Pro-Palestinian demonstration in London, November 11, 2023/Twitter
After her agency fired her, actress Susan Sarandon apologized for her antisemitic remark that "there are a lot of people who are afraid to be Jewish right now, and get a taste of what it feels like to be a Muslim in this country," admitting it was a "terrible mistake." Sarandon's outrageous remark was made at a pro-Palestinian rally in New York two weeks ago, when the context was the rise in hate crimes against Jews.
"This wording was a terrible mistake, and it implies that until recently Jews did not experience persecution, when in fact the opposite is true. As we all know, from centuries of oppression and genocide in Europe to the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, Jews are well aware of the discrimination and religious violence that continues to this day," Sarandon wrote on Instagram, adding that she "deeply regrets distorting reality."
She said her intention was to express solidarity with the fight against bigotry of all kinds, and she apologized for her failure to do so. She added: "I will continue my commitment to peace, truth, justice and compassion for all people."
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Sarandon ("The Rocky Movie Show," "Thelma & Louise") has long been identified with radical leftist positions and pro-Palestinian activism. She was also widely criticized for spreading lies about the events of October 7, claiming that "people don't understand the context" of the attack.
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