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    Default John Cusack Steps off His Pedestal; Retweets Antisemitic BS.

    John Cusack Says He Was “Tricked” Into Re-Tweeting Anti-Semitic Garbage

    June 18, 2019 / Posted by: Kristian

    Page Six says John Cusack is not an anti-semite. That’s according to John Cusack. You see, when he re-tweeted an anti-semitic message about Jews holding the world down, it was an “accident.” An “accident” he defended at first, but now he’s claiming it was a total accident. John didn’t mean to tweet that, it was a trick! Poor guy just can’t use technology and got got by an alt-right bot. Womp-womp!
    Yesterday John re-tweeted an anti-semitic message, which was later deleted by him:







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    At first John was antagonistic when met with backlash and defended that re-tweet.
    “You think Israel isn’t commuting [sic] atrocities against Palestinians?… What planet are you on? Palestinian [sic] are forced to live in an open air prison. That’s not anti semetic to say that–that recognizes their plight as part of the fight for justice.”
    John got the message eventually (once his publicist or anyone around him with eyes and common sense saw what he’d done) and he came up with a bullshit excuse saying that a bot got him, which sounds like nothing but a lie since he defended that re-tweet at first.
    “A bot got me- 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.”
    And then he tweeted a much longer apology explaining himself:
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    Well if it needs more clarity -this can be instructive - some thought - to follow -
    1. in reaction to Palestinian human rights under Israeli occupation, an issue that concerns anyone fighting for justice , I RT’d & quickly deleted an image that’s harmful to both Jewish -


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    & Palestinian friends, & for that I’m sorry.
    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.


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    2. & Palestinian friends, & for that I’m sorry.
    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


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    3 The use of the star, even if it depicts the state of Israel- committing human rights violations
    - when combined with anti Jewish tropes about power- is antisemitic & antisemitism has no place in any rational political dialoge


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    4 to justify it - Would be as bad as conflating the cross with us flag when confronting US atrocities
    So I get why it was a careless dumb thing to retweet - here’s some more good guidance on these issues -https://jfrej.org/understanding-antisemitism/ …


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    5 I’ve been digging in deeply to the complexities of the history of antisemitism and fascism for years
    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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    6 - so while I won’t take guff from anyone looking to score cheap shots on a caress mistweet- good to use my mistake to spread awareness - solidarity and peace to all


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    Our brother John Cusack made a mistake that included antisemitism.

    His tweets are a little messy so I pasted them into one statement here.

    Thank you @johncusack for the apology. Yes antisemitism has no place in dialog.

    See @JFREJNYC guide for left at http://JFREJ.org/antisemitism










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    So there you have it. He just got too heated about something else and ended up just accidentally using highly anti-semitic imagery to make a point he wasn’t even referencing to! Easy mistake, y’all. But of course the damage is done and now Roseanne Barr is coming for John since she’s a huge supporter of Israel. Although…. if he says that by “bot” he meant “Ambien,” Roseanne would put down her shank and join hands with her brother in Ambien-fueled Twitter foolery.


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    Asshole. Does he even act anymore?
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    He's always been pretty far left, and has seemed a little erratic lately. Some camera man caught him at a sports event refusing to rise and clap for some veterans or something. That led to another Tweet fest.
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    Besides Better Off Dead and Say Anything, I’ve only really liked him in Identity and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. He doesn’t seem to work nearly as much as he used to and I’ve seen him on a couple of hated lists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    Lloyd Dobbler is dead.
    Lloyd, Lloyd...all null and void...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nevan View Post
    Besides Better Off Dead and Say Anything, I’ve only really liked him in Identity and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. He doesn’t seem to work nearly as much as he used to and I’ve seen him on a couple of hated lists.
    Grosse Pointe Blank was good, too...
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    ^^^ I don’t think I’ve ever seen that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevan View Post
    ^^^ I don’t think I’ve ever seen that one.
    I haven't seen it in a while, but I'd always loved it. Minnie Driver and Dan Aykroyd are also in it but I think John Cusack really peaked for me in that movie and that was a long ass time ago...
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    I don't watch many of his movies anymore. I cannot think of the last thing i saw him in. I did enjoy him in Being John Malkovich and the horror movie 1408.

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    I won't lie. I'm a sucker for Runaway Jury and Hot Tub Time Machine (a terrible secret guilty pleasure). That said, he's an ass and he can't spin his way out of this.
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    Was saddened by the rumors re: him and Neve Campbell. Never thought of him in the same vain as the glory days. Wonder where Joan sits on these views?

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    I think Say Anything is really overrated.

    This is really disturbing. Tool.

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    I'll watch him in "2012" every time it comes on cable. That's not exactly a character-driven movie, though. He was good in "Identity" and "Grifters" and will watch them every time they come on, too. Also "Con Air", "Eight Men Out". There are others.

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    I liked him in 1408. On topic: what the hell is wrong with this asshat?
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