There has been a picture circulating facebook recently of a gay pride version of the raising of the Iwo Jima flag compared to the Iwo Jima flag. This was posted by an account claiming to be Jennifer Aniston. There are three problems with this.
- 1. The post was stolen from DV Dan.
- 2. This is not Jennifer Aniston’s facebook account
- 3. The Gay pride version was taken in the early 2000’s by ED Freeman.
Update 6/30/15 9PM EST. The page impersonating Jennifer Aniston has been removed from facebook. More on this below..
To the best of my knowledge Jennifer Aniston does not speak Arabic. In fact, according to Vanity Fair, Jennifer Aniston is not even on facebook:
For one day, Aniston Instagrammed for Living Proof, contributing a #TBT, a photo of her dog, and a snapshot of the book she was reading. Sure, it was just 24 hours and a few Instagrams, but for Aniston—who is not on Twitter or Facebook—it was an intense introduction to the medium.
According to Wikipedia, the picture you see to the right was taken in the early 2000’s by Ed Freeman. The person posting this picture under Jennifer Aniston’s name is making it sound like it was taken after the recent Supreme Court ruling. This is not true, it was taken over 10 years ago.
This flag has also been sold online for years at sites like Getty Images.
Try to think of the US military before comparing the two incidents. There are many people, myself included, that take issue with that. My reason is quite simple. The battle of Iwo Jima was an extremely violent conflict where more Americans lost their lives than the enemy. The greater war they were fighting liberated several countries. It was a war fought against communistic evil and racism.
You had a decision that went in your favor, you can get married. There are several countries in the world where you can still get punished by death if you are caught with a same sex partner. Your “war” over same sex rights hasn’t even begun. The men and women of our military have fought wars in several of those countries, they can testify to how difficult it is. Many of them never came back, just as many came back but the war will never leave them. They have done more for the people in those countries than anyone in your movement has. Regardless if you agree with the government that gives them the orders, you should always respect the men and women of the military.
Say that you are a same sex rights advocate, and a soldier took an iconic flag of a huge moment in your movements history, and changed it into a pro military banner, and then used it to gain interest in fighting a war you were opposed to. How would you feel?
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The person impersonating Jennifer Aniston also posts videos in Arabic by a person named Ahmed Deedat. His own scholars have accused him of being Anti Christian/Anti any religion other than Islam. Furthermore people on his own facebook page have accused him of spewing hatred against Christianity and they also claim to of have tried to get him suspended.
Using Starving African babies to get shares
You’re happy about the recent supreme court ruling. You can get married now anywhere in the country. What about the 10 countries in the world where you can get hung for being a homosexual? What about those people? In Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Mauritania, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Nigeria, Sudan, and Somalia homosexuality is punishable by death. That’s only the ones that the Washington Post want to report because if you look at the truth, other countries like Afghanistan Homosexuality is also punishable by death, so it’s far more than 10 countries.
After I assume thousands of people (going by analytics) reported the facebook page impersonating Jennifer Aniston, the page was finally removed from Facebook. We cannot say if this is temporary or permanent. The person running the page was more than likely required to prove that they were Jennifer Aniston, when they can’t, the page will be permanently deleted.