Selma Blair Apologizes for Islamophobic Comment I’ll Do Better Next Time!!!

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Selma Blair recently found herself in hot water due to an Islamophobic comment she made on social media. In response, she has issued an apology and pledged to improve her behavior.

Here’s the backstory: Last week, Selma Blair found herself in the spotlight after making a controversial comment on an Instagram post. The post discussed Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush voting against a measure banning Hamas terrorists from immigrating to the U.S.

Selma’s comment, which has since been deleted she wrote … “Deport all these terrorist supporting goons. Islam has destroyed Muslim countries and then they come here and destroy minds. They know they are liars. Twisted justifications. May they meet their fate.”

Selma faced significant backlash from folks who said she was a raging, Islamophobic bigot.

In an apology shared Tuesday on IG, Selma says, “This is a time of great pain and anguish for many around the world, but it is also a time to learn and better understand how words matter. I commented on a post by Abraham Hamra regarding two congress members who are against banning October 7th Hamas terrorists from entering the USA. ”

“In my comment, I mistakenly and inadvertently conflated Muslims with Radical Islamists and fundamentalists, a terrible err in my words, and resulted in hurting countless people I never meant to, and I deeply regret this,” she said. “As soon as my error was brought to my attention, I deleted the comment. Hate and misinformation are amplified so easily these days.”

“This time by my own hands. In this instance, I erred in my writing and I fully recognize how I contributed to the Muslim community being understandably very upset. I respect and love all peace-loving communities, all over the world,” Selma added.

Selma Blair

Selma continued,“ It was my Muslim friends who helped educate and show me the way. I am committed to paying forward their love and understanding. We cannot allow ignorance and rage to becomes our downfall. I raise my hand in humility and volunteer to break the chain. Those who know me, know that wherever I go, I try to create branches to hold onto, bridges to meet on for all marginalized communities. I am dedicated to tolerance and peace for all who want it – not hate.”

“I apologize to those in the Muslim community who I offended with my words. I apologize to my friends. And I apologize to anyone I hurt. And I will do better. With appreciation, love and respect,” Selma concluded.

Let us appreciate the courage it takes to admit mistakes and commit to positive change.

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Michelle Watson

Michelle Watson is a national news editor for usnewsdaily national newsgathering team. Prior to joining the desk, Michelle worked to vet and research stories for the Row, usnewsdaily editorial judgement body.Since joining usnewsdaily in 2017, Michelle has played a role in a number major stories for usnewsdaily including the network’s coverage of the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Irma after it made landfall and the tragic shooting deaths of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. She also worked with usnewsdaily political team fact checking the 2020 presidential election.Michelle holds a degree from Louisiana State University in Mass Communication with a minor in history.
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