Well, look at that.
Far-left Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon has been dropped by United Talent Agency (UTA) in the wake of her predictable outrageous antisemitic comments about how “a lot of people [are] afraid of being Jewish at this time, and are getting a taste of what it feels like to be a Muslim in this country.”
The lack of moral equivalence in Sarandon’s comparison was ignorantly profound, but let’s move on.
First, as we reported earlier on Tuesday, conservative Indian American author Asra Nomani, born in India to Muslim parents, masterfully destroyed Sarandon’s silly yet hurtful premise in classy style with a “Let me give you a taste” of what it ‘feels like’ to be a Muslim in America” post to X.
Hi there @SusanSarandon, this is my mom, my dad, and me on the rail trail in Morgantown, West by God Virginia. Let me tell you what it means to be Muslim in America.
Click on “Show more” — it’s an awesome read.
Hi there @SusanSarandon, this is my mom, my dad and me on the rail trail in Morgantown, West by God Virginia. Let me tell you what it means to be Muslim in America.
First, your backstory: At an anti-Israel protest in NYC, you just said, “There are a lot of people that are… pic.twitter.com/zAyUjpTxkY
— Asra Nomani (@AsraNomani) November 20, 2023
Sources said several UTA staffers were “extremely hurt” by Sarandon’s continuing rage against Jews as Israel’s military campaign to destroy Hamas in Gaza continues.
Author Aviva Klompas, former head of speechwriting at the Israeli Mission to the United Nations, wrote:
When Susan Sarandon said that Jews “are getting a taste of what it feels like to be a Muslim in this country” she was saying that American Jews have it coming — that we don’t deserve to live free from harassment and assault.
That’s exactly what Sarandon meant, if not worse.
When Susan Sarandon said that Jews “are getting a taste of what it feels like to be a Muslim in this country” she was saying that American Jews have it coming – that we don’t deserve to live free from harassment and assault.
— Aviva Klompas (@AvivaKlompas) November 21, 2023
Sarandon is far from the Lone Ranger with respect to her antisemitic views as the Israel-Hamas War continues to divide Hollywood.
On Sunday, Creative Artists Agency confirmed that prominent agent Maha Dakhil, whose clients include Tom Cruise, Reese Witherspoon, and Madonna, was stepping down from her leadership roles at the company after reposting inflammatory comments on Instagram calling Israel’s response to the October 7 Hamas “genocide.”
And Actress Tilda Swinton, one of more than 2,000 in the entertainment industry who call themselves “Artists for Palestine,” called on the world to stop supporting Israel. “Our governments are not only tolerating war crimes but aiding and abetting them.”
Yes, the blatant double standard could neither be more profound nor hypocritical, which should surprise absolutely zero people who understand the collective minds of the far left.
To be fair, on the other side of the coin, more than 700 people — including Michael Douglas, Amy Schumer, Gal Gadot, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jerry Seinfeld — signed an open letter just days after the October 7 attack, condemning Hamas for “barbaric acts of terrorism,” saying the terrorist organization “must be called out by everyone.”
The Bottom Line
It’s gotta be tough being a leftist — particularly in Hollywood.
I mean, who decides which way the prevailing wind is going to blow with respect to any given controversial issue or world event? Given the number of Jewish Americans in the entertainment industry, I can only imagine the machinations occurring as a result of the Israeli-Hamas War as we speak.
But I do know this: There is no more loyal ally to Israel on the face of the earth than the American Republican Party. One would think that reality might cause a greater percentage of Jewish American voters to take that reality into account in 2024.