Josh Malina blocked by fellow celebs in push for minute of silence for #Munich11

http://twitter.com/#!/harmonyforlife/status/228960187749371904

Proponents of a minute of silence at the Olympic opening ceremony to honor the 11 Israeli athletes killed by Black September terrorists at the 1972 Games used the #StandForMunich11 and #Munich11 hashtags to advocate for an online remembrance.

Pls join a Social Media Minute of Silence to remember the Israelis slain by terrorists in '72 #Munich11. Today, 4 pm Eastern. @JewishTweets

— Jewish Feds of NA (@jfederations) July 27, 2012

Join me in 40 minutes for #Munich11 social media #JustOneMinute of silence. No Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Friendster, MySpace!

— William Daroff (@Daroff) July 27, 2012

Action: Continue to use social media tools to promote the memory of those who died in Munich 40 years ago. #Munich11

— Jewish Tweets (@JewishTweets) July 27, 2012

Waiting for a mention of #Munich11 in official speeches.. Have a feeling I'll be waiting a long time 🙁

— Carly Einfeld (@carlyeinfeld) July 27, 2012

Actor Josh Malina of “Scandal” and “The West Wing” advocated strongly for the minute of silence on Twitter and actively engaged followers who disagreed.

At the Olympic opening ceremony there will be no moment of silence 2 honor the memory of 11 Israelis killed 40 years ago. #StandForMunich11

— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) July 27, 2012

@JoshMalina 40 years ago is 40 Years

— Michael Nazzal (@MichaelNazzal) July 27, 2012

And a Senator in the Jordanian Parliament sensitively weighs in: RT @MichaelNazzal @JoshMalina 40 years ago is 40 Years

— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) July 27, 2012

.@MichaelNazzal So what does "40 years ago is 40 years" even mean?

— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) July 27, 2012

@JoshMalina @michaelnazzal And 70 years ago the Holocaust was going on. Should we pretend that didn't happen either? #neverforget

— Scott Raymond (@Skawtnyc) July 27, 2012

Of course, it didn’t take long for the Israeli/Palestinian conflict to take over the discussion.

@Skawtnyc @JoshMalina And the Millions of displaced Palestinians? And the Beseiged Gazans.. It all happened

— Michael Nazzal (@MichaelNazzal) July 27, 2012

@JoshMalina How about a moment of silence for the thousand of palestinians ?

— Iman (@Imanie) July 27, 2012

That were killed at the Olympics? I'm unaware of this RT @Imanie @JoshMalina How about a moment of silence for the thousand of palestinians?

— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) July 27, 2012

If 11 Palestinians had been kidnapped from the Olympics and murdered, I would support a minute of silence for them. #StandForMunich11

— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) July 27, 2012

Though the International Olympic Committee has supported other remembrances, IOC president Jacques Rogge had concluded that the upbeat opening ceremony was “an atmosphere not fit to remember such a tragic incident.”

@JoshMalina IOC announced weeks ago a remembrance service is to take place later in the year

— Barrie Robertson (@ittookten) July 27, 2012

So…after the Olympics. Huh. RT @ittookten @JoshMalina IOC announced weeks ago a remembrance service is to take place later in the year

— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) July 27, 2012

Yes. Some time when the world wouldn't be watching. MT @ittookten they felt…it deserved it's own time for reflection

— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) July 27, 2012

@JoshMalina I'm not saying I agree with the decision to not recognise it during the Olympics, but it wasn't an oversight

— Barrie Robertson (@ittookten) July 27, 2012

@ittookten Agreed. It wasn't an oversight. It was a well thought out, cowardly, bad decision.

— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) July 27, 2012

@JoshMalina tbh it should have daily place on schedule & own separate occasion think theyre hiding behind inciting backlash #IOCoutoftouch

— Barrie Robertson (@ittookten) July 27, 2012

@JoshMalina Why must we define ourselves by the tragedies of generations past? Let's emphasize the future for once.

— Matt Ford (@fordm) July 27, 2012

A minute defines no one. MT @HemlockMartinis Why must we define ourselves by the tragedies of generations past? Let's emphasize the future.

— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) July 27, 2012

@JoshMalina I'm not saying I agree with the decision to not recognise it during the Olympics, but it wasn't an oversight

— Barrie Robertson (@ittookten) July 27, 2012

You could very well classify Malina as just another entertainment industry liberal, but his support for the Munich 11 doesn’t seem to be sitting well with other celebrities. Malina claims to have been blocked by Russell Crowe, Deepak Chopra and others.

#FF Assholes who have blocked me: @russellcrowe @johncusack @jamesvanpraagh @deepakchopra @chrisbrown

— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) July 27, 2012

It's a living. RT @Micmezle @JoshMalina What's it like being so popular?

— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) July 27, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/27/josh-malina-joins-push-for-minute-of-silence-to-remember-munich11-is-blocked-by-fellow-celebs/

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