Saturday, August 27, 2011

Yo dona on Natalie Portman's comments about John Galliano.

After British designer John Galliano's unfortunate anti-Semitic remarks, Israeli-born American actress Natalie Portman showed her annoyance about such comments in this way:

"I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano's comments that surfaced today. In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way."

Nobody could say this is not a normal reaction. It's logical for a Jew to be disgusted by someone's negative comments about Jews (among others) such as "I love Hitler". But María Vela Zanetti seems to have another point of view, at least in light of an article written by her and published recently by Yo dona, a magazine distributed with the Spanish daily El Mundo. The article was written under the title Natalie Portman: un dechado de virtudes (Natalie Portman: a model of virtues). Excerpts from the article below (translated as accurate and possible, between quotation marks):

"So disgusted was the good Jew that she hurried to reject both of the models [made] by the Gibraltarian elected for the Oscars ceremony."

"Poor mechanical doll! She's a conceited chubby person, thanks to the toxic banality of her profession and to the moral perfection of her people, now a cruel stalker of another one, and persecuted and exterminated before."

"There is a popular saying about female Jews which tells: Soft in shirt and crazy at mass, that is, cold and fanatical."

"What could have happened to her (...) the Synagogue? Maybe; I think, as my admired comedian Bill Maher, that religions destroy peoples' lives." [Jewish religion is included in this assertion].

"(...) so, if it can be affirmed that within a human group of 10 intelligent people, nine are Jews, she's not a part of the equation."

This shows how anti-Semitic topics are freely spread by the Spanish media.

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