Jeff Goldblum Faces Social Media Backlash Over Islam Comments, Report

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Jeff Goldblum Faces Social Media Backlash Over Islam Comments, Report
Jeff Goldblum Faces Social Media Backlash Over Islam Comments, Report

Jeff Goldblum, known for his iconic role in the Jurrasic Park franchise, is facing social media backlash over comments he made to a contestant on ‘RuPaul’s drag race.’

Appearing as a guest judge, he asked one contestant Jackie Cox, who is of Iranian ancestry, about Islam’s treatment of women and the LGBTQ+ community.

Cox, real name Darius Rose, was dressed in a stars and stripes hijab in keeping with the episode’s patriotic theme, which the drag queen said “represents the importance that visibility for people of religious minorities need to have in this country.”

Goldblum then asked Cox: “Is there something in this religion that is anti-homosexuality and anti-woman? Does that complicate the issue? I’m just raising it and thinking out loud and maybe being stupid.”

The actor’s comments sparked backlash online. The poet Omar Sakr said: “Jeff Goldblum felt the need to say “but isn’t Islam anti-gay and anti-woman” to Jackie because she was wearing a stars-and-stripes hijab, as if America hasn’t been anti-gay and anti-woman from the outset, or killed and displaced millions of Muslims, including women and queers…”

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