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Selma Blair Faces Backlash Over Anti-Islam Social Media Comment

Selma Blair, a well-known actress, has recently sparked controversy due to a comment made on social media concerning the Israel-Hamas conflict. Here’s what happened:

The Incident

On February 2, a video was posted on Instagram by a user named Abraham Hamra, addressing the Israel-Hamas conflict. In response, a comment allegedly from Selma Blair’s account expressed anti-Islam sentiments, calling for the deportation of individuals supporting terrorism.

The Selma Blair Comment

Selma Blair comment

The since-deleted comment attributed to Selma Blair stated: “Thank you so much. Deport all these terrorist-supporting goons. Islam has destroyed Muslim countries and then they come here and destroy minds. They know they are liars. Twisted justifications. May they meet their fate.”


Following Blair’s comment, social media users, particularly on X (formerly Twitter), criticized her for the remarks, labeling them as vile, bigoted, and racist. Comparisons were drawn with another actress, Melissa Barrera, who faced consequences for sharing posts related to the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Comparison with Melissa Barrera

Melissa Barrera

Melissa Barrera, known for her role in Scream VII, faced repercussions after sharing social media posts about the situation in Gaza during the conflict. Despite advocating for Palestinian refugees, Barrera’s agency dropped her from the film, contrasting with Blair’s seemingly unscathed career despite her controversial comment.


The incident involving Selma Blair underscores the power and responsibility associated with social media presence, as well as the complexities surrounding discussions of geopolitical conflicts. It also highlights the differing responses individuals face based on their statements, raising questions about accountability and consequences in the digital age.

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