Susan Sarandon has lost out on a film role after being accused of antisemitism (Picture: Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)
After speaking out in support of Palestine at a protest weeks back, Susan Sarandon has been dropped from an upcoming movie project.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show legend made comments about the Hamas-Israel conflict which UN officials have warned is becoming ‘apocalyptic’ in Gaza.
She faced backlash and was dropped from her agency after reportedly stating: ‘There are a lot of people afraid of being Jewish at this time, and are getting a taste of what it feels like to be a Muslim in this country.’
Now, a film Sarandon had been connected to has stated she has been removed from the project, despite her apologising for the comments.
The 77-year-old was listed on IMDB in pre-production for Slipping Away, a short film through company PTO Films.
‘As a company, PTO Films would like to make it clear that Susan Sarandon’s views do not reflect the opinions of our organisation,’ David Barroso, the co-founder of the production company, told Page Six.
She spoke a a pro-Palestinian rally and march in Union Square on November 17 (Picture: Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock)
Barroso continued: ‘We were considering her for a short film, but due to her recent statements, we have decided to pursue other options.’
Slipping Away is a thriller which focuses on a man with schizophrenia that struggles with his own psychosis and his wife’s affair.
Sarandon was said to be in mind for the role of Dr. Sylvia Mansfield, as reported by Film News back in 2018, but nothing more is known about the film.
According to Barroso, no deal had been made as there were no formal ‘negotiations with her’.
Her comments were made at a pro-Palestine protest in New York on November 17, calling for a ceasefire.
Sarandon did later apologise for her comments (Picture: Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock)
Video footage on TikTok revealed the star encouraging the crowd to speak up in support of Palestine amid the conflict with Israel.
‘People are questioning, people are standing up, people are educating themselves, people are stepping away from the brainwashing that started when they were kids,’ the Thelma & Louise actress said.
Sarandon thanked ‘the Jewish community who’s come out to have our backs’.
She controversially reposted a pro-Palestinian message on X (formerly Twitter) from Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters – who has been heavily criticised over the years for his antisemitic remarks.
The Oscar winner did apologise for the comments made at the protest, taking to Instagram she wrote: ‘This phrasing was a terrible mistake, as it implies that until recently Jews have been strangers to persecution, when the opposite is true.
‘I deeply regret diminishing this reality and hurting people with this comment. It was my intent to show solidarity in the struggle against bigotry of all kinds, and I am sorry I failed to do so.’
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Sarandon’s representatives for comment.