Update: Tiffany Haddish Cries As She Reacts To Backlash Over Israel Visit: ‘I’m Doing This By Myself, I Don’t Have A Whole Family Of Men Or A Man Supporting Me’

Update: Tiffany Haddish Cries As She Reacts To Backlash Over Israel Visit: ‘I’m Doing This By Myself, I Don’t Have A Whole Family Of Men Or A Man Supporting Me’

Update (Feb. 22): Tiffany Haddish is defending her trip to Israel after facing backlash over a video she posted from a plane.

Calling into TMZ on Wednesday, February 21, the Girls Trip star addressed the jokes she made in her controversial clip about finding a man in the Middle East. Tiffany Haddish said,

“I’m here all by myself. Just like I was saying in 2018 when they was asking me about Mo’Nique and her husband and I don’t do my business the way she does business, because I don’t have a husband, I don’t have what she has. I’m all alone.”

She began to cry as she continued,

“That’s what I’m trying to tell y’all. I’m doing this all by myself. I’m not … I don’t have a whole family full of men or a man supporting me. I’m doing it on my own. I’m learning on my own.”

She went on to say,

“I have to make light of something that the average female wouldn’t do. The average female wouldn’t have the courage to go see for themselves. It’s a lot of scary a** b*tches out here. And y’all can be scared. I’m gonna go ahead and follow my instincts, and learn as much as I can learn. Educate myself before I go speaking on subject matters … ”  

Her message abruptly cuts off as TMZ’s video ends.

Earlier in the conversation, the Easter Sunday actress said that she wanted to go to Israel amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war because,

“I can’t believe everything that I read. I need to go see for myself. I want to talk to the actual people that’s here, the people that actually experienced the situation that happened on [October 7].”

She continued and said she wants to speak to,

“The people that actually have family members that have hostages that were taken out of their own homes, that were on their way to work driving from Palestine to Israel, working here on a daily basis. How they were taken as well. I wanted to talk to the people, I wanted to be with the people. I wanted to see with my own eyes, hear with my own ears.”

Asked about what she’s learned during her trip so far, Tiffany Haddish shared that she’s discovered “a lot,” including how people were removed from their homes and kidnapped at an event, adding,

“I didn’t know that before.”

She noted that she’s also learned there although some hostages have been freed in Gaza, there are still over 100 people in captivity.

Tiffany Haddish then stated she also had plans to visit Palestine.

“I care about both sides. I care about humanity, human beings. I know this is a lot of religous stuff going on, a lot of control of the land, a lot of ‘No Jews here, no this there,’ that’s neither here nor there with me. It’s about human life, human beings.”

Becoming emotional she added,

“That’s what I care about, that’s why I’m here.”

Original Story (Feb. 21): Tiffany Haddish has yet to address a controversial video she made on social media that sparked outrage from fans. 

The Emmy Award-winning black and Jewish actress went live on Instagram Tuesday (Feb. 20). In the clip (which has since been removed), Tiffany Haddish said she was taking a 16-hour business-class trip to Israel to “learn and see” with her own eyes.

Tiffany Haddish

The “Night School” star told the camera,

“I’m gonna go meet my future man out there. I’m out. I’m out. I’m going to the Holy Land. I suggest you all do it.”

Tiffany Haddish has two DUIs from separate incidents, one from January 2022 and the other in November 2023. So when fans saw an orange-colored drink in her hand, they assumed it was a mimosa with alcohol in it.

The “Girls Trip” actress clarified,

“It’s orange juice; it’s not a mimosa. Champagne gives me gas. I would never do that to these people.”

Tiffany Haddish then began to sing a song she made up.

“On my way to Tel Aviv, then to Jerusalem. Then I’m going to the Dead Sea and goin’ get me some. Gonna have some fun, yeah. It’s gonna be great. Then I’m gonna learn about the politics, ay.”

Tiffany Haddish

The actress and comedian told her fans she wants to take the trip out there because she “can’t believe everything” she sees online. She said, in part, 

“I know a lot of stuff on social media be not true.”

Haddish’s comments throughout her Instagram Live sparked criticism from fans on “X,” formerly known as Twitter.

One user said,

“Tiffany Haddish is a pathetic attention seeker, that’s what this is. She is a sad little woman, and I wish her all the best over there.”

Another “X” user wrote,

“people like Tiffany Haddish think it is very intelligent to say they need to ‘learn and see with their own eyes’ when in fact this makes you among the stupidest people on earth.”

Meanwhile, some of her fans and peers on Instagram did not criticize Haddish. Instead, they wished her love and told her to be safe while she was in the Middle East:

Haddish’s trip to Israel comes after the United States has been widely criticized for vetoing a United Nations resolution that called for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza and the release of all hostages on Tuesday, Feb. 20. 

Tiffany Haddish

Also mentioned in the 13-minute video, a fan asked the actress if her trip was for “vacation or work,” Haddish claimed it was for a “history lesson.”

She said, 

“This is sociology. This is an educational trip for me. I want to go get educated. I want to see what’s really going on. I want to learn how it started, why it started.”

The comedian also responded to a fan who commented on the live and said,

“Who said I wasn’t going to Gaza? I said I’m going to go see with my own eyes. Gotta go to Israel first.” 

She then asked about the Palestinian city, 

“And isn’t Gaza in Israel? Ain’t it all on the same continent, the same little piece of land and surrounded by water?”

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, more than 29,300 people have been killed in Gaza since the war began. More than 69,300 have been hurt, and thousands more are missing and presumed dead. But Haddish didn’t seem to be afraid for her life in the video.

Tiffany Haddish

She said, 

“I know a lot of people that have gone. So many people have gone, and they’ve come back alive. They come back fine, so I want to go see. I want to go see and we gone see what it is. And I’ll show yall some of it while I’m there.”

Tiffany Haddish

According to multiple reports, Haddish discovered she had Jewish roots when she was 27. That’s when she met her Eritrean Jewish father. When she turned 40, she threw herself a special ‘Black Mitzvah,’ in which she paid tribute to her black and Jewish heritage.

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Authored by: B Gregory