The Oscar-winning actress, 41, took to her Instagram web page on Sunday to share a submit condemning the rise in hate speech directed towards Jewish folks.
“Seeing the re-emergence of antisemitism makes my heart drop,” Portman shared in a text-only Instagram submit. “This hatred must be combatted with boundless love for each other. Today, I send love to all my fellow Jews. And I send love to all those standing with us against these violent words and actions. It’s been painful and frightening to listen to, and I’m extremely grateful to those who continue to speak up against antisemitism with us, and against all forms of racism.”
In her Instagram Stories, Portman shared further feedback, posting a screenshot and hyperlink to a Friday New York Times article titled “Hate Speech’s Rise on Twitter Is Unprecedented, Researchers Find,” which defined that antisemitic posts referring to Jews or Judaism had elevated by greater than 61% within the two weeks after Elon Musk acquired the favored social media website. Over the screenshot, she wrote, “These numbers are horrifying. This is not freedom.”
Musk has denied that hate speech has elevated since taking up Twitter, however “did not provide underlying numbers or details of how he was measuring hate speech,” in response to the Times.
Portman added a tweet from President Joe Biden from Friday, which known as Hitler a “demonic figure” and acknowledged that political figures ought to condemn antisemitism. She additionally shared one from Vice President Kamala Harris, which learn that “praising Hitler and denying the Holocaust is vile, appalling, and must be condemned.”
Both statements got here after rapper Kanye West, often known as Ye, made antisemitic remarks throughout an InfoWars interview final week. West was suspended indefinitely from Twitter final week for tweeting a picture of a swastika contained in the Star of David. The submit was deemed to be an “incitement to violence,” Musk wrote on Twitter.
Like Portman, antisemitic sentiment additionally prompted Amy Schumer to talk out on Instagram. In a submit shared on Friday, the comic famous that her group was “scared.”
“I was bullied for being Jewish in the town I grew up in and was made to feel embarrassed for my Judaism,” Schumer wrote. “Now I am proud to be descended from survivors of Auschwitz. There are less than 17 million Jews in the entire world. We don’t recruit. We don’t try and change laws to enforce our beliefs on other people [sic] bodies. Hug a Jew today. Antisemitism is harmful to Black people. Let’s look at who we are empowering.”