Some positive news amidst all the doom and gloom of the sci-fi novel in which we currently seem to be living
ViacomCBS canceled an event this week featuring former Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, who is known for her support of the anti-Israel BDS movement and has been accused of spreading anti-Semitism.
The Women’s History Month event on Wednesday was specifically going to be hosted by the multinational media conglomerate’s Office of Global Inclusion, a source familiar with the situation told JNS, which first reported on the scheduled event.
ViacomCBS spokesperson Justin Dini told JNS, “This event was cancelled well in advance of Wednesday.”
Dini did not respond to a request for comment as to exactly when and why the event was cancelled.
I don’t know what to make of this. On one hand, Dini’s lack of a response may indicate it was because of backlash surrounding her antisemitism. Had it been, say, because she was too busy surrogating for Bernie Sanders, he would have come straight out with it.
On the other hand, Sarsour has a gaping pie-hole. Had she been cancelled, we wouldn’t hear the end of it.
Either way, the cancellation of the event is a good thing.