Monday, January 27, 2014

Scarlett Johansson Calls for Peace and Cooperation, HPers Hate

Hollywood celebrity Scarlett Johansson recently agreed to be a spokesperson for Sodastream, an Israeli company with a factory that is built on the wrong side of an imaginary line in the Middle East. Unlike the various celebrities who have contracts with Nike, Apple, Nestle, and numerous other companies (to say nothing about people like Roger Waters who blatantly advocate for the Palestinians), this decision has revealed Johansson to be pure evil. Johansson responded to criticism of her signing on to Sodastream with a statement published on the Huffington Post. Here's the statement:
"I remain a supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction between a democratic Israel and Palestine," the actress said. "SodaStream is a company that is not only committed to the environment but to building a bridge to peace between Israel and Palestine, supporting neighbors working alongside each other, receiving equal pay, equal benefits and equal rights. That is what is happening in their Ma’ale Adumim factory every working day."
Israelis and Palestinians working side by side for equal wages? Who could have a problem with that? Well, the Huffington Post readership, obviously, who responded to the statement not with facts but knee jerk talking points.

Obviously all these human rights advocates would prefer Sodastream be out of business and the Palestinian workers employed there to be out on the streets throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers. Even Israel hating HP blogger Robert Naiman got in on the Johansson bashing:

What a bunch of peace loving Palestinian supporters.

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