Remember that time Samuel L. Jackson celebrated Israel Day and broke the Internet?
Celebrate Israel Parade in NY today pic.twitter.com/AIUVMRYou5 — Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) June 1, 2014
The actor posted a selfie of himself in front of the Israel Day festivities on Fifth Avenue on Sunday, casually causing the Internet to implode. Amidst the usual thread comments celebrating Sam’s glorious badassery — ”Another perfect Sam selfie” — one could also find comments like these:
@SamuelLJackson wow, pretty sad to hear that you support an apartheid state. You of all people. — Margo_Channing (@Margo_Channing) June 1, 2014
@SamuelLJackson the wall in east Germany was less that 1/8 the size they are installing in east Jerusalem. What pride can they have? — Rich and Willing. (@RichAndWilling) June 1, 2014
@SamuelLJackson wow you have just lost all respect I had for you #apartheid #rape #babykillers — A (@Alexdakid7) June 1, 2014
The picture caused a Twitter firestorm as supporters of the Jewish state defended Israel against its detractors:
@RichAndWilling @SamuelLJackson the wall in germany was to seperate the communist state, the one in Israel protects people from terrorists. — Ryan Bellerose (@Fenris69) June 1, 2014
@SoheilBiniaz is there a Palestinian country? until Pal leaders except jewish state, 2 states for 2 people,there is no palestinian country. — Goldstein (@jleegoldstein) June 1, 2014
Sam, as is his habit once mischief is managed, stayed silent.