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‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Disables Instagram Comments After Receiving Antisemitic Abuse Over Tribute to Relative Who Survived Holocaust


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Laura Pradelska during a BBC Radio interview. Photo: Screenshot.

“Game of Thrones” actress Laura Pradelska disabled the comments on her Instagram page after social media users attacked her with antisemitic messages because of her Jewish background, she told BBC Radio on Monday.

Pradelska posted on Instagram on Sunday, in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a tribute to her great-grandmother, who was liberated from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945 at the end of World War II.

The following day, she told BBC Radio about the antisemitic abuse she received, saying, “You would be amazed at some of the comments I get. I have disabled my comments on my Instagram, simply because my skin wasn’t thick enough to take it.”

Pradelska, best known for her role as Quaithe in “Game Of Thrones,” said the messages were mostly in connection with Israel and “completely uncalled for because I tend to post pretty pictures, or pictures of rehearsal or of work that I do.”

“And I am outspoken, and I do work with organizations,” she added. “That doesn’t mean I necessarily have to have a political opinion, and I’m not really equipped to go into major discussions.”

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