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Latest Social Media Trend: Antisemitic Face Filters

In the past few days, an antisemitic trend on different social media platforms has come to my attention.

On TikTok, users are mixing the audio from Fiddler on the Roof’s “If I Were a Rich Man” with a new filter that exaggerates facial features in a way that resembles antisemitic tropes.

@ryanroberts13If I was a rich man… ##trend ##fypシ ##wtf ##funny ##comedy ##ifiwasarichman ##funnyface♬ . – jimboslice1

@jimmyleestokes##expressions ##richman ##ifiwasarichman♬ . – jimboslice1

@alexsales2021##fyp ##ifiwasarichman ##viral ##explorepage ##explore ##trending ##like ##follow ##tiktoker♬ . – jimboslice1

@danwantsyouI’ve been waiting for this filter my whole life!!🤣🤣🤣 ##comedy ##trending ##ifiwasarichman ##fagan ##fyp ##foryoupage ##fypシ ##funny♬ . – jimboslice1

@youngatheart0712##ifiwasarichman##iworkatwalmart##walmartlife##funny##comedy##fyp##trending##WorthTheWait##jen12ph♬ . – jimboslice1

While it might seem this generation is totally doomed (for this and many other reasons), it is heartening to see some Jewish and non-Jewish kids fighting back with some videos of their own.

If that wasn’t enough, my friend Harry just discovered an antisemitic filter on Snapchat.

The word on her face apparently means “Jewess” in Russian, and Roger Waters can tell you all about what those dollar signs mean.

While I believe some of those involved with this trend are most certainly Jew-haters, I suspect some are just ignoramuses of the highest order. Both possibilities do not exactly fill me with hope. All we can do is continue trying to educate about Jew-hatred and fight it as hard as we can.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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