Extraordinary backflip as mom blogger removes 'tasteless' video criticizing Israeli military after intense backlash
Constance Hall has apologized to the Australian Jewish community after receiving backlash over a satirical video criticizing the Israeli military.
The mummy blogger turned influencer who has more than 500,000 followers on social media has spoken out in its support for Palestine in the ongoing war in Gaza following the Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel on October 7.
In the satirical video shared on December 10, titled “If the IDF were your brother,” Hall posed as an Israeli soldier and articulated the justifications she said Israel used to wage war in Gaza.
In one scene, Hall, who was about to take a bath, found her “IDF brother” in the bath and claimed that he was entitled to the bath “because he is the chosen one.”
Hall received criticism for the video, with many claiming the comment insulted Jewish people and their beliefs, with Italian-Australian writer Antonella Gambotto-Burke joining the pile.
Mom blogger turned influencer Constance Hall has apologized to the Jewish community after receiving severe backlash for a satirical video she made titled 'if the IDF was your brother'
The concept of the chosen people in Judaism is the belief that Jews, through descent from the ancient Israelites, have been chosen to be in covenant with God.
In a video shared on Instagram on Saturday, Hall apologized to the Jewish community for her comments.
“I deleted the video 'if your brother or sister was the IDF' and here are my reasons, along with my apologies to anyone who felt the video felt unsafe or discriminated against,” she captioned the post.
“I will be more careful in the future to ensure that my content only appeals to those who are committing and defending the current G-word (genocide).
'Love to everyone who, like me, wants the killings to stop now. I will always be with you no matter who you are.”
Hall deleted the video from Instagram, but at the time of writing the video was still available on her Facebook account.
The mother of seven said she stayed up until 2am reading hundreds of comments from her followers explaining why the video was offensive and thanking them for bringing it to her attention.
“Okay, so I have a moment of reflection and first of all, of course, thank you. thank you, thank you, thank you so much,” Hall said.
“The rationale and bringing it back to earth and pulling me out of my fucking downward spiral.
'I thought about it as I lay there with tears streaming down my face. “I never wanted to hurt anyone…but I'm willing to look at my own actions.”
The mother of seven said she was sorry for offending the Jewish religion and vowed to continue making content about the Israeli government and the IDF and not about the Jewish people.
Hall then issued a heartfelt apology to the Jewish people who were hurt and offended by the comments in her video.
“I have come to the conclusion that if I were a faithful Jewish woman, I would be offended by the line in that video where I pretend to be the IDF and I say 'because I am the chosen one,'” she said.
“Obviously I used that as an example of how the IDF is rationalizing the takeover of this country.
'I didn't mean to offend anyone's religion. I certainly didn't. I'm not a big fan of any religion, but I really respect other people's rights to practice it.
“I take responsibility that I referred to something that was predominantly Jewish and that I made it about the IDF and to the people who were hurt by that, I am sorry.
“That's me saying sorry and I will 100 percent delete the video.”
However, Hall said she stands by all her comments about the IDF and will continue to speak out against the war in Gaza.
“I still stand by everything I say about the IDF and I will always do so about genocide, and that is where the attention and focus should be,” Hall said.
“I will continue to support Palestine in a way that speaks only against the IDF and the Israeli government, and not against the Jewish people.”
Daily Mail Australia contacted Hall for comment.
It comes after Antonella Gambotto-Burke (pictured) criticized Hall for the video after the influencer called her a 'boomer and a troll'
Gambotto-Burke (pictured) described Hall as an “inarticulate, overweight single mother with bad hair, bad taste, bad tattoos, a brain-damaged, former/current partner who abuses ice cream, and too many children”
Hall then turned her attention to comments written about her by Italian-Australian writer Antonella Gambotto-Burke.
Gambotto-Burke shared a clip of Hall's video on Instagram and branded the influencer “one of Australia's faces of hate,” adding that the situation in Gaza is a tragedy for everyone involved and was “no joke.”
In another brutal post on Friday, Gambotto-Burke said she didn't care about Hall's vocal support for Palestine, but attacked her claims about telling the truth.
“Do you want the truth?” she posted a screenshot of Hall's story below calling out the social media boomers who trolled her.
She labeled Hall an “inarticulate, overweight single mother with bad hair, bad taste, bad tattoos, a brain-damaged, former/current ice cream abusing partner, and too many children.”
She said Hall was “looking for love and trying to make a living flogging poorly designed swimwear.”
Constance Hall (pictured) explained that she was offended by Gambotto-Burke's post after the writer commented on her partner suffering a traumatic brain injury
The writer added that Hall's followers would abandon her if she failed.to entertain them with delusions about your importance to the Palestinian cause and with unexamined gossip.”
“Your private life really wasn't going the way you wanted, and you're directing all these unsavory frustrations at Jews to make yourself feel better,” she wrote.
“You are not intelligent enough to understand the consequences of your words; You think that by playing the fool your bigotry can be turned into comedy, but that's not funny.'
Hall said she thought about why she was so offended by Gambotto-Burke's post and felt the comments about her children and husband were hurtful.
“I think it's fair to protect your husband if he's had a traumatic brain injury, which is the most vulnerable you'll ever see anyone,” Hall said.
'I had to be really protective of him. It was obvious that that would hurt… and it deserved to be mentioned.
'One thing I can say is that my children are happy, beautiful and well-adjusted. They are the most incredible people I know. They are so connected to people and the world around them and they are capable.
'So keep them out. They're children.'