Actress Georgia Tennant has deactivated her X (formerly Twitter) account following a row over the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Georgia, wife of former Doctor Who actor David Tennant, was involved in a heated exchange over her likes on Instagram, which seemed to detail support for Israel.
She wrote on X, prior to her account’s deactivation: “Just to clarify my ‘wow’. It’s not a response to being called something, call me what you want, that’s fine. It’s a response to a lie. I don’t like lying. I don’t tend to comment on here unless I feel my contribution can off more than others. On this matter it can’t.
“I do not support the killing of innocent people nor do I associate with the people who do. But you know that. If you want to hear from people about what is happening anywhere in the world, look to those whose words can inform and teach you.
“I follow lots of people who have taught me a huge amount recently and I can’t recommend it enough. I will always support everyone’s right to live in peace. Always.”
The resultant deactivation of her X/Twitter account led to backlash on the platform and fan outcry.. Many fans showed support for the actress, whilst others branded her a “zionist” and were happy she left.
Other fans suggested Georgia leaving Twitter is a massive loss for the LGBTQ+ community, as she has been routinely active on her support for them, alongside her husband. Actor Michael Sheen, who starred with Georgia in the hit BBC show ‘Staged,’ recently left X over his own views of the conflict.
Another X user offered a different opinion, suggesting it was correct to call her out if the allegations were true, but if not, they’d hounded her out for “no reason.”
The person who claims he “made” Georgia deactivate issued a statement on her account deactivation, and what he intended with the comments made.
Should Georgia have issued a statement on the conflict? Or was she right to try to learn more about something she might not fully understand? Feel free to leave a comment.