Jordan Peele is under fire for allegedly being a Zionist after signing an IOF letter in favor of Israel and referring to Hamas as terrorists. Fans have been criticizing him across all social platforms for his actions.
Jordan Peele is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker best known for his comedic and horror films and television appearances. He began his career doing sketch comedy before becoming a writer and director of psychological horror and satirical films. Furthermore, he was named to Time magazine's annual list of the world's most important people in 2017.
As we all know, Jordan Peele is one of the celebrities who has faced criticism for his public stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict. Many individuals even accused him of being a Zionist. So, is he really in support of Israel? Well, let's find out the truth.
Jordan Peele Labeled a ‘Zionist’ for Signing the IOF Letter in Favor of Israel!
According to certain sources, Jordan Peele's (@jordanpeele) supporting Israel following the commencement of the Israel-Palestine conflict was seen as Zionist. The Get Out director was among scores of Hollywood celebrities who signed an open letter to President Joe Biden demanding the release of hostages held by Hamas, the Palestinian political group's armed arm.
Although he has not officially proclaimed his support for Israeli Jews, several sources indicate that he is a proud Zionist because he signed the letter, which thanked Biden for his unwavering moral conviction, leadership, and support for the Jewish people, and asked the United States government not to rest until all captives were released.
People have been accusing Jordan Peele of being a Zionist.
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Like the other celebs on the list who back Israel, Jordan Peele is getting backlash on social media for the decision he made. One person on X remarked, "Just clocked that Jordan Peele also signed that letter. Why am I never allowed to have nice things? And how do you make a film like Get Out and then be completely oblivious to how systematic oppression works??"
Other critics of the open letter highlighted one sentence that mistakenly indicated Hamas has executed children since October 7. Another person wrote, "I finally read the stupid letter, for one thing cannot believe it is repeating these lies after they were debunked to death and Biden himself walked it back—a revolting propaganda piece. How are these people all this deranged. Jordan Peele?? Shame on your entire existence." And another added:
Jordan Peele signing onto a Zionist propaganda letter while his fellow Black filmmakers Boots Riley, Ryan Coogler, Shaka King and Quinta Brunson fight for Palestine. Bro are you in the sunken place?? Even your white wife is on the right side of history!!
However, several other people complimented Peele's support for Israel or noted that he appears to have received more criticism than other celebrities on the list. One person tweeted: "How dare Jordan Peele **checks notes** call for the release of hostages," A second wrote: "Y'all worried about Jordan Peele signing the letter, hello. what about Tyler Perry and Diddy??? Y'all are way too calm about that."
Jordan Peele Joins Dev Patel's 'Monkey Man' for April Release in Theatres!
Jordan Peele has joined forces to release Dev Patel's directorial debut, Monkey Man. While releasing the first official teaser on 26 Jan, he announced that the completed action-thriller, which had previously been put up on Netflix, will be released in theatres on April 4.
According to insiders, Peele saw the film and was so impressed by Patel's vision that he thought it deserved to be released theatrically. Universal will promote and distribute Monkey Man under a feature film arrangement with his Monkeypaw label. The film has been compared to John Wick in Mumbai.
Jordan Peele believed that the Monkey Man deserved to shine on the big screen.
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In addition to directing, Dev Patel also stars in the film, which is based on the legend of Hanuman, a hero of strength and valor. He plays Kid, an unknown young guy who makes a meager livelihood at an underground fight club where, night after night, he is beaten bloody by more popular fighters for money. Finally, he embarks on a journey for vengeance against the corrupt officials who murdered his mother and continue to victimize the poor and invincible.
Reports suggest Patel shot Monkey Man in Mumbai with a globally renowned cast that includes Sharlto Copley, Pitobash, Vipin Sharma, Ashwini Kalsekar, Adithi Kalkunte, Sikandar Kher, and Makarand Deshpande. Furthermore, Jordan Peele, Jomon Thomas, Win Rosenfeld, Ian Cooper, Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Christine Haebler, and Anjay Nagpal co-produced the movie.