Actor Jeff Goldblum is now under fire after questioning a contestant on Ru-Paul’s drag race on whether Islam had anti-gay and anti-women aspects to it.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Speaking on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in a recent episode, Goldblum asked a Muslim about the more problematic aspects of the faith, which require women in certain countries to wear head-coverings, and leads to gay people being hanged in the public square.
“Is there something in this religion that is anti-homosexuality and anti-woman? Does that complicate the issue? I’m just raising it and thinking out loud and maybe being stupid,” Goldblum asked, as reported by Page Six.
Ummmmmmmmm….. Jeff Goldblum wyd pic.twitter.com/dQndTH65VR
— Ira Madison III (@ira) April 25, 2020
As the clip went viral, Goldblum faced massive amounts of backlash from leftists and Islamist apologists accusing him of (yep) “Islamophobia.”
“Jeff Goldblum felt the need to say ‘but isn’t Islam anti-gay and anti-woman’ to Jackie because she was wearing a stars-and-stripes hijab, as if America hasn’t been anti-gay and anti-woman from the outset, or killed and displaced millions of Muslims, including women and queers,” tweeted Muslim Omar Sakr. “America, and by extension Christianity, is forever allowed to be exemplified by the best of what it represents; Arabs and Muslims are forever and only allowed to be exemplified by the worst. This is not just tiresome, it’s also deadly in how it entraps a billion+ in villainy.”
Many other commentators took to the internet to blast Goldblum for the comments, with some implying that he should be “canceled” for the comments.