In just three days, more than one million followers of Jewish social media star have engaged in a campaign to spread awareness of antisemitism.
In a message across her social platforms, Baby Ariel, whose real name is Ariel Martin, has called on her tens of millions of followers to call out the hatred that she says if left unchallenged, can result in Nazism and the rise of white supremacy.
Reflecting on the abuse she has received as a result of her background, the viral star, who has been cited as a top influencer by Forbes, People and USA Today and has 35 million followers on Tik Tok, 9 million on Instagram, one million on Twitter and 3 million on Youtube, said:
“As a girl of Jewish and Hispanic descent, I have received my fair share of hate on social media over the years and trust me, it always hurts to get hate because of who you are.”
She descirbes a“hate that kills” and asked viewers to “Imagine getting targeted, arrested and killed because of your religion or skin color, your sexuality or because of your disability.” Baby Ariel then described how “the Nazis murdered six million Jews and another six million Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, gay men and women and children with disabilities.”
She goes on to warn “that same kind of hate is riding again in too many places around the world… We need to speak up now and do something about it, because it is spreading and it can happen again.”
The star, who is also an actor and singer, urged her followers to “Share your story of how you have received and overcome hate with the hashtag #smashhate and #neveragain”
Since posting the video on 27 January, it has been liked, commented on or shared by more than one million people across Tik Tok, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
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