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:
It was a tasteless, offensive tweet that I regret and have deleted. I am truly and deeply sorry. It won’t happen again.— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) December 14, 2016
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”
@juliaioffe 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— Larisa Lyalya (@lsosis) December 15, 2016
Another user seemed to be calling for a repeat of the Holocaust.
@juliaioffe Tomorrow we’re going to party like it’s 1933! Much better for some. Worse for those that love destruction.— Kowalski (@Kowal14820) December 14, 2016
And a different Twitter user wrote, “I’m not going to cry over a jew losing her job”.
@EchoOwl@juliaioffe I’m not going to cry over a jew losing her job— Punished_warui (@punished_warui) December 15, 2016
Ioffe’s feed is drawing encouraging voices, too. One writer told her, “You have more supporters than you can imagine.”
@juliaioffe Hang in there. You have more supporters than you can imagine. Trump has said far worse things.— Baye (@Janeybundy) December 15, 2016
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.
Here’s our statement on Julia Ioffe tweet: pic.twitter.com/LWJDW2frHw— Emily Lenzner (@Elenzner) December 15, 2016
This story "Julia Ioffe Faces Barrage of Anti-Semitism After Obscene Tweet" was written by Forward Staff.