Actress Susan Sarandon was dropped by her entertainment agency after she made antisemitic remarks about Jewish people.
The Oscar winner, who is notable for her roles in films such as, “Stepmom,” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and “Dead Man Walking” was dropped by Hollywood’s top agency, United Talent Agency (UTA), a spokesperson for UTA confirmed to Page Six. Sarandon’s comments come after Israel declared war on Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist group, that launched an attack on Israel on Oct. 7, leaving 1,400 people dead and more than 230 people taken as hostages.
This came after Sarandon made remarks about Jewish people “getting a taste” of how Muslims feel in the United States at a rally in New York on Nov. 17.
“There are a lot of people afraid of being Jewish at this time, and are getting a taste of what it feels like to be a Muslim in this country,” Sarandon said.
The actress, who had been represented by UTA since 2014, also reportedly joined the crowd of pro-Palestinian supporters in chanting, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
Sarandon’s comments were slammed by Aviva Klompas, the former head of speechwriting with the Israeli Mission to the United Nations.
“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,” Klompas wrote in a post on X.
Sarandon was also previously criticized after she shared a tweet claiming that an Israeli helicopter had killed Israeli citizens on Oct. 7.