Jewish celebrities were out to slay this weekend. Not with fashion. Not with films. With angry, funny reactions to the week’s news stories. We cased Twitter for the bitterest, juiciest responses to the news cycle from the world’s beautiful and funny Jews and Jewesses.
It was overwhelming.
Jews on old-fashioned anti-semitism:
Sarah Silverman kicking off the weekend with a lighthearted poll:
Jews?— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) October 6, 2017
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and internet polls.
Chelsea Handler getting into the swing of things:
It’s nice that anti-semitism is back in full swing; it ended so well that last time.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 9, 2017
Note that the top response reads, “what is she talking about?”
Jews on Vice President Pence’s athletic attendance:
Jewish celebrities on Twitter had the most opinions about sports Jews have ever had.
I left today’s Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.— Vice President Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017
So you….. wait for it…. protested. https://t.co/GSwJW6fwmw— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) October 8, 2017
U should probably leave the country then bc a lot of the stuff u are doing disrespects everyone and all of that, you racist sexist psycho. https://t.co/Mjszesk1KI— jenny slate (@jennyslate) October 8, 2017
When he said he grabs puss he disrespected women but you stuck around for that, huh old boy? https://t.co/Nzxr8e2795— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) October 8, 2017
He’ll stand behind a man who grabs women by the pussy, dodged the draft, was accused of rape, & is coaxing a nuclear war, but this is 2 much https://t.co/HYDtdLHuZo— Josh Gad (@joshgad) October 8, 2017
Mother Pence should tell her boy that his disgust is better directed at the Nazis in Charlottesville RATHER than football players— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) October 8, 2017
If anyone ever proposes to me i’m gonna be like get off that knee and stop disrespecting the troops bitch— Megan Amram (@meganamram) October 9, 2017
Jews on Harvey Weinstein:
Jews in entertainment wouldn’t dare say anything negative about Harvey Weinstein, right? Wrong.
I believe all the women coming forward about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment. It takes bravery to do so.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 7, 2017
Easy to think Weinstein company took swift action but this has actually been the slowest action because they always always knew— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 9, 2017
The number of replies to this tweet is insane. As men we have to do better to stop this. https://t.co/bpgZs4P2FL— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) October 8, 2017
democrats need to speak out against harvey weinstein with the same vigor we did over ailes —- especially those with close ties— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) October 9, 2017
Jews on Mel Gibson’s Comeback:
Don’t worry guys, everything will feel better once you see Mel Gibson’s performance in Daddy’s Home 2.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) October 9, 2017
Jewish celeb tweets that combine Comic Con and Sukkot:
From all these costumes I’m seeing I can’t decide whether it’s @comicon or steam punk Sukkoth— Jackie Hoffman (@JackieHoffman16) October 7, 2017
Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at Singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny