Interesting to get support from those who prefer to walk around without any.
An American nudist organization is firing back at critics of its partnership with Artists 4 Israel, a pro-Israel group that brings artists to Israel to “offset the fear and destruction of conflict,” according to its site.
Young Naturists America, a group in the New York area promoting nude recreation and a healthy body image, announced an A4I event in New York City to raise money for artists to travel to the Golan Heights and create art in bomb shelters.
YNA called for nudist volunteers to have their bodies painted at the fundraiser at a Lower East Side tattoo parlor.
YNA co-founder Jordan Blum, who says he grew up in northern Israel, began to receive negative Facebook comments attacking Israel’s right to exist, in addition to other verbal attacks, after members were angered by news of the fundraiser.
“This is really disturbing… I mean seriously. Fundraising for an Artists4Israel trip to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights? For an organization that supports the Israeli equivalent of white supremacy?” wrote one commenter.
“Despite the edgy, progressive feeling of this event, the group sponsoring it, Artists4Israel, is a right-wing, nationalist, pro-settler group whose support [sic] racist policies of colonization in the West Bank,” charged another.
On Monday, Blum fired back at his critics on the YNA site, calling them “asses” and writing, “Screw everyone who thinks that one innocent child’s suffering is less significant than another!”
I assume this is not what
Bum Blum meant when referring to the critics as “asses.”