Actor Mena Massoud – who plays Aladdin in Disney’s 2019 live action remake of Aladdin – recently posted a video showing him enjoying food at an Israeli restaurant – which he identified as such.
Unhinged hilarity ensued (hat tip: Rolf).
They picked an actor fit for the role. pic.twitter.com/xMIjrpFe8G
— abel 🇪🇬 ☥ (@EgyptianWeeknd) May 26, 2019
He has the most forgetful face, I already forget that he played Aladdin lol
— So CoOl (@smile_jisooyaa) May 26, 2019
YIIIKES guess we’re gonna watch Aladdin on bootleg only
— Safoora (@SaffyTaffy) May 26, 2019
You get the idea. And the hatred only intensified after Mena explained he grew up going to Israel restaurants and does not really understand the politics.
Hey dude. Grew up in Toronto going to Isreali restaurants that served Middle Eastern food. Don’t really understand the politics of it, I was honestly shocked to see the response. Not getting paid for EV. Actually pouring my own money into it. All love man
— Mena Massoud (@MenaMassoud) May 26, 2019
Mena’s crime here seems to be showing that not everything has to be about politics. (Besides, Egypt and Israel are officially at peace). Yet there are plenty of nasty individuals who cannot let go their hatred of Israel and the Jewish people.
Please join me in showing Mena your support in the face of this avalanche of hate directed towards him.