Jeff Goldblum Trashed On Social Media For Asking If Islam Was Homophobic During Episode Of RuPaul's Drag Race
Jeff Goldblum, who's most famous for his role in Jurassic Park and the sci-fi film, Independence Day alongside Will Smith, recently found himself in trouble for comments as a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race . While on the show, Jeff asked another contestant a question about the Islamic religion.
According to Page Six, Goldblum appeared on the Season 12 episode of RuPaul's Drag Race alongside Rachel Bloom. Blum asked if the Islamic religion was "anti-woman" or "anti-homosexuality," and these questions got him in trouble on social media.
His questions came during a "Stars and Stripes"-themed runway walk, where Dauris Rose wore a blue hijab with silver stars embroidered on it, in addition to a red and white caftan. Cox, an Iranian-Canadian, claimed one could be Muslim or from the Middle East and still be an American.
Cox went on to say that her outfit was very important for representing the "visibility of religious minorities" in the United States. After that, Blum asked her about the way in which Islamic societies treat LGBTQ people. The actor went on to say that he was "just thinking out loud" and wondering if it was a feasible question.
Many Twitter users were enraged. Some argued that Islam was not the only religion on the planet that treats women and other LGBTQ communities poorly. In terms of Cox's response, she said it was a "complex issue."
The reality star said she had a lot of problems with the way LGBTQ people are treated in the Islamic world.
According to Page Six, in a recent study of American Muslims, 52% of those surveyed said that society should be ok with gay people. Regardless of Islamic treatment of minority communities, this wouldn't be the first time Goldblum has sparked controversy on the internet.
Earlier this year, Goldblum inspired backlash once again when he said that he'd love to work with Woody Allen sometime in the future. As most know, Allen's reputation in Hollywood and in the film industry has been called into question repeatedly over the allegations made by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.