The Academy Award-winner, 77, was seen out walking on Wednesday donning an all-black outfit and a matching hat.
Sarandon smiled brightly and looked in high spirits just a day after PTO films said they were pulling her from an upcoming movie because of her recent anti-Jewish comments.
The production company that was considering Sarandon for a short film revealed to Page Six that they were no longer planning to work with her.
‘As a company, PTO Films would like to make it clear that Susan Sarandon’s views do not reflect the opinions of our organization,’ David Barroso, co-founder of the indie film company told the outlet.
Susan Sarandon was spotted beaming despite just being dropped by her production company for her anti-Semitic outburst at a pro-Palestine rally in NYC
The Academy Award-winner, 77, was walking down the streets of New York City on Wednesday wearing an all black outfit and a statement hat
Sarandon smiled brightly and looked in high spirits, even though her production company said that they were pulling her from an upcoming movie because of her recent anti-Jewish comments
Susan Sarandon during her anti-Jewish rant at a pro-Palestine rally in New York City
‘We were considering her for a short film, but due to her recent statements, we have decided to pursue other options,’ he told Page Six.
Sarandon was set to appear in the short film ‘Slipping Away,’ which appeared under her ‘upcoming’ projects on IMBD until this weekend.
The decision came just weeks after Sarandon attended a pro-Palestine rally in NYC and gave an impromptu speech, saying Jewish people ‘are getting a taste of what it feels like to be Muslim’ amidst the war with Hamas.
The remarks made at a November 17 pro-Palestine rally in New York City sparked widespread outrage, with critics saying they ignored the centuries of prejudice and antisemitism the Jewish community has endured.
Sarandon’s comments led to the 77-year-old being dropped by her long-term Hollywood representative, United Talent Agency – which is run by Jewish CEO Jeremy Zimmer.
The New York native apologized for her comments – which she described as ‘a terrible mistake’ – on Friday.
‘This phrasing was a terrible mistake, as it implies that until recently Jews have been strangers to persecution, when the opposite is true,’ she said.
She said the rally was ‘to highlight the urgent humanitarian crisis in Gaza and call for a ceasefire,’ and said she had not planned to speak at the gathering, but was invited to address the crowd.
‘Intending to communicate my concern for an increase in hate crimes, I said that Jewish Americans, as the targets of rising anti-Semitic hate, “are getting a taste of what it is like to be a Muslim in this country, so often subjected to violence”.’
The production company that was considering Sarandon for a short film revealed to Page Six that they were no longer planning to work with the star
Sarandon was set to appear in the short film ‘Slipping Away,’ which appeared under her ‘upcoming’ projects on IMBD until this weekend
Sarandon apologized for her comments – which she described as ‘a terrible mistake’ – on Friday
The decision came just weeks after Sarandon attended a pro-Palestine rally in NYC and gave an impromptu speech, saying Jewish people ‘are getting a taste of what it feels like to be Muslim’ amidst the war with Hamas
Sarandon said her words ignored ‘centuries of oppression and genocide in Europe’ as well as recent atrocities, such as the Tree of Life synagogue attack, which saw 11 murdered in October 2018 in Pittsburgh – the worst attack on the Jewish community in modern US history.
Sarandon added: ‘I deeply regret diminishing this reality and hurting people with this comment.
‘It was my intent to show solidarity in the struggle against bigotry of all kinds, and I am sorry I failed to do so.’
Since the October 7 terror attack by Hamas, which killed 1,200 Israelis, and the reprisals in Gaza, which have killed 15,000 Palestinians, Sarandon has attended several rallies in New York.
The veteran left-wing activist has been filmed joining in the chant ‘from the river to the sea,’ a battle cry used by pro-Palestinian activists and Hamas alike that many view as an anti-Semitic call for the destruction of Israel.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show star has also retweeted posts on X celebrating Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, who has been dogged for years with allegations of anti-Semitism.