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American football player compares Ferguson to Palestine
ADL criticizes Reggie Bush for social media post that asked 'What happened to humanity?'

The Anti-Defamation League said Thursday that it was offended by a post on American football player Reggie Bush's Instagram account that compared the rioting in Ferguson, Missouri to Palestine.

 

 

The post “demonstrates a severe lack of understanding of both issues," said the ADL.

 

The post that offended the ADL
The post that offended the ADL

 

Bush joined the list of celebrities who have landed themselves in hot water over Israel-related comments on social media, which already includes singer Rihanna and his own former girlfriend,Kim Kardashian.  

 

The ADL said the photo showed man holding up a sign reading: “The Palestinian people know what mean to be shot while unarmed because of your ethnicity #Ferguson #Justice.”

 

Bush’s comments included, “No matter who you are, what color skin you have, where you live, we are all in this together! This isn’t a Ferguson problem it’s a global problem. We need change NOW! What happened to humanity? #JusticeForMikeBrown.”

 

“Racially motivated violence is never acceptable,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.

 

“The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is not based on race, it is a political dispute based on claims to land, and by conflating the death of Michael Brown with the conflict in the Middle East, Reggie Bush demonstrates a severe lack of understanding of both issues. He should stick to football.”

 

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