Eyal Golan: Roman Polanski Is Calling You

Israel’s most famous entertainer, Eyal Golan, the “Rising Star” judge is under house arrest surrounding allegations of sex with underage girls, drugs and more with an entourage which included his father. Keshet has suspended Golan’s participation in “Rising Star”, they are also halting production on Golan’s own competition show, Eyal Golan Is Calling You. He is a mega-star in Israel.

Newspapers, TV and all media outlets are dominated by this story, and clearly Eyal Golan is already guilty in the court of public opinion.  There’s no one in Israel not commenting on the story – and the twitter universe is ablaze with comments.

Some of my favorite tweets (translated from Hebrew) over the weekend surrounding this story:

“Eyal Golan: Roman Polanski Is Calling You”

“My neighbors are blasting Eyal Golan’s songs at full volume. I hope it isn’t a moral or political statement.”

“Eyal Golan’s problem is not not knowing how old they are, but he forgot how old he is”

“Eyal Golan is a rapist. Those are the only sounds from him my ears will hear.”

“Since this Eyal Golan story broke, every song of his I hear I imagine him singing it to a 15 year old girl.”

“What is really sad is that in our country yesterday a 19-year old child soldier was killed by a terrorist and all anyone in the country will speak about is Eyal Golan.”

“If Eyal Golan is calling you, math class can wait.”

“Anyone who protects Eyal Golan is sub-human.”

“Not only Eyal Golan needs to do some soul-searching. All the TV networks in Israel following this embarrassing culture.”

“Why do people still continue to love Eyal Golan?”

“The whole story with Eyal Golan makes me sick. As a father of two girls I am furious and as a man I despise him.”

“What does it matter if she was 15 or 16 years old or even 17 what does it matter  … man of forties should be with young girls? Law underage designed to stop villains # Eyal Golan”

“According to Eyal Golan: Love has no age”

“Dear Eyal Golan: We know it’s all just lies made up about you. Be strong. Grade 7, Tel Aviv Herziliah School”

“Even the gas station attendant is talking about Eyal Golan.”

“Eyal Golan did not know they were underage.  He is “righteous” – no drugs, not a pump.  And there are unicorns now in Tel Aviv.” #LIAR

“Eyal Golan’s version is an unfortunate statement. He attempts to escape horrible acts through a dubious argument.”

“Lesson of Eyal Golan saga: Hug your children, talk to them and care for them. Build walls of love, values and responsibility around our children.”

Ronn Torossian is the CEO of 5WPR, the 2013 PR Agency of the Year according to the American Business Awards.

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Ronn Torossian is the Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of 5WPR. Headquartered in New York City, the firm is one of the 25 largest independent public relations firms in the United States. 5WPR has been named “PR Agency of the Year” by the American Business Awards; and Ronn Torossian is the winner of the Silver Stevie Communications, Investor Relations, and PR Executive of the Year of the Year Award by the American Business Awards. Ronn’s book, “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations,” received rave reviews. He is a member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is an active board member of a number of non-profit organizations. Ronn Torossian is a frequently sought after communications expert, often appearing on FOX News, CNBC, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, and other major media outlets. He resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his family. Email: Facebook: Ronn's Facebook Twitter: Ronn's Twitter Page