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Actress and comedian Amy Schumer says she has lost a number of friends over her outspoken support of Israel in the weeks since Hamas terrorists launched unprecedented attacks on residential areas in the nation on Oct. 7, yet she remains proud she took a stand.
"I’m sad to have lost so many friends these last few weeks but feel powerful and free knowing I stand for the truth and will fight for it always," Schumer wrote in a post to Instagram on Tuesday.
"I’m a proud Jewish woman and have every right to be. Head high. Spirits high. Love to my fellow brothers and sisters."
The "Trainwreck" and "Snatched" star trended on X, formerly Twitter, on Wednesday afternoon as tensions rose over some content posted to her account, including a video clip of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., denouncing antisemitism and asserting Israel's right to exist.
Bernice King responded to the post, however, writing Tuesday on X, "Amy: Certainly, my father was against antisemitism, as am I. He also believed militarism (along with racism and poverty) to be among the interconnected Triple Evils. I am certain he would call for Israel’s bombing of Palestinians to cease, for hostages to be released…"
King called for a ceasefire in other posts, including one on Friday which read, "It is midnight in the Middle East and in the world, as Palestinians endure death and devastation, now including near-total cellular and internet blackout resulting from Israel's strikes. And as people weep for loved ones in Israel who were taken hostage and/or killed by Hamas.... (Read more)