Amber Tamblyn Blasts Hasidic Jews On Twitter, And They Weren’t Happy
Amber Tamblyn took to Twitter after claims that a Hasidic man nearly ran over her in Brooklyn this weekend while she was pushing her baby in a stroller.
“This is not the first time a man from the Hasidic community in NYC has attempted to harm me or other women I know,” the actress tweeted. “Any woman riding a bike through South Williamsburg can attest. I hope this guy is caught.”
“If anyone in Brooklyn near the intersection of Washington Ave and Atlantic Ave just saw a Hasidic man in a grey van try to hit a woman and her baby in a stroller as she crossed a crosswalk, honking and touching the stroller with the car’s bumper, please DM me,” Tamblyn said. “That woman was me.”
Thank you everyone for your kind words of support today. We are fine. But this is not the first time a man from the Hasidic community in NYC has attempted to harm me or other women I know. Any woman riding a bike through South Williamsburg can attest. I hope this guy is caught.
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) March 5, 2018
But people seemed to think she was attacking the Hasidic community at large.
“This isn’t the time to attack Orthodox Jews,” one person tweeted. “Let’s find these specific men and deal with it that way.”
Another said, “I don’t understand your tweets. For someone who is so politically woke, I don’t understand your generalizations of the Hasidic Jewish community. It sounds racist.”
“The Hasidic community is after @ambertamblyn? This doesn’t add up,” tweeted user @KatyGreen1234. “Still no mention if the police are investigating. I believe the incident occurred, but to say your a specific target?”
Another user said, “I don’t understand the descriptive either. Aren’t these specific men and not an entire Orthodox community of faith? I don’t get the hypocrisy.”
H/T: Page Six