Actress Sharon Stone makes ‘personal plea’ against antisemitism on social media

Actress Sharon Stone posted a video to her 3.3 million Instagram followers on Wednesday, telling them of a recent video she watched of an antisemitic incident in which an Orthodox Jewish rabbi was knocked unconscious by a young man.

“I rarely put up a personal plea of any kind, but I just watched a video of a young man taunting an Orthodox rabbi – who had his hands down. And this boy punched this rabbi. Just punched him and knocked him out for absolutely no reason other than the fact that he was being hateful,” said Stone, who is not Jewish herself.

“I just watched a video of a young man taunting an Orthodox rabbi – who had his hands down. And this boy punched this rabbi. Just punched him and knocked him out for absolutely no reason other than the fact that he was being hateful.”

Sharon Stone

“We’ve reached a point in our country – The United States of America – where we’re becoming divided by people who claim to be politicians, people who claim to be acting in our best interests. They’re not, they’re really not,” she said in her video.

“Love, kindness, humanity, decency, dignity – these are the things that are in our better interests and in the better interests of our children. We’re called the United States of America for a reason.”

Previous advocacy for Jewish rights

Stone also reposted a video by Jewish content creator Meir Kay on her Instagram last year with the caption “Fighting hate” to raise awareness of the dangers of antisemitism. Kay is known for his vlogs and interviews on YouTube.

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