Mark Ruffalo sparks backlash over apology for Israel social media post 4 months ago

Mark Ruffalo sparks backlash over apology for Israel social media post

The actor has been criticised on social media following his public apology

The American actor Mark Ruffalo has sparked backlash after apologising for social media posts that suggested Israel is committing "genocide."

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During the course of the violent attacks in Gaza and Israel, Ruffalo took to Twitter to publicly show his support for Palestine.

In a tweet earlier this month, the actor said: "1500 Palestinians face expulsion in #Jerusalem. 200 protesters have been injured. 9 children have been killed. Sanctions on South Africa helped free its black people - it’s time for sanctions on Israel to free Palestinians. Join the call. #SheikhJarrah."

However, the actor has today apologised for his previous tweet, calling it "inflammatory."

He said in a Twitter post this morning: "I have reflected & wanted to apologize for posts during the recent Israel/Hamas fighting that suggested Israel is committing “genocide”. It’s not accurate, it’s inflammatory, disrespectful & is being used to justify antisemitism here & abroad. Now is the time to avoid hyperbole."

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However, many of Ruffalo's followers have criticised the actor for apologising.

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However, some praised the actor for reflecting and sharing his views.

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