Pro-Hamas Has-Been Susan Sarandon Apologizes For Anti-Jewish Rant (After Getting Dropped By Her Talent Agency)
“This phrasing was a terrible mistake, as it implies that until recently Jews have been strangers to persecution, when the opposite is true”
The New York Post reported at the time:
On Friday, she attended the “Shut It Down for Palestine” protest in Union Square, where she said many were “afraid of being Jewish at this time” and were [sic] it was the same feeling Muslims in the country felt.
“It’s important to listen, it’s important to have facts…you don’t have to go through the entire history of that region, you just have to show the babies that are dying in incubators,” she said.
“Those images are enough to show you that something is drastically wrong. We need a ceasefire now.”
She also joined in chanting “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” — which has been regarded as antisemitic.
Sarandon had also reposted a tweet from a far-right account that claimed an Israeli helicopter had murdered Israeli citizens. She also retweeted a post celebrating Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, who was accused of being antisemitic for years.
That was two weeks ago. Her talent agency didn’t appreciate her comments and dumped her. So now she is “apologizing” for her antisemitic rant.
Statement from Susan Sarandon pic.twitter.com/F394QJ1LdO
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) December 2, 2023
Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon broke her silence Friday night and apologized for her anti-Jewish rant during a pro-Palestinian rally last month in NYC, saying her choice of words was a “terrible mistake.”
Sarandon told the crowd at Union Square on Nov. 17 that Jews are “getting a taste of what it is like to be Muslim in this country, so often subjected to violence” as she said she intended “to communicate my concern for an increase in hate crimes.”
“This phrasing was a terrible mistake, as it implies that until recently Jews have been strangers to persecution, when the opposite is true,” Sarandon wrote in an Instagram post.
“As we all know, from centuries of oppression and genocide in Europe, to the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, PA., Jews have long been familiar with discrimination and religious violence which continues to this day.”
. . . . Sarandon’s apology on Instagram is her first post to the social media platform since Nov. 20, which she had previously used almost exclusively to highlight different pro-Palestinian protests around the world.
“I will continue my commitment to peace, truth, justice, and compassion for all people. I hope that we can meet with love and willingness to engage in dialogue, especially with those with whom we disagree,” she concluded her message.
Needless to say, this apology falls far short for many people.
Susan Sarandon apologizes for anti-Jewish rant – but only after suffering consequences. Preening leftists are so used to spewing hatred with impunity against Trump, conservatives, “whiteness”, etc that they think bigotry is virtuous. https://t.co/FxBW5iHBEd
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) December 2, 2023
Know what is worse than @SusanSarandon showing her true self in an antisemitic and anti-Israel rant at a recent pro-Palestine rally in NY? An insincere 'apology' drafted by a PR firm in a shameless effort to save her career from a total eclipse. pic.twitter.com/jSYBRdPpPT
— Gerald Posner (@geraldposner) December 2, 2023
To my mind, it actually suggested that you were glad Jews were being persecuted because they deserved it.
So @SusanSarandon, I don’t accept your apology, your behaviour or your parsing of it.
Instead, I suspect your agent told you there needed to be a minimal nod & you agreed. pic.twitter.com/fbTNTtTCes
— Simon Myerson KC (@SCynic1) December 2, 2023
Actually, @megynkelly, I’m glad @SusanSarandon spoke out. She showed us what she truly believes. And her apology is nothing more than an attempt to get her career back. Either way, we know where she stands, with whom she stands, and for what she stands. https://t.co/HIYCaIPwgJ
— Michele Tafoya (@Michele_Tafoya) December 2, 2023
Note that @susansarandon said in her "apology" that Jews today experience violence up to the Tree of Life mass murder… period. No mention of 10/7. So she still thinks that Israelis deserved what they got from Hamas and has not apologized. https://t.co/KJFjoJcpcc
— Sam Schulman (@Sam_Schulman) December 2, 2023
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