Jewish contest girl skateboarder Taylor Silverman has recently found herself at the center of a heated debate on her stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
The convergence of these issues has ignited a firestorm of criticism from fans and skateboarders unfollowing her on social media.
Silverman's previous controversy regarding her complaint about a transgender competitor in a skateboarding competition placed her in 2nd spot.
She was accused of insensitivity and discrimination, leading many in the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies to distance themselves from her.
Her reputation was tarnished, and her followers were skeptical about her views on sensitive topics.
However, the recent controversy regarding her stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict has reignited the debate surrounding her.
Silverman's recent public support for Israel over Palestine in the ongoing conflict has raised many eyebrows.
She made her stance known through social media posts, expressing sympathy for Israel's position in the conflict and seemingly overlooking the plight of Palestinians. This vocal support for one side of the competition has further divided her fanbase.
Silverman's comments have been met with fierce criticism from those who believe that her platform should be used to promote unity, peace, and understanding rather than taking sides in a complex geopolitical issue.