More than 100,000 Palestinians have been killed, wounded, or are missing in retaliatory attacks stemming from the events of Oct. 7, in which 1,200 Israelis were reportedly killed — the majority of them civilians — in attacks by Hamas.
There continues to be a massive global outpouring of support for Palestinians, with protests taking place around the world (including within Israel itself). Celebrities and public figures who have voiced their support have also suffered consequences for doing so.
Celebrities who have voiced support for Israel's campaign of attacks against the Palestinian people have also faced backlash. Amy Schumer was criticized for a series of escalating posts that included a public rebuke from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter Bernice King.
Shortly after the Oct. 7 attacks, Jamie Lee Curtis and Justin Bieber both shared photos of the devastation in Palestine, under the presumption that they were pictures of Israel. They have both since deleted their posts without further apology or comment.
Sarah Silverman shared a post from an Israeli food vlogger who said that Israel didn't need to provide Palestinians with water and electricity. She later said that she shared the post in a "stoned fury" and told the Los Angeles Times she had "no explanation" for why she shared it.
Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp faced backlash for appearing in a video on Instagram alongside others who were holding up "Zionism is sexy" stickers. After support started to grow for a boycott of the show's final season, he responded via a TikTok stating that he only wanted "peace and safety and security for all innocent people affected by this conflict."
The actor left the comment on an IG video posted by lawyer Abraham Hamra criticizing US Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush for voting against a measure intended to prevent anyone who took part in the Oct. 7 attacks from immigrating to the US.
“Deport all these terrorist supporting goons," Selma reportedly posted. "Islam has destroyed Muslim countries and then they come here and destroy minds. They know they are liars. Twisted justifications. May they meet their fate.”
Selma has since seemingly deleted the comment and deactivated her Twitter account — and it's most likely due to the backlash she's received on the platform:
Are we surprised that Selma Blair is Islamaphobic?I could’ve sworn Black disabled people and disabled POCs often spoke about the racism of white disabled people who are made the face of disability rights. There may be no consequences bc white disabled women are granted empathy. pic.twitter.com/8hBMeTq4v7
— Ola Ojewumi (@Olas_Truth) February 10, 2024
@Olas_Truth / Via Twitter: @Olas_Truth
Saw Selma Blair trending and worried it was about her health. Always liked her as an actress. To discover it is because she shared bigoted views on Islam to the cheers of other celebrities is really disappointing.
— Brent Gilson (@mrbgilson) February 10, 2024
@mrbgilson / Via Twitter: @mrbgilson
Selma Blair claiming to be a disability rights activist and while simultaneously being anti-Palestine—where thousands upon thousands are physically disabled from severe injuries and amputations caused by Israel's constant attacks—is absolutely fucking wild.
— fried green armadillo 🇵🇸 (@OhMyGodDoITry) February 10, 2024
@OhMyGodDoITry / Via Twitter: @OhMyGodDoITry
Selma Blair saying Muslim people “come here to destroy minds” … The U.S. has 750 military bases around the world, including at least 81 in Muslim countries.Like, does she think we invaded the world benevolently? Destruction is the lifeblood of America, hence this genocide. pic.twitter.com/ejd9Olr6WG
— davey (@daveweswhite) February 10, 2024
@daveweswhite / Via Twitter: @daveweswhite
Add #SelmaBlair to the list of celebrities who are absolute garbage people. Apparently she deleted her Twitter profile. 😂 She thinks that “antifa” and BLM are terrorist orgs. pic.twitter.com/DoV0slhRiE
— Sally Hates Capitalism…but loves 🇵🇸 (@hatescapitalism) February 9, 2024
@hatescapitalism / Via Twitter: @hatescapitalism
Michael Rapport and Selma Blair want to deport American Muslims, 1/3 of whom are descendants of enslaved Africans who built this country, like myself and my family. All because we see the humanity of Palestinians. Okay, we see you.
— Margari Hill (@Margari_Aziza) February 10, 2024
@Margari_Aziza / Via Twitter: @Margari_Aziza
I read Selma Blair’s memoir and it is absolutely ASTOUNDING to me that someone who has experienced some of the worst of this human experience can have absolutely no heart or human empathy. May God have mercy on her soul. https://t.co/jMNnK3A5Yk
— Gabrielle A. Perry, MPH (@GeauxGabrielle) February 10, 2024
@GeauxGabrielle / Via Twitter: @GeauxGabrielle
It's quite something that Selma Blair can be such openly vile and bigoted and basically call for the death of an entire population with impunity but Melissa Barrera cannot share a link to donate to Palestinian refugees without her agency almost dropping her. https://t.co/HMPS03X70w
— Kaustav Nayak (@kaustavistired) February 9, 2024
@kaustavistired / Via Twitter: @kaustavistired
We've reached out to Selma's reps for comment and will let you know if we hear back.