Michael Rapaport, Debra Messing Denounce Oscar Speech with 450 Jewish Entertainers

By Mike Fishmore | April 29, 2024

Truly baffling

Renowned Hollywood celebrities such as Debra Messing and Julianna Margulies, along with more than 450 Jewish individuals working in the entertainment sector, are publicly criticizing director Jonathan Glazer for his contentious Oscars acceptance speech regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict in the film "The Zone of Interest."
 

test article image
YouTube

"There was no concern for how Jewish people are going to react to a speech like that, to that applause to those red pins, when not even our hostages are being mentioned, and it’s just incredibly hurtful, incredibly painful," Gelman told Variety. "It’s truly baffling to me that people were choosing to be silent that night."
 

We refute our Jewishness

test article image
YouTube

"We refute our Jewishness being hijacked for the purpose of drawing a moral equivalence between a Nazi regime that sought to exterminate a race of people, and an Israeli nation that seeks to avert its own extermination," an open letter first reported Monday by Variety read. "Every civilian death in Gaza is tragic. But Israel is not targeting civilians. It is targeting Hamas. The moment Hamas releases the hostages and surrenders is the moment this heartbreaking war ends. This has been true since the Hamas attacks of October 7th."