Jewish actress Sarah Silverman said she’s “heartbroken” after learning that Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory refused to fully condemn Louis Farrakhan’s past antisemitic comments.
“I cannot imagine having such mild feelings over such a furious hatred of an entire people. He calls us termites,” the 48-year-old actress tweeted Wednesday to her millions of followers.
“I’m heartbroken, but I’m gonna stay hopeful because I don’t wanna give up on Tamika [Mallory],” she added. “(Oh wow Is that how SHE feels about LF?) Oh this life…”
I cannot imagine having such mild feelings over such a furious hatred of an entire people. He calls us termites. I’m heartbroken but im gonna stay hopeful because I don’t wanna give up on Tamika. (oh wow I s that how SHE feels about LF?)— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) January 16, 2019
Oh this life... https://t.co/GCpOYZdgLT
Many celebrities have failed to openly disavow the movement and it will be interesting to see who attends the event this weekend.
The comments came in response to Mallory’s appearance Tuesday on the ABC talk show when the host, Meghan McCain, who is always very open about her thoughts, point-blank asked the march leader if she would condemn Farrakhan’s past comments about Jews and she stopped short of doing so fully.