NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Actress Julianna Margulies has issued an apology statement after facing backlash over her offensive comments about Black and LGBTQ supporters of Palestine on the November 21 episode of Andy Ostroy's podcast ''.
The Emmy Award winner unleashed a rant against the two minority communities' members for supporting Palestine in the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. The audio clips from the podcast went viral on X, leading to many criticizing her for inflammatory remarks against Black people and the LGBTQ community.
Julianna Margulies is 'horrified' by the reactions to her statement
The 57-year-old actress issued her apology statement via on December 1, a day after the backlash began.
"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. 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," said Margulies, who plays an LGBTQ journalist in 'The Morning Show'.