Julianna Margulies has apologised for her numerous insensitive claims about Black and queer help of Palestine.
The ‘Good Spouse’ actress confronted extreme backlash after saying that “all the Black neighborhood” might have been “brainwashed to hate Jews”. Margulies additionally claimed that Black and queer communities weren’t supportive sufficient of Israel following the October 7 assaults: “It’s these individuals [who use they/them pronouns] that would be the first individuals beheaded and their heads performed with…like a soccer ball.”
She additionally went on to say: “There was a movie being proven by this Black lesbian membership on Columbia’s campus, they usually put indicators up that stated, ‘No Jews allowed’.” She additionally stated “as somebody who performs a lesbian journalist on The Morning Present, I’m extra offended by it as a lesbian than I’m as a Jew, to be trustworthy with you.” The actress has since deleted her X/Twitter profile and turned off feedback on Instagram.
Now, Margulies has issued an apology for her feedback in a press release to Deadline. “I’m horrified by the truth that statements I made on a current podcast offended the Black and LGBTQIA+ communities, communities I actually love and respect,” she started.
“I need to be 100% clear: Racism, homophobia, sexism, or any prejudice towards anybody’s private beliefs or id are abhorrent to me, full cease,” she continued. “All through my profession I’ve labored tirelessly to fight hate of all type, finish antisemitism, communicate out towards terrorist teams like Hamas, and forge a united entrance towards discrimination.
“I didn’t intend for my phrases to sow additional division, for which I’m sincerely apologetic.”
Margulies is one in every of many celebrities talking out on the subjet of the Israel-Hamas battle. It was revealed final month that Melissa Barerra was reduce from the upcoming Scream film after writing a pro-Palestine Instagram publish.
“Gaza is presently being handled like a focus camp,” she wrote. “Cornering everybody collectively, with no the place to go, no electrical energy no water. Individuals have learnt nothing from our histories. And identical to our histories, persons are nonetheless silently watching all of it occur. THIS IS GENOCIDE & ETHNIC CLEANSING.”
That very same month, Stranger Issues actor Noah Schnapp confronted criticism after a video confirmed him selling stickers that stated “Zionism is horny” and “Hamas is Isis”.