SNL: Timothee Chalamet Labeled a Zionist for His Anti-Hamas Joke

Bikram Karki

SNL: Timothee Chalamet Labeled a Zionist for His Anti-Hamas Joke – Timothee Chalamet is receiving a lot of criticism these days as he has been accused of being a Zionist ever since he made an anti-Hamas joke in an SNL episode in November. However, there is no record of him supporting Israel (apart from the SNL joke).

Apart from his ongoing love story with Kylie Jenner, Timothee Chalamet has been a subject of discussion after he made a vile Hamas joke during an SNL episode in November. The sketch sparked intense debates, notably around the sensitive Israel-Palestine conflict. Some people even have been labeling him a Zionist for his performance. Well, let’s discuss it controversy in detail.

Previously, we touched on the Zionist connections of Dior Goodjohn and Blue Eye Samurai.

People Are Labeling Timothee Chalamet a Zionist for His Anti-Hamas Joke on SNL!

Timothee Chalamet (@tchalamet) has been receiving a lot of criticism for his controversial anti-Hamas SNL joke. Some have even labeled him a zionist. On November 11, 2023, he hosted Saturday Night Live (SNL) for a second time. The actor gave a musical performance to promote his new movie Wonka, which was about to be released.

The sketch depicted a failing musician contemplating suicide on a building’s ledge. Three spectators interfered, vowing to post the musician’s dreadful songs online. The joke came when the musician disclosed the name of his band, a reference to the ongoing strife in Israel: “My band is called H A M A S,” which spells out the name of the controversial organization.

The spectators then said, “Brother, we are not sharing a Hamas song.” Despite his efforts, the musician ended up falling from the building. Before the video concluded, one of the comedy group members looked out the window as an ambulance siren blared, before another member advised them to return to work as if nothing had happened.

Many have been labeling Timothee Chalamet a Zionist for his anti-Hamas joke on SNL. blurred-reality.comMany have been labeling Timothee Chalamet a Zionist for his anti-Hamas joke on SNL.
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After seeing the skit, Internet users quickly attacked Chalamet and the show. It sparked strong outrage from pro-Palestinian netizens, who accused the show of making light of the situation in Gaza. Taking to Twitter (now X0, one person wrote,

Almost 12k people died in 34 days, and a genocide is happening now in Palestine by zionists and somehow SNL and Timothee Chalamet thinks making jokes about Hamas and what is happening is ok and using suicide as a joke. How they agree to do this, everything is wrong in this video

Similarly, another wrote,

Most of the jokes on SNL are already pathetically unfunny but this one was the worst of them all. Not only was it just incredibly distasteful, it is something that affects children. Children are being slaughtered and you are joking about it

While many people have been criticizing him on social media labeling him as a Zionist, there is no confirmation that he is one.

2024 Golden Globe Awards: Love Is in the Air for Timotheé Chalamet and Kylie Jenner

Timothée Chalamet and Kylie Jenner are making waves at the 2024 Golden Globe Awards. The couple were seen holding hands as they took their seats at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles shortly after the awards ceremony began on Sunday night.

Ramin Setoodeh, Variety‘s co-editor-in-chief, uploaded a photo of the two sitting together in an X post during a commercial break. Another X user captured a glimpse of the couple kissing at their table, with Jenner playfully running her hand up Chalamet’s suit jacket.

Timotheé Chalamet and Kylie Jenner at the 2024 Golden Globe Awards. blurred-reality.comTimotheé Chalamet and Kylie Jenner at the 2024 Golden Globe Awards.
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He and Jenner were romantically linked in April 2023, but they did not make their public debut until early September when they were seen kissing on Beyoncé‘s Renaissance World Tour. Since September, Chalamet and Jenner have made several public appearances together, including a New York Fashion Week dinner, a trip to the 2023 US Open, and a Saturday Night Live afterparty following Chalamet’s hosting stint in November.

Chalamet also attended the Kardashian-Jenner Christmas Eve party last month. A fan Instagram account published a snapshot from the party showing a party member who appeared to be Chalamet conversing with Jenner in the background of a Snapchat post by Kourtney Kardashian‘s 20-year-old stepson, Landon Barker.

A source recently told PEOPLE that Jenner is “incredibly happy” with Chalamet and refers to him as “her boyfriend.” Additionally, the source added that they support each other immensely.