Unlikely Defender: Jewish Actor Seth Rogen Responds to Ann Coulter’s ‘F—ing Jews’ Tweet
Jewish actor Seth Rogen slammed conservative commentator Ann Coulter on Wednesday after she posted a tweet that referred to “f–king Jews.”
Criticizing the amount of references to Israel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made by GOP candidates during Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate, Coulter tweeted, “How many f–king Jews do these people think there are in the United States?”
.@AnnCoulter you’re a horrible fucking idiot.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 17, 2015
The right-wing pundit, famous for making controversial remarks — some of which have been deemed antisemitic — was widely criticized by Jewish groups for her comments. On Thursday, she sought to offer an explanation on social media, though stopped short of an apology for her offensive tweet.
She claimed her words had been taken out of context, and pointed to a preceding tweet that said, “Cruz, Huckabee Rubio all mentioned ISRAEL in their response to: ‘What will AMERICA look like after you are president.'”
Replying to one Twitter follower who called her comment antisemitic, Coulter said, “No: It’s pro-Semitic. Where is all the GOP pandering on Israel getting us? US becoming Mexico [is] very bad for Israel.”
Another Twitter user called her remark “disgusting” and accused her of anti-Jewish prejudice. In response, Coulter claimed she actually likes Jews and that her remarks were “not about Jewish people; it’s about Republican panderers.” She pointed out that she had also complained about GOP pandering on the issues of abortion and former President Reagan, but that it didn’t make her “a Reagan-hater or abortion-lover.”
Taking the criticism lightheartedly, Coulter also wrote sarcastically, “Boy were they wrong @ Jewish influence! I complained about pandering on Israel (Reagan & abortion) & haven’t heard a thing about it!”