The liberal comedian Sarah Silverman is apologizing for a post that she shared on social media about the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Silverman, 53, told the Los Angeles Times that she has “no explanation” for why she didn’t fully read an Instagram post from a vlogger who tried to justify Israel cutting off food and electricity to residents of Gaza before sharing it.
“I did the worst thing you can do,” she said. “I was talking to a friend on Instagram, and I said, ‘I feel like people have just completely forgotten that there are hostages.’ They were like, ‘Totally,’ and they sent me whatever it was I posted. And I read just the top line and put it in my stories.”
Silverman, who has long been known to express radically liberal political views, went on to claim that she “usually makes very measured decisions.”
“I f—ed up,” she said. “I try…