It was bad enough that Bradford MP Naz Shah made her comments about Israel. She wanted Israel moved to the USA as a “solution”. Perhaps a final solution? Is she really so stupid as not to know the association of those words? Maybe she is. She used the phrase “the Jews are rallying”. Worse was the fact that once elected as an MP, she denounced a Tory councillor for making anti-semitic remarks and demanded that he should be made to stand down. And then her words came to light. To be fair, Shah apologised and admitted what she said was wrong and anti-semitic. But then the nonsense really started. Out came the Zionist conspiracies. Shah was a Zionist puppet used to get rid of former Bradford MP, George Galloway. Shah was the victim of Zionists. Zionists were out to get Jeremy Corbyn. Oh, and her remarks were not anti-semitic. Even though she herself had accepted that they were. Ah, but those nasty Zionists had made her apologise. And so it went on.
And then Ken Livingstone popped up to defend Shah and crank up the Zio-meter. Hitler, he informed us, was a supporter of Zionism. (In other news, Pol Pot was a big fan of capitalism). Livingstone was in fact referring to the Havaara Agreement of the 1930’s when the Nazi authorities allowed German Jews to emigrate to Palestine in exchange for allowing German goods to be exported there. Hitler wavered in his support for the deal, but he allowed it because it helped rid Germany of some Jews, not because he supported a Jewish State. Livingstone then continued that Hitler’s Zionism was “before he went mad and ended up killing 6 million Jews”. Apparently, Der Führer woke up one morning and thought “Oooh, I’m not feeling well, I think I’ll go and build some gas chambers”. Finally Livingstone opined that there was a difference between anti-Semitism and racism. Why? What do you suppose would have happened had he said there was a difference between Islamophobia and racism? Actually, the Zionists would probably have been blamed for that one as well.
WTF, the daughter and granddaughter of Jewish refugees, does not believe that criticism of Israel is the same as anti-semitism. WTF does not even believe that denial of the right of the State of Israel to exist is the same as anti-Semitism. But she knows anti-Semitism when she sees it. She knows anti-Semitism when she smells it. And although anti-Zionism is not automatically anti-Semitism, an awful lot of people are hiding their anti-Semitism behind the cloak of anti-Zionism. Jews know that they are never far away from the next reference to the blood-libel, to the fat capitalist Jewish crook, to the Zionist conspiracy of Marxist bankers. We wait for it because we know it is coming, just as it always has come. And now in some circles it has again become acceptable to denigrate Jews and to view all Jews who do not denounce the State of Israel as Zionist scum, But the introduction of Hitler into the equation is beyond offensive. Livingstone, whose track record on these matters is deplorable, has become more than a embarrassment. He is a liability.
We start our dip into the sartorial slurry with Sky Sports presenter Hayley McQueen at the British Sports Awards, wearing House of Ikons.
This is basically an elongated Bunny Girl’s outfit with an ultra tacky necklace. Whoever told Hayley that this was flattering clearly does not like her very much.
Next, we have Girls actress Allison Williams, wearing Nina Ricci.
The dress looks as if it has succumbed to mildew. It also appears to have been designed for someone about a foot taller with arms like an orang-utan.
Here is singer Nicki Minaj wearing Givenchy.
Nicki, who has gone respectable, is asking the Good Lord whether it was worth going respectable if she has ended up in this lacy froth-fest with hooker boots. Fair question.
Meet singer Tinashe, wearing Alexander Wang.
If the dress had been hoicked up about 6 inches, it would have been OK. But it wasn’t and so it isn’t. “Saggy” is the kindest epithet available. Tinashe should do her stylist a mischief by kicking him or her somewhere warm and personal with those lethal studded shoes. Hard.
Yikes. This is actress Mia Farrow.
Er… this is sort of Henley Regatta meets Cell Block H, And not in a good way.
Now we have actor Lamont Van Hook at the ascap Awards.
He actually looks rather adorable in a preposterous sort of way. But, in the same way of the Emperor of Austria told Mozart that his music had too many notes, Lamont has gone one whimsical step too far. WTF would have ditched the shoes and then thought very hard indeed about the bow tie.
Next, we have former TOWIE personage, Abi Clarke out and about in London. This one is BAD.
First of all, a bra is not a top. Fact. Even if it has a lacy under-hang. Second, whatever is in that bra are not tits. They are not even an approximation of tits. They are like a pair of giant oranges glued onto her front. In short, they are the most ridiculous tits WTF has seen for a quite a while. Just go away woman and get a proper job.
Finally, the newest member of the Kardashian clan, Rob’s new fiancée Blac Chyna.
As WTF aficionado Naomi remarked, this is just a package of bad. If an undercooked sausage had plaits and tits and went clubbing, this is what it would look like. I mean, what the actual fuck is going on here? Blac, you may recall, is the ex of rapper Tyga who is going out with Rob’s half sister Kylie Jenner, so Rob’s choice of wife has gone down like a cup of cold sick with his nightmare mother and siblings, half-siblings and their consorts. However, dressed like this, Blac is obviously a kindred spirit to the Kardashians and she will fit right in.
This week’s It’s Got To Go is as plain as can be. I refer to South Yorkshire Police. It stinks to high heaven. The Augean Stables is a veritable flowerbed in comparison. Officers’ incompetence led to the death of 96 people. As people lay dying, police standing idly by and ambulances forbidden from driving onto the pitch, those officers concocted a vicious lie about the victims. They doctored witness statements to obtain a verdict of accidental death based on that lie. They maintained that lie for nearly three decades. The Force apologised in 2012 when new evidence came to light. But in 2014, when the inquest started, the same old lies were trotted out again. The fans were drunk. They stormed the gate. They pissed on the dead. Vile, vile, vile. The Force – the same Force that did nothing in Rotherham for years whilst children were pimped out and abused – has Got To Go.
OK Readers, that’s your lot for this week. There were loads of comments last week and WTF was grinning from ear to ear like an idiot. Keep it up and those top nominations for It’s Got To Go. Let us meet again next Friday. Be good x