Selma Blair apologises following backlash for anti-Islam comment

Selma Blair has issued an apology after being criticised for posting an anti-Islam comment on a video regarding the Israel-Hamas war. The actress apologised in a statement shared on Instagram, “This is a time of great pain and anguish for many around the world, but it is also a time to learn and better understand how words matter. In my comment, I mistakenly and inadvertently conflated Muslims with Radical Islamists and fundamentalists, a terrible err in my words, and resulted in hurting countless people I never meant to, and I deeply regret this. As soon as my error was brought to my attention, I deleted the comment. I respect and love all peace-loving communities, all over the world. It was my Muslim friends who helped educate and show me the way. I am committed to paying forward their love and understanding. We cannot allow ignorance and rage to become our downfall.” The Cruel Intentions actress was quickly slammed on social media last week after she commented on an Instagram video posted in defense of the Jewish community months after the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attacks. The actress wrote in a since-deleted comment, “Thank you so much. Deport all these terrorist supporting goons. Islam has destroyed Muslim countries and then they come here and destroyed minds. They know they are liars. Twisted justifications. May they meet their fate.”