Julia Ioffe Faces Barrage of Anti-Semitism After Obscene Tweet by the Forward

Julia Ioffe Faces Barrage of Anti-Semitism After Obscene Tweet

A day after Julia Ioffe was fired from Politico for a vulgar tweet suggesting Donald Trump was having sex with his daughter, she has become the target of anti-Semitic vitriol online.

Here’s her original message.

She since erased it and wrote this tweet:

After that, Larisa Lyalya (@lsosis) tweeted to Ioffe, “let me tell you as a Jew(kosher) you are a pathetic dirty filthy kike!you, and others like you, create Holocaust.we suffer later”

Another user seemed to be calling for a repeat of the Holocaust.

And a different Twitter user wrote, “I’m not going to cry over a jew losing her job”.

Ioffe’s feed is drawing encouraging voices, too. One writer told her, “You have more supporters than you can imagine.”

This is not the first time Ioffe has been at the end of an anti-Semitic online firing squad. When she profiled Melania Trump earlier this year, critics sent her photoshopped images depicting her in Nazi death camp uniform.

Before she was sacked from Politico, Ioffe was slated to join The Atlantic in 2017. The magazine is still planning to hire her, according to this tweet from a spokeswoman.

This story "Julia Ioffe Faces Barrage of Anti-Semitism After Obscene Tweet" was written by Forward Staff.


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