Issues

Another One: Mennel Ibtissem Leaves ‘The Voice’ Amid Backlash

Mennel Ibtissem recently quit the “The Voice” after she received backlash for some old Twitter posts where she condemned the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and the French government. She announced she was leaving the show on Friday via a video shared on Facebook. In the video, she apologized to anybody she may have upset. This comes a…

Identity

France’s ‘The Voice’ Contestant Harassed for Pro-Palestine Stance

Mennel Ibtissem, a contestant on France’s edition of “The Voice,” stunned judges with her Arabic rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”. Soon after her cover went viral, the French media uncovered Ibtissem’s tweets which voiced her support for Palestine and criticized the French government. After these tweets came to light, she was dubbed a radical, far-right, anti-France terrorist…