Jul 25 2014
Simon Cowell bombarded with (mostly phony, no doubt) images of dead Gaza children’ over his $150,000+ Israeli Defense Forces donation. Lest anyone forget, Simon Cowell is of Jewish heritage.
IB Times Simon Cowell has provoked the wrath of pro-Palestine Twitter users by gifting £90,000 to an Israeli army charity.
According to the Daily Mail, the X Factor boss has been bombarded with gruesome images of dead Palestinian children after it emerged that he donated the cash to the Friends of the Israel Defence Forces (FIDF) at a fundraiser in Beverley Hills last year. During the dinner, Cowell belted out the Power Ranger theme tune after billionaire host Haim Saban vowed to donate $1m to the FIDF.
But following the invasion of Gaza earlier this month, many fans have taken aim at the media mogul, accusing him of aiding the conflict. “You have blood on ur hands”, one user tweeted, along with an image of four dead Palestinian children on stretchers.
Another tried to appeal to the new father’s protective side, saying: “u donated money to Israel to do this. Now imagine this was ur child”. The posts have since been deleted.
Cowell, the grandson of a Jewish refugee, has been embracing Judaism after his Jewish girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to his son. “He is open to reason on the subject of religion and the faith in which his son is brought up,” an insider previously told the Mirror. “But he is naturally inquisitive and really wants to visit Israel so that he can make a more informed decision.”
Cowell has yet to comment on the backlash but he did send them this: