Natalie Portman Decries 'Re-Emergence' of Anti-Semitism After Kanye and Kyrie Irving's Controversies
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The Oscar-winning actress takes to Instagram to break her silence on the rising anti-Semitism after Kanye West is banned on Twitter for posting Nazi's symbol and an anti-Semitism symbol.

AceShowbiz - Natalie Portman feels the need to speak up amid the rising anti-Semitism among some renowned public figures. Breaking her silence following Kanye West and Kyrie Irving's controversies, the Israeli-born American actress called the "re-emergence" of anti-Semitism "painful" and "frightening."

The Oscar-winning actress took to her Instagram page on Sunday, December 4 to decry the hate against Jewish community. "Seeing the re-emergence of antisemitism makes my heart drop. This hatred must be combatted with boundless love for each other," she wrote on her post.

"Today, I send love to all my fellow Jews," she added. "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."

Natalie's post received a lot of support from fellow celebrities and her followers. Amy Schumer said, "Thank you" in the comment. Julianne Moore and Isla Fisher replied with heart emojis, while Kat Dennings simply wrote, "Love you."

In her Instagram Stories, Natalie also shared Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' tweets condemning anti-Semitism. "I just want to make a few things clear: The Holocaust happened. Hitler was a demonic figure. And instead of giving it a platform, our political leaders should be calling out and rejecting antisemitism wherever it hides," the president tweeted. "Silence is complicity."

His VP, meanwhile, recently wrote, "Praising Hitler and denying the Holocaust is vile, appalling, and must be condemned. Our Administration will continue to stand up against antisemitism and the epidemic of hate."

Natalie's posts come after Ye was banned again on Twitter for posting a logo that featured both Nazi's symbol and an anti-Semitism symbol. Twitter owner Elon Musk confirmed that the rapper was kicked out of the platform due to an "incitement to violence."

Meanwhile, Kyrie recently landed in hot water for promoting a film that is deemed anti-Semitic. The NBA player was suspended by the Brooklyn Nets, but has since been cleared from suspension after issuing an apology.

"I meant no harm to any person, any group of people," he stated after his suspension ended. "I don't stand for anything close to hate speech, or anti-Semitism, or anything that is anti going against the human race."

"I feel it was necessary for me to stand in this place and take accountability for my actions because there was a way I should have handled all of this," the 30-year-old continued. "This is a big moment for me because I'm able to learn throughout this process that the power of my voice is very strong."

"The influence that I have within my community is very strong. And I want to be responsible for that," the athlete remarked. "In order to do that, we have to admit when you were wrong and instances where you hurt people and it impacts them."

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