Susan Sarandon Dropped by UTA After Comments at a Pro-Palestine Rally

Susan Sarandon has been dropped by United Talent Agency, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

A talent agency spokesperson said UTA is no longer representing the Oscar winner. The parting of ways follows controversial remarks made at a pro-Palestinian rally in New York City’s Union Square on Nov. 17. “There are a lot of people afraid of being Jewish at this time, and are getting a taste of what it feels like to be a Muslim in this country, so often subjected to violence,” Sarandon told the rally, as she pointed to American Jews fearful over rising antisemitism.

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Long known as an outspoken advocate for progressive causes, Sarandon waded into the Israel-Hamas conflict having been a client of UTA since 2014. Before that, Sarandon was with then ICM Partners for 25 years.

Other controversial remarks in the wake of the Israel-Hamas conflict have rocked the Hollywood agency world elsewhere. CAA co-chief of the motion pictures department Maha Dakhil, whose A-list client roster includes Tom Cruise, Natalie Portman and Reese Witherspoon, had to apologize for an Instagram report that was critical of Israel amid its war in Gaza with the Hamas terrorist organization.

And Kitty Laing stepped down as head of comedy at United Agents, a top U.K. talent agency, but will remain with the company, after social media reposts and shares that were highly critical of Israel as that country fights a war in Gaza.



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