Susan Sarandon dumped by Hollywood agency UTA over anti-Jewish rant

Oscar winner Susan Sarandon has been dropped by top Hollywood agency UTA after saying frightened Jews are “getting a taste of how it feels to be Muslim in America,” Page Six can reveal.

The 77-year-old actress has spent the past few weeks raging against Israel and is now under fire for her latest outburst in the wake of the October 7 attack by Hamas. 

Sources say several staffers at UTA were extremely hurt by Sarandon’s comments.

A UTA spokesperson told Page Six Tuesday the agency is no longer representing Sarandon.

Sarandon, the star of hit movies including “Thelma & Louise,” won her Oscar for “Dead Man Walking,” and had been a client of UTA since 2014.

Sarandon has appeared in two movies this year, DC spin-off “Blue Beetle,” which was a box-office flop, and rom-com “Maybe I Do,” with fellow veterans Diane Keaton, Richard Gere and William H. Macy, and has three other films in post-production.

Susan Sarandon spoke at a pro-Palestinian rally and march in NYC on Nov. 17.
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Sarandon joined protesters at the rally in NYC who were carrying placards calling for the destruction of Israel, with the message “From the river to the sea! Palestine will be free!”
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She enraged people with her comments at a pro-Palestinian protest in NYC last week.

“There are a lot of people afraid of being Jewish at this time, and are getting a taste of what it feels like to be a Muslim in this country,” she said.

Aviva Klompas, the former director of speechwriting at the Israeli Mission to the United Nations, wrote: “When Susan Sarandon said that Jews ‘are getting a taste of what it feels like to be a Muslim in this country’ she was saying that American Jews have it coming — that we don’t deserve to live free from harassment and assault.”

This left not just Jews fuming, but others including Asra Nomani, a Muslim Indian American who responded to Sarandon on X, formerly known as Twitter, with a list of the freedoms she and her parents enjoy in the US.

Sarandon clutches her Best Actress Oscar for playing Sister Helen Prejean in “Dead Man Walking” in 1996.
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Asra Nomani, a Pakistani refugee, raged about Sarandon on X, writing: “Go, live like a Muslim woman in a Muslim country. You will come back to America and kiss the land beneath your feet.”

Sharing a photo of herself with her parents, Nomani wrote: “‘Hi there Susan Sarandon,  this is my mom, my dad and me on the rail trail in Morgantown, West by God Virginia. Let me tell you what it means to be Muslim in America.

“My dad didn’t have to become a second-class indentured servant to one of the many tyrants of Muslim countries that use immigrants from India, like my family, as essential slaves…my dad got a job as an assistant professor of nutrition.

“He got rejected first for tenure but being Muslim in America meant he got a right like everybody got — his right to appeal and guess what? He won and he became a full professor.

Sarandon on the red carpet at the Country Music Association Awards in 2021.
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“My mom? Being Muslim in America meant she got to live FREE with the wind in her hair, like Masih Alinejad fights for women in the Muslim nation of Iran to be able to enjoy.”

Nomani also said she was able to give birth safely and freely to a baby out of wedlock in America — something that would have led to her death in some Muslim countries.

“This is a ‘taste’ of life for a Muslim family in America. Please don’t minimize the experience of Jewish Americans by sanitizing the hell that it is for Muslims living in Muslim countries and vilifying America for the life — and freedoms — she offers Muslims like my family,” she added.

“The Good Wife” star Julianna Marguiles called antisemitism in Hollywood “shocking” recently.
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“Go, live like a Muslim woman in a Muslim country. You will come back to America and kiss the land beneath your feet,” she said.

Last year, Sarandon shared a Twitter post comparing police gathered at the funeral of slain NYPD Detective Jason Rivera to fascists.

She has already left people appalled by reposting a tweet from a far-right account claiming that an Israeli helicopter had murdered Israeli citizens on October 7.

CAA top agent Maha Dakhil has stepped down from her leadership role at the agency in the wake of her own online comments, believed to be anti-Israel.
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Hollywood has suffered an uptick in antisemitism since October 7, as actress Julianna Marguiles noted to Variety.

As we revealed, CAA top agent Maha Dakhil — who represents Tom Cruise, Natalie Portman and Reese Witherspoon, among other A-listers — has been on a “listening tour” of Jewish leaders after she reposted an Instagram Story that read, “You’re currently learning who supports genocide,” adding: “that’s the line for me.”

She has stepped down from her leadership role at CAA.

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