The headline of the Ynet article seemed benign enough – Poll: Jews want to date Portman, Ali G. The article discusses an informal poll taken in the UK whereby British Jews were asked which famous Jews they’d like to date. Toppping the list were the always lovely Natalie Portman and Jewish comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. So far so good, right?
But then it went terribly, terribly wrong.
Along with the obvious choices that made it into the top ten, were the following questionable ones:
Number 8 for women Jewish men would like to date is recording artist Peaches. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’ve been following Peaches since almost the begining of her carreer. The former Toronto kindergarten teacher made a big splash in the nascent electroclash music scene and moved to Europe in order to develop her carreer. Since then thanks to her edgy, sometimes ribald music, incessant touring and outrageous shows she’s developed quite an indie following. But, well… I think she might be completely whacked. I mean, what the hell does this mean? And what’s with the obsession with facial hair and hairy crotch shots? Love the music, love the shows, but as that old saying goes, I wouldn’t f… oh never mind. Oh anb by the way, Sophie Solomon, #7 is an amazing violinist.
Adding to the complete bewilderment I feel towards Jewish women, I have to say that some of the choices they made were even more disturbing. There’s crotchety old Sir Allan Sugar, host of the UK version of the Apprentice and onetime manufacturerer of what has got to be the worst computer ever made – Amstrad. But he’s rich so I guess that’s ok. But what’s with KISS frontman Gene Simmons (at no. 2 no less!) or porn star Ron Jeremy?? I mean what??? Ron Jeremy? Hasn’t anyone heard of the “No Dogs or Ron Jeremy” clause that a lot of female porn stars are insisting on before signing on to a shoot? Oy. Don’t get me started.
Talk about love being blind. So, go on… drool Britannia!