Jewish actor Seth Rogen had a succinct response to an antisemitic tweet from an account that was subsequently disabled.
The deleted tweet written by the now defunct account “@NellyHusz” and obtained via screenshot by Indy 100 read:
“I had a dream last night where all the Jewish people converted to Catholicism. One can hope and pray.”
Rogen—who is notorious for being outspoken against antisemitism—wrote in response:
People praised Rogen for shutting down the hateful message.
I came here to say exactly that. So thanks.
— Tara Jane Disco (@anateboteo) September 9, 2020
What I love about Seth Rogen is literally everything.
— Chaparrita (@willab86) September 9, 2020
Welcome back brother
— Alex Ryvchin (@AlexRyvchin) September 9, 2020
— Amy Marie (@MomIsFiredUp) September 9, 2020
People were not afraid to reference the deleted account holder @NellyHusz.
15th century called and they want Nelly back!
— Nile (@_Nile_) September 9, 2020
I had a dream last night but Nelly wasn’t in it.
— JM (@jmashNZ) September 9, 2020
Nelly getting ratio’d. Solidarity, Seth.
— Sooz Kempner (@SoozUK) September 9, 2020
In an interview with Haaretz earlier this year, the 38-year-old actor challenged the antisemitic perception that “Jews are in charge and control” in Hollywood while promoting his HBO comedy/drama film, An American Pickle.
“I personally haven’t found it incredibly hard to juggle. I try to call out antisemitism where I see it.”
“I know for a fact that antisemitic people also do thrive in Hollywood—so the notion that Jews control the careers of everyone in Hollywood is wildly inaccurate.”
“It’s not a reality I have a hard time grappling with: I know factually that Jews do not control every element of Hollywood.”
“If they did, there would be a lot of people who are working who would not be.”
“The notion of calling out antisemitism within Hollywood is easy to me, especially because it’s my home community—Hollywood, not Jews.”