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Halle is Berry Sorry About Anti-Semitic Remark

Halle is Berry Sorry About Anti-Semitic Remark

Halle Berry apologized last night after she made an anti-Semitic joke while taping The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Friday afternoon.

An audience member told Page Six, Halle was showing photos of herself when she said, “Here’s where I look like my Jewish cousin!” and showed a shot of herself with a huge nose.

Halle said, “I so didn’t mean to offend anybody – and after the show I realized it could be seen as offensive, so I asked Jay to take it out, and he did. What happened was I was backstage before the show and I have three girls who are Jewish who work for me. We were going through pictures to see which ones looked silly, and one of my Jewish friends said [of the picture], ‘That could be your Jewish cousin!’ And I guess it was fresh in my mind, and it just came out of my mouth. But I didn’t mean to offend anybody.”

You can watch Halle‘s appearance on Leno here (the anti-Semitic remark was cut out).

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  • Regina

    She actually said that? Damn, she’s going to get a lot of HATE for that. LMAO.

  • Regina

    Oh and I heard no one laughed and Leno said “I’m glad you said that and not me.”. LOL.

  • minxx

    This is an anti-semitic comment? She just said she looked like her Jewish cousin. What’s anti-semitic about that? Please.

  • jocasta666

    Based on her explanation, I’ve shown my husband (yet again) that there are certain things you can say that others can’t (and everyone knows what I mean) and vice versa.

    She heard this from one of her assistants and laughed … but then repeated it. I have no idea if someone Jewish had said this that it would have been offensive. I won’t venture a guess.

    BUT she has to learn to think before speaking JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.

    Mainly because she’s in a public venue, she’s famous, and a role model of sorts.

    Well, to some.

    And note to self: That Nazi outfit that my little female black self wore to her BFFs Halloween party back in the 1980s WAS funny. Yeah. It was the University professor who didn’t have a sense of humor. Right. My friends all laughed and thought it was cute! Uh huh. *Rolls eyes in embarrassment at youthful idiocy of self*

    JoC

    PS…I know: shut up.

  • heli

    she is very stupid (and ugly)
    and not all the Jewish have a huge nose.
    i am a Jewish and i find that very insulting and no i dont have a big nose.
    stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • becky

    here in england halle appeared on the chris moyles radio show and accused the host, chris moyles of being racist because they did a skit and he said ‘he was a big fat black american cop’ (hes an english white fat man).

  • nina

    Halle Berry is not an actress because of her intelligence, and we all know that!

  • no big deal

    all this uptight PC stuff is ridiculous. take a joke, people! i’m of 8 different ethnicities and i laugh at every single one of them! deal!

  • Ella

    here in england halle appeared on the chris moyles radio show and accused the host, chris moyles of being racist because they did a skit and he said ‘he was a big fat black american cop’ (hes an english white fat man).

    LMAO, I remember that. When she was promoting X3. What a stupid hypocrite.

  • Natalie

    At least she apologized for it

  • magnus MFA

    Jewish people DO have big noses. And they’re short. Not 100% but for the most part.

    Get over yourselves. If her ass had looked flat and she’d said she looked like a white woman everyone would be fine.

    Grow up you whiney little pricks.

    It’s not like she said she bought that dress for a good price because she jewed down the store clerk.

  • Omar

    I’m sure her “Jewish cousin’s nose” isn’t any bigger than the one Halle was born with.

  • halle=lame

    she needs to just shut up and go away.tired of her.she thinks she can get away with saying ignorant stuff because she is pregnant.pretty.academy winner.no.she should get called out in the media for her comments.

  • thats_right

    #5 stop whining thats what I hate about the jews god forbid if someone even says something thats its not even that insulting what the hell get over it take it easy so are you going to torture this poor woman because she said that? Is her career over now? Scince we all know that jews have the power in Hollywood, have control of the Media, control of the White House, or are you going to torture her like you did to Mel Gibson ughhhhhhhhh stop it with your anti-semetic cries I did not see anything bad and she apologised hundred times so get over it.

  • Pandora

    Oh, c’mon. Surely Halle *NOSE* better than that. She should have said “And this is *my* nose pre-plastic surgery”.

    Anyway you slice it, it’s a rude comment coming from a sorta black woman who has claimed forever to be the viction of stereotyping, racism, etc.

    Then again, she’s a dim bulb, that Halle.

  • pipi

    uh oh, there goes all the good award buzz for her role. Isn’t her mom Jewish?

  • KC

    A lot of Jewish people do have big noses so what? It’s a common stereotype like many others. It’s not like she meant to offend anyone. People are so damn uptight and fake PC.

  • Regina

    Halle Berry never had any good awards buzz. All of it is now going to Benicio Del Toro.

  • jenny

    I bet the “Jews” are sorry now that they gave her that Oscar cause they thought they had to…she manipulated that scenario and she’ll manipulate this one, just like she’s manipulating that no heartbeat boy toy… isn’t he going to defend her honor???? can’t wait til he starts to speak… get your popcorn ready…

  • Jew4halle

    I think Halle’s joke was funny, even as a Jewish female with a large nose. Those Jews who are offended have some kind of insecurity and need to seek help for low self-esteem. Take your anger and channel it into a better cause, like weeding out the real anti-Semites in Washington.

  • heli

    14 thats_rigwhy
    why she is poor because she is pregnat? and jews dont rule the world get over it!! and i dont “whining” but is very irritating me that people including because i able to said bad thing about other race to but i will never do that and because is not right to said “all of …. have….”

  • lula29

    Her nose wasn’t big before the supposed plastic surgery.

    I don’t know. I have a couple of Jewish friends who make jokes like this a lot, but I get that I’m not suppose to repeat it, because I believe it would be offensive if I said it.

    I’m glad she at least apologized.

  • WTH?

    She is an asshole and not even a good actress. Like tom cruise … he’s an ass but he can still act.

  • Naima

    Ok seriously why is this offensive??? Anytime anyone sais anything about Jews they are labeled as anti-semitic. What about all those old jewish men running hollywood and creating films with black stereotypes and allowing the constant use of the word “nigga” I supposed they are labled as creative right. Double standard all the way shame on any Jew who is petty enough to make an issue out of this. Free speach does not stop with Jews, this is America, you don’t like it go to Israel where killing Palestinians is a national passtime!!!!!

  • Jewish

    i’m jewish and i think people shuldn’t take this so seriously. this comment doesn’t make her anti-semitic it’s just an unwise comment.
    but i saw some comments here like “”Jewish people DO have big noses. And they’re short. Not 100% but for the most part.”" this is a stupid comment! and the man who wrote this is stupid! i don’t have big nose at all! and i’m not short!

  • http://justjared paula abdul

    She sure look like my jewish cousin.

  • http://justjared paula abdul

    No ,No.My jewish cousin nose is bigger.

  • thats_right

    #21 haaaaaaaa yah right please save the tears who is running the media today? who is running the White House? and no she is not poor because she is pregnant she is poor that she has to look over her shoulder all the time to see how the jews react about it for little things like that and as I said before she apologised and explained the situation. I’m sure not all the jewish people cry for little things like that but I hate it when they start screaming anti-semetic for every little things…..

  • Flisbeth

    God ppl are sensitive if they get affended by a comment like that!

  • magnus MFA

    i’m jewish and i think people shuldn’t take this so seriously. this comment doesn’t make her anti-semitic it’s just an unwise comment.
    but i saw some comments here like “”Jewish people DO have big noses. And they’re short. Not 100% but for the most part.”” this is a stupid comment! and the man who wrote this is stupid! i don’t have big nose at all! and i’m not short!

    __________________

    Holy crap how dumb are you?

    ME
    Not 100% but for the most part.

    YOU
    I’m a jew and not short or have a big nose!

    NOT 100% means NOT ALL YOUR MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Most ARE short and have big noses. So? We can’t all be attractive. lol

    At least your neurotic too.

    And here’s my point. Thanks to all who walked into it. She says something harmless. You cry and whine. People get fed up and really unload on you. That’s how it works. You want to cry? You’ll get something to cry about.

    And to the brain dead a hole who mentioned weeding out the anti semites in Washington…are you high? How about doing away with the Israeli lobbiests in Washington!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • D.

    How come it’s only okay to make fun of the whites and the asians?

  • Jewish girl

    Free speach does not stop with Jews, this is America, you don’t like it go to Israel where killing Palestinians is a national passtime!!!!!

    _________________________________________

    yas is OK i really for the right of speach but is dont OK to be racist.and dont i will dont go to Israel because this is my home and you really stupid because the Palestinian are the one that killing is there national passtime !!!!!!

    and i have vary big family and most of us have a small nose so dont said all tha Jewish have…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • anonymous

    no oscar for her this year and no more revenue for her movie. it’s going to take a skydive to the bottom of the box office now.

  • Jewish

    # 24 i’m a proud israeli jewish! if you have feelings of inferiority and have problems with my country/jewish people you can go cry around the corner! i’m holding myself from giving a commet about what you said on my country, you ignorant!

    jewish people rule!

  • stefanie

    That was anti-Semitic? Geez! PC in overload.

  • thats_right

    yas is OK i really for the right of speach but is dont OK to be racist.and dont i will dont go to Israel because this is my home and you really stupid because the Palestinian are the one that killing is there national passtime !!!!!!

    and i have vary big family and most of us have a small nose so dont said all tha Jewish have…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ______________________________________________________________________

    Stop it you are acting you are the victim we all know what Israelis are doing to the palestinians. You forgot about the Lebanon who bombed Lebanon? who killed the innocent civilians in Lebanon? So Stop playing the victim.

  • Jewish

    # 30 YOU
    blablabla

    ME
    whatever, i’m not neurotic i just gave a comment to aan un wise comment.
    i know what 100% means and it is not 100% and not MOST at all!

  • proud israeli jewish

    24 Naima
    you are vary idiot you rally dont no what going on between the israelis and the Palestinians i am from israel (ans i vary proud of that) and i will tell you that you dont love to kill for pleasure is called s-e-l-f d-e-f-e-n-s-e because we will dont sit and watch them kill us!!!!!!!

  • Jewish

    # 36 dont speak if you dont now! and clearly you dont know NOTHING
    you dont know why it happend and what happend in Israel. you just know what the media. said you dont know how many innocent people (in Israel) was killed and how hars it was for them to stay over a month inside shelters. so think before you say something you dont know at all.
    i dont critic you’ im just giving you something to think about.

  • thats_right

    Here they cut that part oh wow big freaking deal so they can save Haley’s career we don’t want the Jewish producers who are controlling Hollywood to get mad at Halley now do we? loooool what a joke

    http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/16719253.html

  • thats_right

    #39 cmon you know I’m right the media? The mediaaaaaaaaaa how dare you say that the media is always on your side when have you ever heard CNN bad mouth the israelis or other local stations when? I have to go to BBC to read some normal news I understand Israelis had losts also but don’t you dare compare the lost with Lebanese people, you destroy their homes, you destroy their schools, you took away their parents, you took away their kids, by killing them of course, and yet you are trying to explain me something?

  • aNN

    Everyone has become so ultra sensitive and politically correct that it’s sickening. With all that is going on in the world and the horrible things that are said and done every day, I do not think people should be so highly offended at an innocent joke. Get over it already and lighten up. Spend your energy and time for issues that truly need to be addressed in this day and age – not your sensitive little egos. LOL Many people are constantly being unjustly hurt in so many serious ways (emotionally and physically) and here people are crying and complaining that their poor little feeling are hurt because of something that was said on a late night comedy show. How do such poor little fragile things make it through a day in the real life? Save your hurt, shock and judgment for real racist issues that need to be seriously looked at and addressed.

  • from israel

    *36 how you know all that????? from TV??????
    i am from israel and what you write is piece of bullshit and if you want to know Lebanon hurt and kill a lot of innocent people from israel to that were months in shelters

  • Vanessa

    She apologized. That should end the story. She is beautiful by the way, to the person who said she was ugly. Come on!

  • I’m a Jew and i’m not blue

    okay I’m jewish and i’m not offended by this anyone that think its anti-semitic is crazy now don’t get me wrong naturally some people might get offended but i don’t really think its that serious it was a joke her assitant said about it and she repeated it she wasn’t offended when her assitant said that pic made her look jewish she taught it was funny and when she said it she didn’t have any ill-intent thats why she apologized for it cause she don’t want peoples feeling to be hurt so again its really not that serious also its not anti-semtic cause only eastern european jews have big noses I should know I have one lol its not serious people its really not

  • what the hell

    what plastic surgery? she neva had any plastic surgery and she just repeated what her JEWSIH friend said about her, i don’t think she wanted to insult anyone

  • Lady

    Has anyone even read this post in its entirety?

    HALLE BERRY: “What happened was I was backstage before the show and I have three girls who are Jewish who work for me.

    We were going through pictures to see which ones looked silly, and one of my Jewish friends said [of the picture], ‘That could be your Jewish cousin!’ And I guess it was fresh in my mind, and it just came out of my mouth. But I didn’t mean to offend anybody.”

  • thats_right

    #42 you are the biggrst bull shit well ya what do you expect coming that out of Israel stop whining you are not the victim you are killing so many innocent civilians the only reason you can get away with murder is because America supports you unfortunately.

  • Jane Doe

    The phrase anti-semetic is used entirely too loosely. What she said amounts to a white/black/latino what have you joke. If this had been ANY other race no one would be talking about it. NO ONE.

  • LA

    I DONT GET IT ALOT OF JEWISH COMEDIANS MAKE FUN OF ASIANS LOOK LIKE
    DON WRINKLES AND OTHERS
    BUT THEY NEVER GET SLACK FOR IT

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