The actor apologized for retweeting an anti-Semitic meme after he had criticized online.
The picture depicts a hand, stamped with the David Star and pushes down a group of people. It contained the quote "To learn who rules over you, just find out who you are not allowed to criticize."
BBC – and offended Twitter users – said that while the proverb is often misrepresented to French philosopher Voltaire, it was actually spoken by the white nationalist Kevin Strom.
Initially, Cusack brought the criticism and said he lost " a bot
" for an account that favored the Palestinians' rights. At one point he removed the picture. He wrote that he made an error retweeting it
"and that he is" anti-fascist in every respect. "
Later, he wrote that" it is clear that although it was the flag of Israel and even if you do not have anti-Semitic bone in your body, it is still an anti-Semitic cartoon. "
Hours later he issued a more complete apology. have engaged to express my thoughts and opinions, but the material I shared has not now or never represented my views in any form or form. "