Who does Mark Ruffalo support in the Israel-Palestine conflict? Netizens call out his 'both sides garbage'

'Did Mark Ruffalo really just pull a 'good people on both sides' move?' a Twitter user asked


                            Who does Mark Ruffalo support in the Israel-Palestine conflict? Netizens call out his 'both sides garbage'
Actor Mark Ruffalo is getting a lot of flak over his apology tweet (Getty Images)

Mark Ruffalo issued an apology on Twitter for his posts suggesting Israel is committing 'genocide' on Palestine. However, his apology invited considerable flak from users as well who called out the actor's stance on the ongoing conflict. Ruffalo, a liberal activist, had been consistently sharing opinions and facts about both sides of the conflict. However, after his latest apology tweet triggered heated arguments, users have slammed him for his "both sides garbage".

"I have reflected & wanted to apologize for posts during the recent Israel/Hamas fighting that suggested Israel is committing “genocide”. It’s not accurate, it’s inflammatory, disrespectful & is being used to justify antisemitism here & abroad. Now is the time to avoid hyperbole," stated Ruffalo's apology tweet. 

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'Mark Ruffalo: Let’s hear from both sides'

Ever since the recent flare-up of the Israel-Palestine conflict, Ruffalo has been vocal about the issue on his social media accounts. However, Ruffalo did not take any particular side, rather he chose a centrist liberal stance. He called for a peaceful solution and condemned the rising anti-Semitism as well as Islamophobia following the conflict. 

On May 23, 2021, Ruffalo requested Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to take action against religious hatred being propagated on the platform in the wake of the Israel-Palestine issue. 

"[email protected] you had the wisdom to block Trump from Twitter for inciting violence and disseminating disinformation. Please use that same wisdom to stop antisemitism and anti-Muslim propaganda on this platform today. Deplatform #HitlerWasRight and the like now! #StopHateForProfit," Ruffalo tweeted. 



 

He shared a tweet by a Palestinian researcher who insisted the Palestinian liberation movement should not be perceived as anti-Semitism propaganda. The following day, he urged Palestinian activists to stop violence against Jews and proposed a peaceful non-violent solution. 

He also retweeted Josh Gad's tweet that said, "It never stops breaking my heart how easily antisemitism comes to so many. And how difficult it seemingly is for people to speak out a against it. I will stand up against bigotry of all kind from Islamiphobia to racism. Wish others would do the same when it comes to anti-Semitism."



 

 



 

 



 

However, a section of Twitter users chose to slam Mark Ruffalo's 'both sides' stance. Norman Finkelstein, whose parents were holocaust survivors, responded harshly to Ruffalo's opinions. Claiming that he doesn't respect the actor anymore, Finkelstein accused him of having 'crocodile tears'. The video clip was shared by a Twitter user and generated over 165,000 views. 



 

"Mark Ruffalo (joins hands with) Cardi B "oops the pressure got to me I actually am gonna save face and make this a 'both sides' issue," a user tweeted, accusing rapper Cardi B of the same. 

"Did Mark Ruffalo really just pull a “good people on both sides” move?" another user tweeted. 

A third user wrote, "y'all mark ruffalo is a rich white dude too, idk why anyone is surprised he would both sides something like genocide? if you don't expect "better" you never get disappointed!"



 

 



 

 



 

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