Jamie Lee Curtis is among the people who have slammed Kanye West over his now-deleted tweet aimed at Jewish people. Fans have since been wondering if the actress is Jewish.
The Donda rapper has caused a social media storm after reportedly taking aim at the Jewish community in his now-deleted tweet. The Jewish Chronicle notes that the Yeezy founder’s post was labelled as a “vicious antisemitic comment” by the American Jewish Committee.
Jamie took to Twitter to react to Kanye’s commentspleading him to stop. The Halloween Ends (2022) actress also hit out at the rapper’s behaviour during a recent interview.
Is Jamie Lee Curtis Jewish?
Jamie Lee is part Jewish. Her father, the late actor Tony Curtis, was Hungarian-Jewish.
Tony was born Bernard Schwartz to Jewish immigrants from Hungary – Helen and Emanuel Schwartz, as per the New York Times.
Jamie and her sister, Kelly Curtis, are the daughters of the Spartacus (1960) star and American actress Jeanette Helen Morrison.
Tony married six times and his first marriage was with Jeanette. The pair tied the knot in 1951 and were together for 11 years until 1962.
Tony had a total of six children from his six marriages – Jamie Lee, Kelly, Alexandra, Nicholas, Ben and Allegra Curtis.
Actress slams Kanye West’s tweet about Jewish people
Jamie Lee took to Twitter on October 9th and slammed Kanye for his now-deleted post aimed at Jewish people.
The Freaky Friday actress noted in her tweet that Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, was just last week. She also noted how the Jewish community has already suffered a lot.
A part of Kanye’s highly controversial tweet read, as per People: “I’m going death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.”
In her recent interview with Today’s Hoda Kotb, an emotional Jamie reacted to Kanye’s comments by saying: “I mean, it’s bad enough that fascism is on the rise around the world, but on Twitter, on a portal, to pour that in? As if Jewish people haven’t had it hard enough?”
She also noted that she woke up and burst into tears after seeing Kanye’s post. The actress further said she immediately thought about her grandparents.
“It’s just abhorrent. It’s abhorrent behavior. I hope he gets help. I hope his children get help from him. It’s terrible,” a teary-eyed Jamie continued.
HITC has reached out to Kanye’s representative for comment but is yet to receive a response at the time of writing.
Jamie Lee stars in Halloween Ends 2022
As Halloween 2022 inches closer, horror fans are looking forward to watching a new batch of spooky films.
Jamie, who is best known for her roles in horror flicks like Halloween, Halloween II and Halloween H20 among others, is back with another thriller.
Her new film in 2022, Halloween Ends, also stars James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle, Andi Matichak and Kyle Richards.
The thriller is set four years after Jamie’s character Laurie’s last encounter with the masked killer, Michael Myers.
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