John Cusack apologizes for sharing anti-Semitic tweet https://t.co/8p34HxhL4w— ET Canada (@ETCanada) June 18, 2019
■ Cusack posted a meme of a large hand with a Star of David on the wrist, crushing a group of people.
The quote was mistakenly attributed to the French philosopher Voltaire.
It’s actually based on the writings of white nationalist Kevin Strom.
This is disgusting pic.twitter.com/4b2RlPrNfL— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) June 17, 2019
■ John Cusack repeatedly defended his tweet before deleting it.
4. See what I mean? Why do his tweets look this way? pic.twitter.com/iBC4TNvPPy— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) June 18, 2019
■ Cusack shared numerous apologies to explain what had happened.
2. & Palestinian friends, & for that I’m sorry.— John Cusack (@johncusack) June 18, 2019
The image depicted a blue Star of David, which I associated with Israel as their flag uses the same color & shape. I know the star itself is deeply meaningful to Jews no matter where they stand on Israel’s attacks on Palestinians
5 I’ve been digging in deeply to the complexities of the history of antisemitism and fascism for years— John Cusack (@johncusack) June 18, 2019
Would recommend watching a film I produced called max -
And also a documentary called “the architecture of doom” I’ve been openly anti fascist for 35 + years publicly -
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