Susan Sarandon Apologizes for Antisemitic Comments at Rally After Agency Firing: I Made a ‘Terrible Mistake’

The actress made the controversial remarks at a pro-Palestinian event in New York City last month.


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December 2, 2023 12:30PM EST

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, 77, is feeling regretful about some of the antisemitic comments she made during a pro-Palestinian rally in New York City on November 17. The released a lengthy statement that included an apology about her words, which caused controversy from many people, and an admission of a “terrible mistake.” She also revealed the speech, which took place amid the war between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas, wasn’t planned.

“Recently, I attended a rally alongside a diverse group of activists seeking to highlight the urgent humanitarian crisis in Gaza and call for a ceasefire,” Susan wrote in the message. “I had not planned to speak but was invited to take the stage and say a few words.”