DAILYKENN.com -- Sacha Baron Cohen seems nonplussed after Facebook censored his content. Cohen took to Twitter to vent his opinion. The comedian and film producer raked in millions making movies of his character, Borat, humiliating white people.
Last year he called on Facebook and other social media platforms to step up censorship.
• Cohen delivered the keynote address at the Anti-Defamation League’s 2019 Never Is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate, even though his films demean white people. He received ADL's International Leadership Award.
• The ADL's founding coincided with the defense of a Jewish businessman, Leo Frank. Frank was convicted of raping and murdering 13-year-old Mary Phagan, an employee, in 1913. When the killer's death sentence was commuted, prominent citizens including "a former governor, the son of a senator, a Methodist minister, a state legislator, and a former state Superior Court judge," organized a sophisticated plot to kidnap Frank from prison and execute him. The kidnapping was successful and justice was served. The ADL seems to portray Frank as a hero, martyr, and poster child for exposing antisemitism.
The rape and murder occurred in Georgia.
The far-left re-frames history to portray the lynching of Frank as an expression of antisemitism, even though neither race nor religion had anything to do with it.
Late last year Sacha Baron Cohen accepted the Anti-Defamation League’s International Leadership Award. In his speech, the Borat and Bruno actor argued in favor of censorship for social media sites, including Facebook:
Fast forward almost a full year, and the lesson has become “be careful what you ask for”:
Something appears to have backfired!
* What do you think?
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