Ever since the invasion of Gaza a few months ago, the Israel-Palestine conflict has been rumbling on.
It’s a desperately sad and harrowing moment in our history, and honestly, I could never have imagined the war had anything to do with the creator economy. But this industry and the people in it continue to surprise me every day. So here we are.
As reported by The Intercept, 26-year-old U.S. Army veteran Thomas Latham is using TikTok to help recruit veterans to work in a US military base in Israel.
Among other things, these viral videos depict the creator describing the “lit” working conditions of Kuwait — where Latham worked as a contractor after leaving the Army.
“The reason why I got into this was to help veterans land jobs in a field that they’re already familiar with,” Thomas told The Intercept.
“I understand how it is to be a veteran, how hard it is to find a job in a bunch of different industries you never really fit in.”
But while the intentions around this might be pure, it doesn’t make mixing warzones with the creator economy feel any less sour.