Susan Sarandon suffered another strike after she was dropped by a production company following her anti-Jewish rant at a pro-Palestine rally in New York City.
The production company that was considering Sarandon for a short film revealed to Page Six that they were no longer planning to work with the Academy Award winner.
‘As a company, PTO Films would like to make it clear that Susan Sarandon’s views do not reflect the opinions of our organization,’ David Barroso, co-founder of the indie film company told the outlet.
‘We were considering her for a short film, but due to her recent statements, we have decided to pursue other options,’ he told Page Six.
Sarandon was set to appear in the short film ‘Slipping Away,’ which appeared under her ‘upcoming’ projects on IMBD until this weekend.
The studio’s decision comes just weeks after the 77-year-old Oscar-winning actress was dropped by her Hollywood representative, United Talent Agency, which is run by Jewish CEO Jeremy Zimmer, who represented Sarandon since 2014.
Sarandon apologized last Friday for claiming Jewish people ‘are getting a taste of what it feels like to be Muslim’ amid the war with Hamas.
Sarandon’s remarks at a November 17 pro-Palestine rally in New York City sparked widespread outrage, with critics saying they ignored the centuries of prejudice and antisemitism the Jewish community has endured.
On Friday, she said she said her remarks last month were ‘a terrible mistake’.
‘This phrasing was a terrible mistake, as it implies that until recently Jews have been strangers to persecution, when the opposite is true,’ she said.
She said the rally was ‘to highlight the urgent humanitarian crisis in Gaza and call for a ceasefire,’ and said she had not planned to speak at the gathering, but was invited to address the crowd.
‘Intending to communicate my concern for an increase in hate crimes, I said that Jewish Americans, as the targets of rising anti-Semitic hate, ‘are getting a taste of what it is like to be a Muslim in this country, so often subjected to violence.”