Susan Sarandon slammed for saying Jews are ‘getting a style’
- Sarandon made the comment at a protest in New York City final week amid an increase in antisemitism
- ‘There are lots of people afraid of being Jewish… [they are] getting a style of what it feels prefer to be a Muslim on this nation,’ she mentioned
- Muslim American immigrant Asra Nomani rejected her remarks on Twitter
- Others in contrast Sarandon to Jane Fonda who earned herself the nickname Hanoi Jane in the course of the Vietnam War: ‘Hamas has Gaza Susan’
Sarandon made the inflammatory comment at a NYC protest in response to an uptick in antisemitism.
‘There are lots of people afraid of being Jewish right now, and are getting a style of what it feels prefer to be a Muslim on this nation,’ she mentioned, enraging Jewish Americans and others together with Asra Nomani, a Pakistani refugee who responded to Sarandon on Twitter with a listing of the freedoms she and her dad and mom take pleasure in within the US.
Sharing a photograph of herself together with her dad and mom, Nomani mentioned: ‘Hi there Susan Sarandon, that is my mother, my dad and me on the rail path in Morgantown, West by God Virginia. Let me inform you what it means to be Muslim in America.
Speaking at a protest on November 17, Susan Sarandon mentioned frightened Jews in America are ‘getting a style’ of the way it feels to be Muslim
Asra Nomani, a Pakistani refugee, responded to Sarandon on Twitter with a listing of the freedoms she and her dad and mom take pleasure in within the US
‘My dad didn’t should grow to be a second-class indentured servant to one of many many tyrants of Muslim international locations that use immigrants from India, like my household, as important slaves…my dad received a job as an assistant professor of vitamin.
‘He received rejected first for tenure however being Muslim in America meant he received a proper like everyone received — his proper to attraction and guess what? He received and he grew to become a full professor.
‘My mother? Being Muslim in America meant she received to dwell FREE with the wind in her hair, like Masih Alinejad fights for girls within the Muslim nation of Iran to have the ability to take pleasure in.’
She went on to explain how she was capable of give delivery safely and freely to a child out of wedlock in America – one thing that will have led to her dying in some Muslim international locations.
Backlash: There is mounting fury over Sarandon’s remarks
‘Where do you assume I got here to present delivery to my child in security and safety, with out disgrace? West by God Virginia within the United States of America — the place we take pleasure in equal rights as Muslim AmeriCANs, not AmeriCANTs.
‘This is a “taste” of life for a Muslim household in America. Please don’t reduce the expertise of Jewish Americans by sanitizing the hell that it’s for Muslims dwelling in Muslim international locations and vilifying America for the life — and freedoms — she provides Muslims like my household.
‘Go, dwell like a Muslim lady in a Muslim nation. You will come again to America and kiss the land beneath your toes,’ she mentioned.
Others likened her remarks to these of Jane Fonda in the course of the Vietnam War. Fonda earned herself the nickname ‘Hanoi Jane’ for her steady condemnation of the American army effort in Vietnam.
She traveled to the area and posed atop an antiaircraft gun, one thing she has since apologized for.
Jane Fonda sitting on an anti-aircraft gun in Vietnam in 1972. She has since apologized for offending the households of US veterans with the picture and her remarks in regards to the warfare
‘Well, properly, properly. The Vietnam War had Hanoi Jane. Looks like Hamas can have Gaza Susan. She ought to go go to them,’ mentioned one critic.
‘Someone please inform actress Susan Sarandon that she will open an excellent bottle of wine and have fun by her non-public pool – one other dying of Jewish grandpa.
‘Hamas, which she proudly helps, simply introduced that considered one of the a whole bunch of harmless Israelies they kidnapped – 86-year-old Aryeh Zalmanovich – was killed in captivity.
‘Does this please you Susan? Does this fill your coronary heart with pleasure?’ mentioned one other.
There has been a pointy uptick in each antisemitism and Islamophobia within the US for the reason that October 7 assault and ensuing battle.
The giant majority of public protests in main cities like New York have been pro-Palestine, with some individuals holding up antisemitic indicators calling on individuals to ‘clear the world of Jews’.
At a neo-Nazi rally in Wisconsin this weekend, individuals held up monumental swastika flags.
There have been grotesque incidents of Islamophobia, together with the homicide of a six-year-old Muslim boy in his house close to Chicago.
His landlord had grow to be paranoid that he and his Palestinian household have been going to ‘go after him’.
Sarandon is but to reply to the rising backlash to her remarks.