Actor John Cusack offered an apology on Twitter after he got in hot water for tweeting an anti-Semitic cartoon and quotation and initially defending it, the AP reports. Cusack later deleted the post.
“The image showed a blue Star of David above a hand pushing down on a group of people accompanied by a quote frequently misattributed to the philosopher Voltaire: ‘To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize,'” the AP reports.
Cusack reportedly added the words “Follow the money.”
“The quotation is a reworking of one from American white nationalist and Holocaust denier Kevin Alfred Strom,” the AP reports. “Cusack initially defended the tweet against social media critics, accusing Israel of atrocities against Palestinians. He then blamed a ‘bot’ for the post before deleting it.”
Cusack later tweeted: “Made a mistake retweeting that — as I said — and sorry.”