I used to love Natalie Portman. She was great in The Professional and Beautiful Girls. Then Padame happened, and it hasn’t been the same between us since. Now she’s comparing animal treatment to the Holocaust. Yes, PETA (see PETA Thinks the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Should Be Vegan and LOL: ‘Shoot Selfies, Not Animals’ PETA Campaign Gets Hilariously Trolled by Hunters…) is involved. Try not to look so surprised.
Actress Natalie Portman paid tribute to Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer and his concern for animal welfare in a film released by animal rights group PETA on Monday, in which she quoted a character from a Singer novel controversially comparing eating meat to Nazi-era atrocities.
In the video for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Portman quoted that narrator from Singer’s “Shosha” saying, “We do to God’s creatures what the Nazis did to us.”
I forgot to mention the preceding video was brought to you by the meatball sandwich sitting next to me, the bacon for tomorrow’s breakfast, and the tri-tip I’m smoking over the weekend.
I’m not a religious scholar. We can assume Portman knows more about Judaism than I do. I barely know anything about my own religion. However, I am fairly certain that it’s wrong to compare the Holocaust to anything other than the actual Holocaust. The President of the United States embarrassing himself overseas isn’t the Holocaust. Illegal immigrants are not in any way similar to Jews during the Holocaust.
Eating and wearing animals isn’t the Holocaust.
Analogies and metaphors are one thing. I get that. But eating meat is not the same as gassing the Jews. This isn’t hard.