Aug 8 2013
The Egyptian man who is the voice of Donald Duck in the Middle East took to his Twitter account to call for the Jewish state to be demolished, while calling its inhabitants a bunch of old Polish/Ethiopian immigrants.
Algemeiner Only hours after making his initial comments about Israel and Zionism, Wael Mansour doubled-down, responding to criticism from Twitter followers:
Disney claims Mansour is an outside subcontractor who has no affiliation with the parent company, a spokesman for Disney in Europe and the Middle East told The Algemeiner. “This man was employed by a third-party, in the past, and is not currently— and shouldn’t be painted as a Disney employee,” said the company spokesman.
“Disney is a large, multinational corporation and we have policies guiding the correct behavior of all our employees,” he said, adding that very few employees ever speak on behalf of the company.
Contacted by The Algemeiner, Wael Mansour said that while he is technically not under contract, Disney’s implication that he doesn’t work for the company is “not true.”
“I’ve been working as the only voice provider of Donald Duck dubbed in Arabic for the ME on all pan Arab channels since 2006,” Mansour said, adding that he last recorded the voice of Disney’s character in April 2013, and that he works when called by the dubbing company.
Mansour has posted in the past to his Twitter account about his dubbing Donald Duck. In January he posted a photo that allegedly shows him recording the character’s voice.
Disney—which owns the rights to Donald Duck is chaired by Bob Iger, who is Jewish.
Reached directly via Twitter Mansour added: “The zionist entity is a racist entity by definition. Performing crimes of hate by the power of its criminal law. I stand firm by what I said.”
Asked for his take on Egyptian society, and the country’s rampant discrimination against minorities, he said that the country “dictates an overwhelming islamic sentiment that happened normally. On the other hand the Zionist entity is a bunch of immigrants stealing lands and creating a state based on a racist difference.”