Julianna Margulies Tries To Walk Back Bigoted Comments Against Gays And Blacks: “I Am Horrified”

Posted December 1, 2023 by with 21 comments

Here were The Good Wife actress’s remarks on a podcast last month, in which Margulies said that because she plays a lesbian journalist on TV, she’s offended by gays who support Palestine. She seems totally sane:

And, of course, here she is today trying to walk back the insane comments, via Deadline:

Emmy winner Julianna Margulies says she is “horrified” by the reaction to a series of statements she had made about Black and LGBTQ Americans, largely college students.

“I am horrified by the fact that statements I made on a recent podcast offended the Black and LGBTQIA+ communities, communities I truly love and respect,” Margulies said in an exclusive statement to Deadline. “I want to be 100% clear: Racism, homophobia, sexism, or any prejudice against anyone’s personal beliefs or identity are abhorrent to me, full stop. Throughout my career I have worked tirelessly to combat hate of all kind, end antisemitism, speak out against terrorist groups like Hamas, and forge a united front against discrimination. I did not intend for my words to sow further division, for which I am sincerely apologetic.”

Margulies, who is Jewish, made the controversial comments on The Back Room with Andy Ostroy podcast where she railed against support for Palestine.

[Deadline]

I loved The Good Wife (well, except for that awful final season), and now I don’t think I can ever watch it again without thinking about this deranged asshole showing her true colors on a podcast. On the bright side, at least the whole Archie Panjabi feud finally makes sense.