'SATC' Star Cynthia Nixon Goes On Hunger Strike To Demand Permanent Ceasefire In Isreal-Hamas War

Cynthia Nixon Praised By Fans For Going On Hunger Strike For Gaza Crisis

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By Favour Adegoke on November 30, 2023 at 2:00 PM EST

'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon's decision to go on a hunger strike has led to diverse reactions from fans, with many calling the actress brave for her decision.

Nixon had revealed that she, along with a group of activists, would be going on a hunger strike to pressure President Joe Biden into calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war.

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Cynthia Nixon Says Hunger Strike Is To Stop People From Being Distracted During Holidays 

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Nixon joined a group of activists that included politicians from over five states in the U.S. to demand a ceasefire in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

The actress revealed that the hunger strike is to help draw people's attention back to the "killing in Gaza." In a chat with The Sunday Times, Nixon noted that many people might get distracted by the holidays and lose interest in the Middle East crisis.

"You know we just had Thanksgiving. It's a big holiday, and we have many more holidays coming in December. And so, the week after Thanksgiving is a time for people to be distracted and unfocused," Nixon stated. "And there's been so much momentum build. Building to stop the bombing, to stop the killing in Gaza. All across this country and in so many countries across the world." 

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She continued, "...And we wanted to make sure that people didn't lose sight of it in this. In this week of distraction."

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Cynthia Nixon Says 'Almost 15,000 Palestinians' Have Been Killed

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The "Sex and the City" star told the outlet that nearly 15,000 Palestinians have been killed, with "70 %" being women and children.

She said, "We are hunger striking as a way of amplifying that, yes, that Palestinians are being bombed and killed, but they are also being starved, and so many of them are on the brink of starvation."

"You know, this is almost 15,000 Palestinian civilians, 70% of them are women and children, have been killed in the last seven weeks," Nixon added. "This is unprecedented. This is more people than were killed by the U.S. and its allies in 20 years of war in Afghanistan."

Nixon's impassioned statement regarding the hunger strike and a call for a ceasefire was met with admiration from several fans of the star and her show.

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Fans React To The Hunger Strike

On TikTok, Nixon was met with a variety of responses from netizens to her plea for a ceasefire and decision to go on a hunger strike.

"Genuinely stunned to see Cynthia Nixon there, amazing stuff! Keep it up!" wrote a fan.

A second person said, "It is amazing to see that Cynthia Nixon has taken such a stand."

"I'm so sorry that we are reaching to such pain to have our voice heard. This is not ok. Thank you and sending you all love and respect," a third person stated.

"This is what human kind is... more people like this beautiful human is who we need more of surrounding us all," another fan noted of Nixon.

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One more person made a reference to Nixon's political career, saying, "Thank you Cynthia for your humanity, your voice, your love, your support. When you are ready again, you have my support and vote."

Nixon had previously run for the office of Governor of New York in 2018. She eventually lost the race to Andrew Cuomo.

Cynthia Nixon Says Her Jewish Son Begged Her To Use Her Voice

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The actress and politician stated, while protesting outside the White House, that her two kids are Jewish, with grandparents who are Holocaust survivors.

Nixon said, "I have been asked by my son to use any voice I have to affirm as loudly as possible that never again means never again for everyone. In seven weeks, Israel has killed more civilians on a tiny strip of land than was killed in 20 years of war in the entire country of Afghanistan."

She added, "I am sick and tired of people explaining away by saying that civilian casualties are a routine toll of war. There is nothing routine about these figures. There is nothing routine about these deaths."

The actress implored President Biden to treat the children in Gaza with compassion like they were his kids.

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"I would like to make a personal plea to a president who has, himself, experienced such devastating personal loss, to connect with that empathy for which he is so well known and to look at the children of Gaza and imagine that they were his children," Nixon said.

The actress' hunger strike will last a few days before she returns to New York for work commitments.

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