Some of you may know me as a comedian, a jokester, and a “yentatainer”. but I am also a human being. Recently, I have been very hurt by some of the actions in our community. As an frum, heimish entertainer, (for women ONLY), I have worked extremely hard on maintaining a certain reputation. My humor is always appropriate ,and all my music is composed by myself (and not taken from any other sources.)
Therefore I was very disappointed to discover that a video I had made for Zichron Shlome Refuah Fund (a fantastic organization that none of us should ever need) had leaked on to the Internet. How it got there is not important – there are too many fingers to point. But the fact remains that many people accepted “the forward”, watched it and re-forwarded it without a second thought.
I have made it clear ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS – this video is stolen property – it belongs to ZSRF. I am offended that people have approached me with comments such as, “I’ve seen your Goyta video……..I know I wasn’t supposed to……but…..” This includes men, by the way, who had no shame in watching a stolen video with a woman singing and dancing.
No, I am not holier-than-thou, and anyone who knows me or has seen me perform knows that I love to have a good time, but DO NOT for one second think that I put the video out there for the whole world (non-Jews included) to see. I am so careful with the offers I get, turning down numerous opportunities to perform in mixed crowds or non- appropriate settings.
This is the message I would like to convey: Being in the public eye is a blessing. I get to make a difference and I love making people laugh. But I am a frum heimish lady who has her priorities straight. I have a family- they come first. This is something I do for fun- and I get to be involved in aiding Tzeddakah organizations raise money as well as bring an element of fun, frum entertainment for WOMEN only.
Thank you Yeshiva World for allowing this post and thank you to all those that have been kind enough to delete or not forward the video!!!