When politics and fashion collide, controversy is sure to ensue.
Recently, the fabulous Israeli actress and former IDF solider, Gal Gadot, was photographed at an award ceremony wearing a bright blue, one-shoulder dress. It wasn’t the outfit itself that drew criticism; it was the fact that the designer, Elie Saab, is Lebanese.
Because of the ongoing animosity between Israel and Lebanon, some exceptionally nasty trolls chose to create a firestorm needlessly. Saab’s Instagram account received so much negativity from the Arab community, he deleted the flattering post/pic of Gadot.
I think this is so sad! If an Israeli star and a Lebanese designer want to work together, that shouldn’t be a cause for concern, it should be celebrated. Due to misinformation spread by gossips and biased news outlets, there is a false picture painted of Israel being unfair or cruel to Arabs. It is simply not true! Israel has attempted to make peace with Lebanon dozens of times and they always refuse, not the other way around.
If Elie Saab and Gal Gadot can bridge the gap, why can’t everyone else…