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‘Shouldn’t have retweeted’: John Cusack responds to backlash over antisemitic cartoon

Following backlash over a retweet and comment John Cusack posted this week, the actor removed the offending tweet and apologized for sharing what he acknowledged was antisemitic content.

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“A bot got me,” he later tweeted. “I thought I was endorsing a pro Palestinian justice retweet – of an earlier post – it came I think from a different source – Shouldn’t Have retweeted.”

He went on to explain the situation in further details, he tweeted that “it’s clear that even if it was Israel’s flag & even if you don’t have [an] antisemitc bone in your body, it is still an antisemitic cartoon.”

The controversial image showed a hand with the Star of David holding people captive along with a caption: “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

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