Renée Rapp Calls for ‘Immediate and Permanent’ Ceasfire in Gaza During GLAAD Media Awards Speech

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Renée Rapp is using her time on stage to speak her mind when it comes to issues, especially the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.

While accepting the award for for music artist at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles in front of a star-studded crowd.

Rapp urged for an end to the hostilities that began after a group of militant Hamas stormed into Israel on October 7, murdering raping, and assaulting more than 1,2000 Israelis and taking more than 250 hostages.

“We’re in a room of very influential people, very privileged people, which is exciting and also a huge privilege to be a part of that,” Rapp said while reading a statement from her phone to applause from some in the room at the event hosted by Wayne Brady that also honored Niecy Nash-Betts, and Oprah Winfrey. “Having said that, I’d like to take the opportunity to show support and call for an immediate ceasefire and permanent ceasefire in Gaza.”

The “Not My Fault” singer and Mean Girls star ended by urging the audience to “continue to advocate for yourselves, continue to advocate for your friends, your queer friends and for those who can’t advocate for themselves.”

To date, Israel’s deadly military response to the Hamas attack has reportedly killed more than 32,000 Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.


To date a number of other celebrities have also called for a ceasefire, including Gigi and Bella Hadid, Susan Sarandon, Kehlani, The Weeknd, Annie Lennox, Hunter Schafer, Hozier, Pedro Pascal, Angelina Jolie, Mark Ruffalo and Boygenius.

As of late Thursday, Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer called for new elections in Israel to replace Netanyahu, saying the hardline leader’s government “no longer fits the needs of Israel.”

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