Jameela Jamil has become the latest celebrity to share a Louis Farrakhan video on social media.
Ms Jamil shared a 1990 clip of the antisemitic hate preacher with the caption “Someone please tell me the name of this extraordinary man who so perfectly sums up white fear in under a minute.”
She deleted the clip after criticism.
Mr Farrakhan has called Judaism a “gutter religion” and had claimed that the Jews would face “God’s ovens” if they continued to oppose him, in a sick reference to the extermination camps of the Holocaust. He has also praised the Nazi leader, saying “Hitler was a very great man”. In addition, Mr Farrakhan has alleged that “Israelis and Zionist Jews” were involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The clip was also shared by American celebrities Jessica Chastain and Chelsea Handler, and it comes just days after the rapper Ice Cube was also embroiled in controversy for sharing an antisemitic image and other memes.
Campaign Against Antisemitism continues its robust engagement with social media companies over the content that they enable to be published, and we continue to make representations to the Government in this connection.