Oscar Winner, Leftwing Activist Susan Sarandon In Hot Water

[Ava Lowery from USA, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons]

The thing about antisemites is that they typically keep their hateful thoughts to themselves, but once they feel it’s safe to spout their disgusting views they just dive right in. Nothing has revealed how many famous and powerful people hold a prejudice against Jews than the recent terrorist attack on Israel by Hamas, which has been labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. 

New Conservative Post has mentioned how this tendency has blown up careers across college campuses and we’ve highlighted the way that Democrats have essentially been living out the parable of the Scorpion and the Frog. 

Now it’s Hollywood’s turn to reveal the antisemitic rot that’s been hanging around unknown to most of the public, and it’s started with Oscar-winning move star Susan Sarandon. 

A longtime favorite of the left for her activism, the Dead Man Walking star is facing intense blow back after justifying violence against Jews during a recent pro-Palestine rally. 

The New York Times writes that “Susan Sarandon, a five-time Oscar nominee and one-time winner (for best actress, in 1995’s “Dead Man Walking”), was dropped by United Talent Agency after making comments at a pro-Palestinian rally last week. An agency spokesman, Richard Siklos, confirmed Tuesday that the agency no longer represented Sarandon but declined to elaborate.

United Talent dropped Sarandon after she made remarks at a rally in New York City last week. “There are a lot of people that are afraid, afraid of being Jewish at this time, and are getting a taste of what it feels like to be a Muslim in this country, so often subjected to violence,” she said at the rally, where she called for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, according to a video published by The New York Post.

Those remarks were criticized on social media; a former speechwriter for Israel’s delegation to the United Nations said on the X platform, formerly Twitter, that she had interpreted Sarandon’s remark as implying that Jews “have it coming — that we don’t deserve to live free from harassment and assault.” The Post characterized her remarks as an “anti-Jewish rant” in a headline.

Sarandon said at the rally that being critical of Israel should not be considered antisemitic. “There’s a terrible thing that’s happened where antisemitism has been confused with speaking up against Israel,” Sarandon said. “I am against antisemitism. I am against Islamophobia.”

Sarandon’s comments received push back from the Jewish community, but she also got smacked by Muslims too. Fox News noted that “Muslim American writer and education activist Asra Nomani strongly disagreed with Sarandon’s comments about Muslims living in fear in the United States. Nomani told the actress, “Let me tell you what it means to be Muslim in America,” in a thread on X.

“Nomani, whose parents emigrated from India, said her parents experienced a life of freedom and opportunity in America, that they wouldn’t have experienced living in a Muslim country,” Fox explained.  

‘My dad didn’t have to become a second-class indentured servant to one of the many tyrants of Muslim countries that use immigrants from India, like my family, as essential slaves,’ she wrote. 

Nomani also said how her father received his doctorate from Rutgers University in the 1970s before becoming an assistant professor at West Virginia University. “He got rejected first for tenure but being Muslim in America meant he got a right like everybody got — his right to appeal and guess what? He won and he became a full professor. That’s what it means to be Muslim in America. You get your full rights,” she said.

“And what did living free mean for my mom as a Muslim in America? It meant in 1981 she got to start a business on High Street in downtown Morgantown, called Ain’s International….That entrepreneurship and financial independence is denied [to] Muslim women in so many Muslim countries,” she wrote.

In the wake of the conflict in the Middle East, violent crimes against Jews has risen worldwide. According to Reuters, “Authorities and civil society groups in many countries have reported a surge in antisemitism since the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas on southern Israel and subsequent bombardment of the Gaza Strip by the Israeli military.

Jewish advocacy group the Anti-Defamation League [in the United States] reported last week that antisemitic incidents had risen by about 400% in the two weeks following the Oct. 7 attack, compared with the same period last year.

London’s police force said there had been a 14-fold increase in incidents of antisemitism since the Oct. 7 attack.

Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Monday that since Oct. 7 there had been 819 antisemitic acts. That compares with a figure of 436 for the whole of 2022.

A survey by a civil society observatory, the RIAS, found a 240% year-on-year increase in antisemitic incidents in the period of Oct. 7-15.”

How many other actors like Sarandon believe that Jews had it coming? One can safely assume that more will reveal themselves the longer the war in Israel continues. 

[Read More: Haley Laughed At In New Hampshire]

You may also like

More in:Lifestyle

Comments are closed.