Jackie Mason finds nothing funny about celebrities tearing into Israel.
The legendary comic blasted stars like Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Penelope Cruz for their views on the current Israeli/Hamas fighting, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The comments, set to air Sunday on Aaron Klein Investigative Radio on Salem Radio’s AM 970 in New York, put him in company with fellow Israel defenders Joan Rivers and Howard Stern.
[Celebrities] come from these kinds of anti-Semitic, low-class backgrounds where a Jew is the most disgusting thing in the world to them,” Mason answers, according to audio obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. “The ironic thing is that it’s Jewish people who own these Hollywood studios … And they all hire these people and they depend on them for a living. Every penny they made is made from Jews and they hate every Jew just by nature.
Mason went on to attack celebrities in general for their oversized egos.
They don’t have a conversation unless it’s about their next picture,” Mason says. “If you say to them, ‘There is a war going on,’ they probably never heard about it … They don’t even know missiles have been raining on Israel every day for no reason anyone can think of … what’s happening to Jews, they deserve it. That’s all they know.
In recent days Rihanna tweeted out #FreePalestine but quickly deleted the tweet, and the real-life couple Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz signed a statement calling Israeli’s military actions akin to genocide.