Wednesday-2020-02-19 | 04:39 pm other
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is being mocked by Lebanese people online for calling for a boycott of American goods and products despite members of his organization owning American clothes and products.
Nasrallah, who has led Hezbollah since 1992 and has close ties with Iran,called for the boycott during a speech on Sundayas "part of the battle” against US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan. In response, Lebanese people took to social media to share sarcastic memes and posts.
Sheikh Mohammed Elhajj Hasan, a Free Shia Movement cleric, shared a photo of Nasrallah’s son Jawad wearing a sweatshirt with "Timberland USA.73” written on it. Hasan wrote "before suggesting to your audience boycotting the US, please remove your son’s sweatshirt and dress him in Iranian [clothing].”
He pointed out Nasrallah’s son is the man in the center of the photo. Others shared the photo as well with similar criticism.