Mark Zuckerberg’s kipah dog is the subject of anti-Semitic comments
Even the dog of Facebook CEO is not immune to online anti-Semitism.
Mark Zuckerberg posted on his platform on Tuesday a photo of his pet – a Hungarian sheepdog named Beast – wearing a kippah and a dog-sized tallit, or Jewish prayer shawl.
The post was quickly inundated with comments, most of them pushing a pro-Palestinian message, despite the lack of Israel-related content in the photo.
Some of the responses included rhetoric and anti-Semitic imagery. Many contained the phrase “Israel ISREAL terrorism”, and some contained cartoons with big noses. One showed trampling on an image of the Israeli flag.
“Lol literally, this post has nothing to do with Israel…. And here are the comments. Reminder: anti-Zionism goes hand in hand with anti-Semitism [sic]”One user commented on Thursday.
The American Jewish Committee drew attention to the post’s reactions in a tweet.
“We need to make sure that social media platforms are free from hate,” the statement said.
No one is immune from the hatred of the Jews. Not even Mark Zuckerberg’s dog.@FacebookThe CEO of posted a cute photo of his pet wrapped in a scarf with️ and with a kippah on his head.
It has since been inundated with anti-Semitic abuse.
We need to make sure that social media platforms are free from hate.
– American Jewish Committee (@AJCGlobal) July 14, 2021
Zuckerberg has been more public about his Jewish identity in recent years. At the start of Harvard in 2017, he said he often sang the “Mi Shebeirach” prayer for the healing of his daughter.