Sarah Sarandon issues apology note for her controversial comment at pro-Palestine rally

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Susan Sarandon is speaking out after her controversial comments at a pro-Palestine rally led to her talent agency dropping her last month.

The actress and activist, 77, took to her Instagram account to share a note addressing her remarks in New York City’s rally, wherein she had said American Jews were “getting a taste of what it feels like to be a Muslim in this country.”

In her note, she said she was not planning on giving a speech, but was invited to say a few words at the a “rally alonsige a diverse group of activists seeking to highlight the urgent humanitarian crisis in Gaza.”

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Acknowledging her phrase, she admitted that it was a terrible mistake as “it implies that until recently Jews have been strangers to persecution, when the opposition is true.” She continued, “I deeply regret diminishing this reality and hurting people with this comment.”

Her statement ended with a promise to continue to pursuing humanitarian values and to hold an open dialogue on complex issues.

Sarandon’s comment comes after it was confirmed that she was dropped by her agency, UTA, last month, due to her controversial comment.