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Re: Natalie News Thread

Postby fanatical610 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:47 pm

Belerofonte wrote:Yeah, it´s fine ... but at this point, it does not matter what she says. There will ALWAYS be people who criticize for it. Now that she has shown her regret for having signed that petition, some are criticizing her for not having done so much earlier.

There are a lot of people angry and outraged by something on the internet and social networks. Always :wink:


Was she ever asked about it before? Praise to this interviewer for actually asking the question in the first place. Over the years I’ve seen Natalie receive lots of criticism; some fair, some not. It used to really upset me but you know what? I’m still a fan after all these years and it’s not going to change. The anonymity of the internet gives people abandon to criticise.
"When you get older, you realize it's a lot less about your place in the world but your place in you. It's not how everyone views you, but how you view yourself" - wise words from NP
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Re: Natalie News Thread

Postby Belerofonte » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:27 pm

Reese Witherspoon, Jane Fonda among celebs urging New York Gov. Cuomo to raise tipped wage:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/peo ... 446117002/

Sixteen actresses, including Jane Fonda, Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman, are urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to raise the wage paid to tipped workers.

The women signed onto a letter to the Democratic governor as his administration examines whether to eliminate the subminimum wage paid to restaurant servers and other workers who make tips.

The actresses invoked the #TimesUp hashtag and wrote that relying on tips forces many workers to endure widespread sexual harassment.

Others signing onto the letter include Lily Tomlin, Rashida Jones, Amy Poehler, America Ferrera, Jessica Chastain, Amber Tamblyn, Brie Larson, Debra Messing, Michelle Williams, Erika Alexander, Ashley Judd, and Sarah Silverman.

Cuomo has called for hearings on the tipped wage to be held around the state.
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Re: Natalie News Thread

Postby Belerofonte » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:08 pm

Natalie is in the March for our lives Today:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgt2WOxhr8z/
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Re: Natalie News Thread

Postby Belerofonte » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:09 pm

Genesis Prize cancels ceremony after 2018 winner Natalie Portman said she won’t visit Israel:

https://www.jta.org/2018/04/19/news-opi ... sit-israel

The Genesis Prize announced it was canceling its prize ceremony in Israel in June after 2018 recipient Natalie Portman said she would not take part in light of “recent events.”

On Thursday, the Genesis Prize Foundation, which awards what it calls the “Jewish Nobel,” said it was “very saddened” that the Israeli-American actress would not take part in the ceremony. The foundation said that Portman’s representative notified it that “[r]ecent events in Israel have been extremely distressing to her and she does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel” and that “she cannot in good conscience move forward with the ceremony.”

The Genesis Prize Fondation cancelled the prize ceremony, saying in a statement that its organizers “fear that Ms. Portman’s decision will cause our philanthropic initiative to be politicized, something we have worked hard for the past five years to avoid.”

Portman did not specify which events caused her distress, although the United Nations and the European Union recently called for investigations into the use of live ammunition by Israel’s military following clashes along the border with Gaza that have left dozens of Palestinians dead and hundreds wounded. Israel celebrated the 70th anniversary of it independence on Thursday.
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Re: Natalie News Thread

Postby Belerofonte » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:39 am

Natalie Portman Denounced By Israeli Government Over Decision Not to Attend Awards:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... ds-1104390

Israel's Minister of Culture & Sport Miri Regev has denounced Natalie Portman's decision to decline an award in her homeland of Israel over politics.

"I was saddened to hear that Natalie Portman has fallen as a ripe fruit in the hands of BDS supporters," stated Regev associating her act with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.

"Natalie, a Jewish actress who was born in Israel now joins those who refers to the success and wonder of the rebirth of Israel as 'A Tale of Darkness and Darkness'."

Regev's reference was to the Oscar-winner's 2015 directorial feature debut A Tale of Love and Darkness, an adaptation of the autobiographical novel by Israeli author Amos Oz, shot in Jerusalem.

Portman had been due to collect the Genesis Prize, but pulled out Thursday, with a rep telling the event that “[r]ecent events in Israel have been extremely distressing to her and she does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel” and that “she cannot in good conscience move forward with the ceremony."

Along with Regev's comments, social media backlash ensued Friday morning local time with many taking offence not only at Portman's announcement but its timing as Israel wrapped up its 70th Independence Day, celebrated on Thursday.

"She’s spitting in her homeland's face on our most celebratory day," read an online comment, while others called it nothing short of "treason" and "a shameful elitist choice against her fellow countrymen" and "succumbing to BDS movement's ploy".

Some simply suggested the award be given to Gal Gadot "who represents our country with great honor."

Meanwhile, PACBI, the academic and cultural arm of the BDS movement, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated pro-Palestinian activist group that seeks to cut global ties with Israel, praised Portman's move.

"After decades of egregious human rights violations against Palestinians, Israel's recent massacre of peaceful protesters in Gaza has made its brand so toxic that even well-known Israeli-American cultural figures, like Natalie Portman, now refuse to blatantly whitewash, or art-wash, Israeli crimes and apartheid policies," it said in a statement.

While Portman declined further comment, the decision comes as an apparent response to mass protests on the Gaza-Israel border that saw scores of Palestinians shot dead by Israeli Defense Forces and more than 1,000 injured, and her ongoing opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Portman's criticizing of Netanyahu dates back to his 2015 election day video message on Facebook urging supporters to hurry up and vote as, "The right-wing government is in danger, Arab voters are heading to the polling stations in droves".

He later apologized, acknowledging "the things I said a few days ago hurt some Israeli citizens".

"We, who have such a history with antisemitism, should understand the danger of racism and of how we treat minorities, and I felt that his comments were very much not showing a Jewish spirit of equality and dignity and peace", said Portman during an interview that year with The News Company's Yonit Levi.

"I think all Israelis know that it's much easier to criticize in Israel than outside, I don't know, it's such a hard combination to be... to obviously have deep love for the place you're from and also see what's wrong with it. So it becomes a tricky thing, certainly increasingly tricky”.
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Re: Natalie News Thread

Postby thevoid99 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:47 pm

Honestly. Fuck Israel. They portray themselves as victims when they've done little to create a resolution with Palestine as their recent affiliation with the Dictator of the United States of America hasn't made them any better.
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