I’m filing this under Damn, Another Actor Whose Work I’ve Enjoyed Reveals He is an Antisemitic Douchebag (yes, I know it is a little wordy)
A complaint has been lodged to the BBC after actor David Tennant read out a comment on a popular comedy show, saying Israel “ignores the Arab population” when it comes to vaccinations
The actor read out the remarks on ‘Have I Got a Bit More News For You’ on Friday 9 April, as Israel’s embassy insists the country offers a jab to all its citizens, and has even run campaigns to encourage vaccination take-up for minorities.
Criticising the segment, an Israeli Embassy in London spokesperson said: “Israel offered vaccines to all of its citizens above the age of 16, regardless of their religion, ethnicity or social status. Arab citizens in Israel have been offered vaccines and special campaigns in Arabic have targeted these communities in order to prevent misinformation and address any concerns that they may have in order to increase uptake.”
This comes after Israel announced it is to welcome the return of vaccinated UK holidaymakers from next month, amid its world-beating vaccination programme.
A BBC spokesperson said: “The comments were satirical and in keeping with audience expectations of this well-established topical entertainment show.”
Saturday Night Live called, they want their joke back.
I just wish celebrities they can really influence the opinions of their fans with their own inane comments (or even scripted ones).