Melissa Joan Hart Responds to Anti-Semitic Comments Backlash: I'm Just Trying to Explain Better

The 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' actress is accused of 'raising her kids to be anti Semitic' after she appears to question if Jewish are good people on her podcast.

AceShowbiz - Melissa Joan Hart denied being an anti-semitic amid backlash. Previously, the "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" actress was accused of making anti-semitic comments after she talked about her parenting decisions in an episode of a podcast.

On "Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris" podcast released on Wednesday, January 2, the 42-year-old actress explained how she didn't feel comfortable when her son had befriended a Jewish child when he moved from Christian preschool to a traditional one.

She told her son, "We don't know if these people are good people. We don't know if they believe in Jesus.” When this belief was challenged, she asked herself, " 'Do I regret telling my son that we don't know if people believe in Jesus, so we don’t know their character? Is that a wrong thing to say?' "

Of course, this episode made Twitter go ballistic as fans claimed to be "disappointed" in her over her allegedly offensive remarks. One user said, "As a Jewish fan, I'm really disappointed in @MelissaJoanHart." Another said in a lenghty tweet, "I grew up idolizing @MelissaJoanHart . She was Clarissa she explained to all to me. She was Sabrina and she showed me the world was magic. Devastating to know that she thinks I'm a bad person bc I'm a Jew. That she wouldn't want her kids to play with mine. F**king heart breaking."

Others opted to tell her to be careful when judging people. A person said, "@MelissaJoanHart I'm an atheist. I don't believe in Jesus. Though I don't have nearly the $ you do, I donate money, clothing, food, and other things to people in need whenever I can." Meanwhile one other simply said, "Be careful. God forbid you ever need a Jewish doctor."

However, the actress attempted to defense herself on an Instagram post on Saturday, January 5. She replied to a fan, explaining that she was only "trying to explain" things better to her son. She wrote, "I've been studying religion for the past 8 years and am learning more everyday. I try to never judge anyone... unless they put ice in their wine..."


Melissa Joan Hart clarifying her previous statement.

She continued, "But I was simply telling my son that we knew the people at his old school, even down to their faith beliefs. The new kids in school, we didn't know a thing about so he was going to have to judge for himself. In the podcast I talk about how he focused in on the Jesus part and it opened up discussions with friends and neighbors that might be tricky for children to navigate. I never said Christians are superior. Just trying to explain better."

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