Ticketmaster under Fire for Selling Tickets to Anti-Semitic Nation of Islam Event
Ticketmaster came under fire on Friday, February 10, after it was revealed that it was selling tickets to the Nation of Islam’s annual “Saviors’ Day” event.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), upon learning of Ticketmaster’s involvement with the Nation of Islam event, penned a letter to the company’s CEO Michael Rapino expressing its misgivings, Jewish media reported.
Greenblatt explained that the ADL wasn’t “requesting any particular action from your company as it relates to your commercial activities” but added that “we would like to make you aware of Farrakhan’s past behavior and statements in relation to multiple protected categories of individuals, including people of the Jewish faith.”
The ADL has in the past detailed the anti-Semitic rhetoric in speeches given at the events. During the 2018 summit, speakers claimed the Jews controlled the media and called Jews the “Synagogue of Satan” and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan claimed he wasn’t “an antisemite, but rather a truth teller, adding that the ‘powerful’ Jews are my enemy.”
According to the ADL, during the 2022 event, “Farrakhan again injected anti-Semitism into his address, claiming that Jews are the enemy of Jesus and promoting anti-Semitic tropes about Jewish control.” (INN / VFI News)
“What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.” - Matthew 15:11