Selma Blair Faces Backlash Following Anti-Islam Social Media Comment Concerning Israel-Hamas War

Selma Blair is facing backlash after her Instagram account posted an anti-Islam comment on a video concerning the Israel-Hamas war.

In a clip posted on Instagram on Feb. 2, a user profile named Abraham Hamra appeared to be speaking out in defense of the Jewish community following the Hamas terrorist attacks on Oct. 7.

More from The Hollywood Reporter

A since-deleted comment on the video credited to Selma Blair said: “Thank you so much. Deport all these terrorist supporting goons. Islam has destroyed Muslim countries and then they come here and destroyed minds. They know they are liars. Twisted justifications. May they meet their fate.”

The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Blair’s rep for comment.

Following her comment on the Instagram video, some people took to X, formerly Twitter, to criticize the Cruel Intentions actress. One person wrote, “It’s quite something that Selma Blair can be such openly vile and bigoted and basically call for the death of an entire population with impunity but Melissa Barrera cannot share a link to donate to Palestinian refugees without her agency almost dropping her,” while another person added, “Selma Blair can be so openly racist,vile and genocidal , walk away freely,and still keep getting hired, on the other hand Melissa Barrera will be dropped out by her agency and get prosecuted because oh well,she shared a link to donate to Palestinian refugees!”

The posts mentioning Melissa Barrera are in reference to the actress being dropped from Scream VII in November 2023 after she shared a series of social media posts in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war.

“Gaza is currently being treated like a concentration camp,” Barrera wrote in one post on her Instagram Story at the time. “Cornering everyone together, with no where to go, no electricity no water … People have learnt nothing from our histories. And just like our histories, people are still silently watching it all happen. THIS IS GENOCIDE & ETHNIC CLEANSING.”

Susan Sarandon was also dropped by United Talent Agency last year after comments she made at a pro-Palestinian rally in New York City on Nov. 17.

Best of The Hollywood Reporter