypt. Yet so far, Katy Perry’s feeds on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram say nothing about the massacre. Maybe she just forgot to have an intern read her the headlines this morning.
Read it all here..........
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:58 PM