New York, NY, June 18, 2019 ... ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) today issued the following statement in response to actor John Cusack's retweeting an anti-Semitic meme, which he subsequently deleted.
ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said:
"John Cusack’s retweet of an anti-Semitic meme, which has been widely used online by anti-Semites from across the ideological spectrum, shows how easy it is for hatred to go viral in seconds. Whether or not you blame it on bots, people are accountable for what they communicate both online & offline. Anti-Semitism and bigotry are unacceptable no matter what point a person is trying to make. This speaks to the larger issue of anti-Semitism becoming normalized in the discussion around Israel, which cannot continue."