Jewish Actor Josh Malina Shames Pop Star Madonna for Promoting Antisemite Louis Farrakhan
Actor Josh Malina criticized on Thursday pop legend Madonna for promoting notorious antisemite and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
“The little red string you wear doesn’t count for s*** when you amplify the voice of an antisemite, @Madonna,” tweeted Malina, who is Jewish and is best known for his roles on “The West Wing” and “Scandal.”
— (((Josh Malina))) (@JoshMalina) July 23, 2020
The “little red string” Malina referred to is worn on the wrist by followers of Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism, for protection from the “evil eye.” Madonna has been a proponent of studying Kabbalah in the past.
Despite receiving backlash for sharing the trailer and requests for it to be removed, Madonna has yet to delete the clip from her Instagram page.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center said the “Material Girl” singer “owes Jewish people an apology and explanation why she chose to lend her platform” to Farrakhan.
More recently on Instagram, Madonna also voiced solidarity with “Palestine.”