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John Cusack says ‘bot’ was responsible for sharing anti-Semitic tweet

John Cusack claims a ‘bot’ was responsible for sharing anti-Semitic meme on his Twitter account

  • The tweet in question showed a hand with a Star of David pushing people down
  • It was accompanied by a Voltaire quote saying: ‘To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize’
  • Tweet has been deleted from Cusack’s account and the actor denied sharing it  
  • He claims he was reacting to ‘pro Palestinian justice’ and that ‘bot’ was to blame

John Cusack has claimed that a ‘bot’ is to blame for an anti-Semitic tweet that was shared on his Twitter account. 

The tweet in question showed a hand with a Star of David pushing people down with the caption ‘follow the money’. 

It was accompanied by a Voltaire quote that reads: ‘To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.’  

John Cusack has claimed that a ‘bot’ is to blame for an anti-Semitic tweet that was shared on his Twitter account

The tweet in question showed a hand with a Star of David pushing people down. It was accompanied by a Voltaire quote that reads: 'To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize'

The tweet in question showed a hand with a Star of David pushing people down. It was accompanied by a Voltaire quote that reads: ‘To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize’

The actor was immediately blasted on social media shortly after the tweet was shared. 

‘A bot got me,’ Cusack tweeted. ‘I thought I was endorsing a pro Palestinian justice retweet – of an earlier post – it came I think from a different source – Shouldn’t Have retweeted.’ 

The tweet has since been deleted but journalist, Yashar Ali slammed Cusack on Twitter. 

‘This is disgusting,’ Ali wrote, adding in another tweet that Cusack’s ‘bot excuse is absurd’. 

Ali also noted that Cusack had ‘defended’ the post in several quote tweets before deleting it. 

‘He added “Follow the money” so that’s a BS excuse,’ another Twitter user wrote. 

Another wrote: ‘How does a bot “get you” to write “follow the money” after sharing an overtly antisemitic image?’

‘Which bot told him to add the line about money,’ a third wrote. 

The tweet has since been deleted but journalist, Yashar Ali slammed Cusack on Twitter

The tweet has since been deleted but journalist, Yashar Ali slammed Cusack on Twitter

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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