Sarah Silverman on Anti-Semitism in Women’s March: ‘Heartbroken, but I’m Gonna Stay Hopeful’

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Actor Sarah Silverman speaks onstage during the 'State of the Union' event, part of Vulture Festival LA presented by AT&T at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)
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Actress Sarah Silverman spoke out about the Women’s March’s ties to anti-Semitism Wednesday, saying she is “heartbroken” but will “stay hopeful” that things will change.

“I cannot imagine having such mild feelings over such a furious hatred of an entire people,” Sarah Silverman said in a social media post.

“He calls us termites. I’m heartbroken but im gonna stay hopeful because I don’t wanna give up on Tamika. (oh wow I s that how SHE feels about LF?) Oh this life…”

Silverman’s post was in response to Women’s March organizer Tamika Mallory’s refusal to condemn the remarks of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan during an appearance on The View this week:

The Women’s March, which is organizing its annual protests around the country this weekend, has repeatedly faced controversy due to its organizers’ associations with Louis Farrakhan.

Celebrity activist Alyssa Milano distanced herself from the march in November due to anti-Semitism.

Mallory previously praised Farrakhan and explained her past support on The View, saying, “I didn’t call him the greatest of all time because of his rhetoric; I called him the greatest of all time because of what he’s done in black communities.” She has also previously said that white Jews “uphold white supremacy.”

Farrakhan has a long history of anti-Semitic rhetoric. He has called Adolf Hitler “a very great man” and recently referred to Jews as termites, saying, “I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite.”


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