British play about antisemitism is target of antisemites
A play opening in London about rising antisemitism in Britain has become the target of antisemites.
The play, “One Jewish Boy,” by Stephen Laughton, looks at the hatred and abuse experienced by a couple made up of a Jewish man and a mixed-race, non-Jewish woman, and its impact on their marriage. The play is scheduled to open Tuesday.
Laughton, who is Jewish and part of the Liberal movement, has been targeted on social media since the play was announced in September.
Among the comments, according to reports, are “Who cares about Jews? This looks shit”; “I must say I do not give a fuck. Perhaps you could write a play about Palestinian kids getting blown to pieces by Jews”; and “You’re a fucking enabler. You Jews disgust me.”