Adina Katz

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Adina Katz
Nationality Canada
Occupation Actor
Adina Katz (left) was harassed over her resemblance to the woman on the right, who claimed to be a cancer survivor in a political ad.

Adina Katz is a Canadian actor.[1]

In August Katz was the target of ill-informed critics, after Andrew Scheer, leader of the Conservative Party released a video where a woman, who said her name was Adina, identified herself as a cancer survivor, and praised Scheer's policies on health care.[1][2] Some critics of Scheer leaped to the conclusion that the woman who claimed to be a cancer survivor was actually an actor. Since the woman in ad bore a passing resemblance to Katz, and they shared a first name, some critics of Scheer leaped to the further conclusion that Katz had agreed to act in the ad, and falsely present herself as a cancer survivor.

Katz described alarming harrassment. However, several of the original critics who started spreading the meme deleted their tweets, and offered her apologies.[1][2]

In an interview on the CBC's As it happens, Katz said she found the apologies unsatisfactory.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Brian Lilley (2019-08-13). "Woman in anti-immigrant rant sent to CAMH". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2019-12-06. "This story comes just a week after Scheer had to deal with a claim, driven in part by Liberal partisans, that he had hired an actress to say she was supporting him after her bout with cancer. That woman, Adina Katz, has told various media outlets that she had faced online bullying and cruelty." 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Anja Kundacina (2019-08-14). "Canadian Actress Bullied Ruthlessly After Getting Misidentified In Scheer Campaign Video: Adina Katz says she's deeply hurt by the misinformed accusations.". Narcity. Retrieved 2019-12-06. "Adina told The Montreal Gazette, 'I know I’m sensitive, but it really touched a nerve when people accused me of pretending to be a cancer survivor. My father died of cancer, two of my uncles died of cancer and my friends have died of cancer.'" 
  3. Sheena Goodyear; Ashley Mak (2019-08-12). "Montreal actress faces barrage of hate after being falsely ID'd as woman in Andrew Scheer video". As it happens. Retrieved 2019-12-06. "But the apologies are too little, too late, says Katz. 'I'm not satisfied with their apologies because they're not really genuinely taking responsibility for their actions of one human to another, or a group of humans to another,' she said."