Actor John Cusack is dealing with backlash for a tweet critics are calling anti-Semitic, which he later blamed on a “bot.”
In a screenshot shared by means of journalist Yashar Ali on Monday, Cusack shared a caricature writing, “practice the cash.” The caricature displays a hand with a Celebrity of David pushing down a gaggle of other people at the side of a Voltaire quote announcing, “To be told who regulations over you, merely in finding out who you aren’t allowed to criticize.” The tweet has since been deleted.
In a while after the tweet used to be deleted, the “Say The rest” superstar defined to his fans that he used to be reacting to “professional Palestinian justice” and “bot” used to be in charge for the put up.
“A bot were given me,” Cusack tweeted. “I assumed I used to be endorsing a professional Palestinian justice retweet – of an previous put up – it got here I feel from a special supply – Shouldn’t Have retweeted.”
His tweets did not prevent the rising backlash. Many additionally blasted his tweets blaming the “bot,” which critics referred to as “absurd.”
Ali, one of the crucial first to reply to the tweet, wrote: “That is disgusting.” In a later tweet, the freelance reporter added: “His bot excuse is absurd.”
The actor persisted to take a look at to provide an explanation for the tweet, prompting one particular person to put in writing: “John, simply prevent. Excellent god.”