Julianna Margulies, an actress of Jewish descent, spoke out about the situation in Palestine. While appearing on Andy Ostroy’s podcast, The Back Room, she strongly criticized people protesting against Israel’s attacks on Gaza. Now she is apologizing.
What is Julianna Margulies apologizing for?
In The Back Room podcast, Julianna Margulies strongly criticized individuals who were condemning Israel for its attacks on Palestine.
You know, on the Columbia University campus, a club led by Black lesbians was showing a film. They had a sign at the entrance saying “Jews not allowed,” referring to a situation reported by the New York Post. The newspaper states that the sign read: “This is a FREE PALESTINE. Zionists are not welcome.”
As someone who plays a journalist and a lesbian on “The Morning Show,” I am more offended as a lesbian than as a Jew. I feel like telling them: you damn idiots. You don’t exist. You are even lower than Jews. Firstly, because you are Black. Secondly, because you are homosexual. And you turn your backs on those who support you? Because, as it happens, Jews gather around everyone – she said.
Andy Ostroy suggested that on campus, the use of inappropriate pronouns might provoke more opposition than Hamas attacks on October 7. The actress agreed with him.
These kids who spread anti-Semitism probably have never been to an Islamic country. People who want to be referred to as “it/they” or however you want, which I do out of respect, be whoever you want to be. But their heads would be the first to be cut off, and terrorists would kick them like soccer balls. And they support them? Terrorists who don’t want women to have their rights? Who execute LGBTQ individuals?
The actress also emphasized that she has always supported Black citizens in their fight for their rights.
I am the first person who marched with the Black Lives Matter movement. When it happened to George Floyd, I posted a black square on my Instagram. I literally ran to support my Black brothers and sisters – she recalled. The fact that the entire Black community doesn’t stand with us tells me that either they don’t know something, or they have been programmed to hate Jews.
Julianna Margulies apologizes. Read the actress’s statement.
Julianna Margulies, whose statements were quoted and widely commented on in right-wing media, decided to apologize for her words.
I am horrified that with my recent statements, I have offended the Black and LGBTQIA+ communities – communities that I sincerely love and respect – she said in a statement. I want this to be 100% clear: racism, homophobia, sexism, or any form of contempt for someone’s beliefs or identity is disgusting to me, period. Throughout my career, I have tirelessly fought against all forms of hatred, wanted to put an end to anti-Semitism, speak out against terrorist groups like Hamas, and create a united front against discrimination. I did not want my words to lead to further divisions, for which I sincerely apologize.
How do we know Julianna Margulies?
Julianna Margulies is a film and television actress. She made her debut alongside Steven Seagal in the action film “Out for Justice.” She gained popularity for her role as nurse Carol Hathaway in the series “ER.” Her filmography includes titles such as “Snakes on a Plane,” “The Newton Boys,” “Ghost Ship,” “Three Christs,” or “City Island,” and TV series like “The Leftovers,” “The Sopranos,” “The Good Wife,” “Containment,” “Billions,” and most recently, “The Morning Show.”
Watch the trailer for “The Morning Show.”
Julianna Margulies currently concludes her filmography with the series “The Morning Show.” The actress, who portrays Laura Peterson, joined the cast in the second season. Check out the trailer.