Growing number of celebrities raise voices on Gaza conflict _ despite potential backlash

  • by: CHRIS TALBOTT , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 1, 2014 - 5:25 PM

When director Jonathan Demme was approached to show support for all victims of the conflict in Gaza, he didn't hesitate to sign on. Actor Wallace Shawn is willing to put up with jeers on the street for his opinions about the violence. And Mark Ruffalo is determined to air his views about the fighting on Twitter, no matter the cost to his social media numbers.

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