Campaign Against Antisemitism marked the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, observed annually on 21st March, with a video and graphic for social media highlighting how, as COVID-19 spreads across the globe, the virus of antisemitism mutates to keep pace.
Remarkably, numerous Twitter users reacted to our meme – which showed how antisemites are using the coronavirus to attack Jews – by posting expressions of the very antisemitism we were calling out.
One user complained, “For goodness sake you stoop to this. Shameless,” while another responded with: “Isn’t the spotlight on the Jew for a while? Awww, your true colours come shining through, victimhood like yours is a real disease that is incurable. It’s not about the Jew, get over it.” Yet another user replied that we should “Rot in hell. And spare us with your damn “
#UnitedAgainstRacism”…It’s you the bloody #Racist her,” while another said: “Nothing is beneath you Apartheidists.”