July 18, 2019

John Cusack Blames ‘Bot’ for Retweeting Anti-Semitic Meme

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Actor John Cusack admitted on June 17 that he shouldn’t have retweeted an anti-Semitic meme, claiming that “a bot got me.”

Cusack retweeted a post featuring a hand crushing down a group of people with a Star of David on the sleeve of the arm. The image also features a quote wrongly attributed to Voltaire and is typically attributed to neo-Nazi Kevin Strom. Cusack wrote in his since-deleted tweet, “Follow the money.”

Cusack later acknowledged that he shouldn’t have retweeted the tweet but claimed that the “context was a retweet about Palestinians hospitals being bombed.”

The American Jewish Committee tweeted, “If only John had some sort of Hot Tub Time Machine to go back in time and stop himself from retweeting this.”

Others weighed in:

Cusack has starred in “Being John Malkovich,” “Say Anything” and “The Sure Thing.”