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Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:02 PM

Roseanne Barr calls Natalie Portman 'repulsive' over Israeli prize refusal

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"Disgraced comedian Roseanne Barr has called Natalie Portman “repulsive” after the Jacky star declined to accept an Israeli film award last year. The former Roseanne star made the comments in an interview with Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom ahead of her own visit to Israel, during which she will address the Israeli parliament. Barr used the same interview to defend comedian Kevin Hart, who stepped down as this year’s Oscars host following the resurfacing of old homophobic tweets.

Barr slammed Israeli-born Portman in the interview over her decision not to attend an award ceremony as the recipient of the Genesis Prize Laureate last June. Portman explained on social media that she "did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu, who was to be giving a speech at the ceremony". The Black Swan actress said: “[the] mistreatment of those suffering from today's atrocities is simply not in line with my Jewish values. Because I care about Israel, I must stand up against violence, corruption, inequality, and abuse of power.” The ceremony was cancelled as a result."

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"Portman was born in Jerusalem and moved to the United States with her parents at the age of 3. The star has since become an outspoken critic of the government of Benjamin Netanyahu, and a leading Jewish voice in opposition to the Israeli Prime Minister, though she has always been careful to note that her criticism is of the PM’s policies, not Israel itself."

https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/television/roseanne-barr-calls-natalie-portman-repulsive-over-israeli-prize-refusal-1.815658

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Reply Roseanne Barr calls Natalie Portman 'repulsive' over Israeli prize refusal (Original post)
Scurrilous Jan 20 OP
malaise Jan 20 #1
Downtown Hound Jan 20 #2
lunatica Jan 20 #3
underpants Jan 20 #4
murielm99 Jan 20 #5
Scurrilous Jan 20 #7
area51 Jan 20 #6
njhoneybadger Jan 20 #10
Voltaire2 Jan 20 #8
Sherman A1 Jan 20 #9
struggle4progress Jan 20 #11
Initech Jan 20 #12
Cha Jan 20 #13

Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:08 PM

1. Brava Natalie Portman

K & R

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:09 PM

2. And I care about what Roseanne thinks...why?

Which one of her personalities was it that said this by the way? Again, not that I really care.

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:14 PM

3. I'm glad to learn this about Natalie Portman

Good for her! That was a true activist move!

I thank Roseanne Barr for bringing it to the public’s attention.

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:23 PM

4. Why in the hell is Roseanne speaking to the Israeli parliament?

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:24 PM

5. Who cares what either of them do?

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:46 PM

7. She's been invited to speak against the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement's

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 01:30 PM

6. Careful who you're calling repulsive, Roseanne.





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Response to area51 (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 02:40 PM

10. I didn't hear her criticizing those people in Charlottesville chanting "Jews will not replace us"

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 02:12 PM

8. She is an expert on repulsiveness.

So we may have to consider her opinion here.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 02:22 PM

9. You have a point

I don’t believe Roseanne does, but she certainly has repulsive behavior down cold.

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 05:28 PM

11. Roseanne who?

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 05:40 PM

12. Roseanne is the repulsive one.

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2019, 06:14 PM

13. Barr Projecting.

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