Susan Sarandon kind of apologizes for antisemitic comments but critics aren’t having it: ‘I need my agent back!’

A crash course on cancel culture left one Oscar-winning actress clawing back her antisemitic comments after reaping the cost of rhetoric she deemed “a terrible mistake.”

Late Friday night, 77-year-old activist celebrity Susan Sarandon took on the role of mea culpa-delivering victim in a post on social media aiming to turn back the tide of vitriol that saw her canceled from her talent agency. Peppered with intersectional buzzwords, the actress implored the public to recognize that her aim in aligning with terrorist sympathizers was actually meant to point to “the struggle against bigotry of all kinds.”

“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. I had not planned to speak but was invited to take the stage and say a few words,” Sarandon established to support the premise that her remarks were ill-conceived due to the sudden nature of the moment of their delivery.

“Intending to communicate my concern for an increase in hate crimes, I said that Jewish Americans, as the targets of antisemitic hate, ‘are getting a taste of what it is like to be Muslim in this country, so often subjected to violence,'” she went on. “This phrasing was a terrible mistake, as it implies that until recently Jews have been strangers to persecution, when the opposite is true.”

International Legal Forum CEO Arsen Ostrovksy shared the apology with his own summary of her intended message as he captioned, “Shorter @SusanSarandon: ‘I need my agent back!'”

As reported, backlash over Sarandon’s remarks had seen her dropped as a client of nearly 10 years from United Talent Agency. This came after the actress had appeared and spoken at no fewer than two separate anti-Israel gatherings in New York City where she had lamented her “cruelly given white privilege” and was said to have joined in the genocidally-charged chant “from the river to the sea.”

“As we all know, from centuries of oppression and genocide in Europe, to the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, PA, Jews have long been familiar with discrimination and religious violence which continues to this day,” continued the social media statement. “I deeply regret diminishing this reality and hurting people with this comment. It was my intent to show solidarity in the struggle against bigotry of all kinds, and I am sorry I failed to do so.”

“I will continue my commitment to peace, truth, justice, and compassion for all people,” she added before concluding, “I hope that we can meet with love and willingness to engage in dialogue, especially with those with whom we disagree.”

In response, users on X (as comments appeared to be throttled on her original Instagram post) demonstrated their own kind of solidarity “against bigotry of all kinds” and issued Sarandon a resounding, “Apology not accepted!”

Kevin Haggerty

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