Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Oscar Winner, Activist Susan Sarandon Dropped by Talent Agency UTA Over Anti-Jewish Statements, May Cause Trouble for New Movie


Susan Sarandon has turned herself into a pariah in Hollywood.

I’ve confirmed that talent agency UTA has dropped the Oscar winner over her continued anti-Jewish rants.

Sarandon recently said at a pro-Palestinian rally that American Jews were now finding out what it’s been like for American Muslims.

“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,” Sarandon told a crowd at a recent New York event.

Sarandon for years has had odd, contentious out of step political ideas that have manifested into the public. She has supported outlier presidential candidates like Ralph Nader and Jill Stein. A very talented actress, she has never read the room in any situation. The result has been a much diminished career from her heyday.

But this latest episode may be her undoing. It may also cause trouble for a movie she’s filming called “The Fabulous Four,” with Bette Midler, who is Jewish and may not be so thrilled by Sarandon’s comments. The movie is a comedy about four old friends.

Additionally damning, Sarandon has been supporting famed antisemite Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd, on Twitter X.

All of this is very disappointing. I’ve known Susan a long, long time. Other than sounding antisemitic, she’s a terrific person. (Aside from everything else, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?) Her downfall is being almost too articulate. She doesn’t care what people think of her stands on various subjects. This may be the last straw.

The NY Post’s Page Six has also reported the UTA news.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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