Actress Julianna Margulies made controversial comments on The Back Room with Andy Ostroy podcast, stating that the black community has been “brainwashed” to hate Jews.
She expressed dismay at the lack of support from the black community for Jews and criticized TikTok for contributing to the rise in antisemitism.
Margulies also addressed the issue of calling Israelis “colonists” and faced backlash online, with some calling her racist. (Trending: Disgraced Democrat Sued For Sexual Assault)
Wish I could say that Julianna Margulies' racist rant against Black people is an outlier. But as I've said before, I've heard this same sentiment from supposedly liberal circles.
Solidarity w/ Black people is transactional. We are supposed to be grateful charity recipients.
— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) November 30, 2023
“I’m the first person to march [for] Black Lives Matter. When that happened to George Floyd, I put a black screen on my Instagram, like I ran to support my Black brothers and sisters,” Margulies said.
“When LGBTQ people are being attacked, I run. I made a commercial for same-sex marriages with my husband in 2012.”
“Like I am the first person to jump up when something is wrong, as I think most Jews are, because we have been persecuted from the beginning of time, not just World War II, but literally from the beginning of time when we first lived in Israel way before anybody else,” she added.
I’ve never heard someone want to say a slur more than Julianna Margulies does in that little podcast she did.
— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) November 30, 2023
“I guess what’s happening to the crazy people out there who are getting their news from TikTok, which in my estimation — after this whole Osama bin Laden letter — should be banned. TikTok should be banned,” she said.
“And now the Black community isn’t embracing us and saying we stand with you the way you stood with us? Jews died for their cause. Where’s the history lesson in that? Who’s teaching these kids?” she said.
“Because the fact that the entire Black community isn’t standing with us, to me, says they don’t know, or they’ve been brainwashed. They hate Jews.”
“Here’s what kills me. These kids are calling Jews colonialists. If you’re going with that argument, kids, then get the fuck out of America. Because you were not here first. Native Americans were here first, and you owe them a big fucking apology,” she said.
“Wish I could say that Julianna Margulies’ racist rant against Black people is an outlier. But as I’ve said before, I’ve heard this same sentiment from supposedly liberal circles. Solidarity w/ Black people is transactional. We are supposed to be grateful charity recipients,” Washington Post columnist Karen Attiah posted.
“I’ve never heard someone want to say a slur more than Julianna Margulies does in that little podcast she did,” Saturday Night Live’s Joel Kim Booster said.