A South African musician whose face was used in the logo of the Zioness Movement, a Zionist-feminist grassroots group, said on Twitter on Monday that she had nothing to do with the movement.
I am in no way affiliated with the Zioness movement. At all. https://t.co/2lcmvps4e7— DOPESAINTJUDE (@DopeSaintJude) January 22, 2018
“I’m just a South African girl who rides a motorbike, makes music and has no ties to Israel or the zionest movement,” the musician Dope Saint Jude tweeted.
On Sunday, Twitter user @ML_ine posted the Zioness logo alongside the Getty Images stock photo from which it was adapted. The woman pictured in the image has a tattoo of Jesus on her right arm, which is missing from the logo.
Other advocacy groups have also used the stock photo.
damn this lady gets around pic.twitter.com/MT4HKr5sSt— emeline ? (@ML_ine) January 19, 2018
In an interview with the Forward in October, the group’s founder, Amanda Berman, who works for The Lawfare Project, a legal group, acknowledged that she did not have a background in progressive advocacy. “I don’t know that I have that kind of experience,” she said.
Editor’s note: This story was updated on January 23, 2018 to clarify the description of Zioness and the Lawfare Project.
Josh Nathan-Kazis is a staff writer for the Forward. He covers charities and politics, and writes investigations and longform.
Zioness Logo Model Distances Herself From Group