Tara Strong Was Banned From Facebook For Sharing Anti-Semitic Abuse Sent to Her By Trump Supporters (UPDATE)


Actress Tara Strong, that's right, Twilight Sparkle herself, saw her page deleted from Facebook yesterday, reportedly after sharing anti-semitic attacks made against her on social media. Strong, who in addition to a live acting career and video game voice acting career has voiced numerous beloved characters in cartoons, such as Timmy Turner on Fairly OddParents, Bubbles on Powerpuff Girls, and Raven on Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go, has been vocal on social media in opposition to Donald Trump's policies, even voicing Kellyanne Conway's "alternative facts" tweets as Harley Quinn, who she voices in the new Justice League Action cartoon (Strong is also known for voicing Barbara Gordon in various DC animated projects).

But her status as an icon of fandom made a difference after Strong shared some abuse she received on social media with her followers. With the Facebook page deleted, we don't have access to the original post, but according to a tweet from Strong (embedded below), it called her "a kike who needs to go to the gas chamber." While Strong also shared some abuse she was sent on Twitter, the accounts were suspended by Twitter soon after.

We'll let that sink in for a minute. Twitter. Yes, Twitter. Not generally known for its fast and effective anti-abuse techniques, Twitter promptly suspended the accounts that sent abusive messages to Strong, but Facebook apparently deleted Strong's page instead. Initially, Strong said the account was suspended…

Strong recounted the attack which she shared which led to the suspension:

And expressed frustration with the situation:

And finally, Facebook made their final decision:

You can hear Strong's work currently voicing Sunny Baudelaire on Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events. You can also follow her on Twitter. We'd say you could follow her on Facebook too, but, well…

Of course, fans have already been voicing their support:

UPDATE: Strong's account has been reinstated.

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