Amber Tamblyn Called ‘Racist’ After Tweetstorm About ‘Hasidic Man’ by the Forward

Amber Tamblyn Called ‘Racist’ After Tweetstorm About ‘Hasidic Man’

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The actress Amber Tamblyn received a backlash of criticism on Twitter after she tweeted about nearly being run over by a “Hasidic man” in a van,” Page Six reported.

Tamblyn said that on Sunday she was pushing her daughter in a stroller in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when a Hasidic man driving a van nearly ran her over as she crossed the street.

This is not the first time a man from the Hasidic community in NYC has attempted to harm me or other women I know,” Tamblyn wrote in a tweet. “Any woman riding a bike through South Williamsburg can attest.”

It is unclear if Tamblyn filed a police report about the incident or what might have made her believe that the driver acted intentionally.

Tamblyn received both support and ridicule on Twitter.

“For someone who is so politically woke, I don’t understand your generalizations of the Hasidic Jewish community,” wrote one person in response to Tamblyn’s tweets. “It sounds racist.”

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Amber Tamblyn Called Racist After ‘Hasidic’ Tweetstorm

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