‘Broad City’ Star Ilana Glazer Event Canceled After ‘Kill All Jews’ Vandalism at Brooklyn Synagogue

Read on: TheWrapTheWrap.

A political event hosted by “Broad City” star Ilana Glazer at a Brooklyn synagogue in New York was canceled Thursday night after someone vandalized the temple with anti-Semitic slurs, TheWrap has confirmed.

A custodian at Union Temple in Brooklyn Heights told the New York Post that several examples of hateful graffiti were found, including “Kill all Jews” written on one door.

Glazer was set to interview New York state senate candidates Andrew Gounardes and Jim Gaughran alongside journalist Amy Goodman. The event was set for 8:30 p.m., but was canceled about a half hour before it began, according to a rep for Union Temple.

Also Read: Pharrell Williams Sends Trump Cease-and-Desist Letter Over ‘Happy’ Use

A rep for Glazer did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. “I can’t put these 200 people who came to listen in a safe space … in that danger,” Glazer said Friday morning, according to Democracy Now on Twitter, an account associated with Goodman.

.@broadcity star and co-creator Ilana Glazer (@ilazer) decided to cancel an event with Amy Goodman at a Brooklyn synagogue Thursday night after the discovery of anti-Semitic messages on the walls: “I can’t put these 200 people who came to listen in a safe space… in that danger” pic.twitter.com/WY0RKR3Gcq

— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) November 2, 2018

That echoes what attendee Kathryn Gonzalez said on Facebook Thursday night: “[Glazer] didn’t feel comfortable ushering 200 people into the enclosed space.”

Also Read: ‘This Is Us’ Honors Victims of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

“I hope it doesn’t have a chilling effect on people going to vote,” Gounardes told the NY Post. “We can’t afford to stand in the silence or be scared or intimated.” He added: “This is not the New York City that any of us want to be living in.”

The slurs are being investigated as a hate crime by New York City police.

The event’s shutdown comes less than a week after 11 people were murdered, along with several others that were injured, during a shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The Anti-Defamation League called it the “deadliest attack” on American Jews in the nation’s history.

Also Read: ‘Daily Show’ Scolds Kellyanne Conway After ‘Late-Night Comedians’ Blamed for Synagogue Attack

It also comes at a time of rising anti-Semitic attacks in New York City.

“Contrary to what are surely the prevailing assumptions, anti-Semitic incidents have constituted half of all hate crimes in New York this year, according to the Police Department,” The New York Times noted on Wednesday. “To put that figure in context, there have been four times as many crimes motivated by bias against Jews — 142 in all — as there have against blacks. Hate crimes against Jews have outnumbered hate crimes targeted at transgender people by a factor of 20.”

Related stories from TheWrap:

Joe Scarborough Calls Trump Attack on George Soros ‘Anti-Semitic’ (Video)

Milo Yiannopoulos Banned From Venmo and PayPal for Anti-Semitic Stunt Targeting Jewish Writer

NRA’s Dana Loesch Deletes 2010 ‘Fired by a Jew’ Tweet That Some Call Anti-Semitic

Kellyanne Conway Blames Synagogue Shooting on ‘Anti-Religious’ ‘Late-Night Comedians’

Read on: TheWrapTheWrap.

In a Monday morning appearance on Fox News, Kellyanne Conway suggested “anti-religious” late-night comedians fostered an environment for the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting to take place.

“The anti-religiosity in this country that is somehow in vogue and funny to make fun of anybody of faith, to constantly be making fun of people that express religion — the late-night comedians, the unfunny people on TV shows — it’s always anti-religious,” Conway said, without naming particular hosts.

“These people were gunned down in their place of worship, as were the people in South Carolina several years ago,” Conway continued, referencing the nine people killed at a Charleston church in 2015. “And they were there because they’re people of faith, and it’s that faith that needs to bring us together.”

Also Read: Kellyanne Conway’s ‘Commander of Cheese’ Flub Gets Randy Rainbow’s Musical Spoof Treatment (Video)

Conway added: “This is no time to be driving God out of the public square.”

You can watch the clip below:

Kellyanne Conway suggests that “the late-night comedians” and “the unfunny people on TV shows” are responsible for the deadliest anti-Semitic massacre in American history. pic.twitter.com/h4n86dpSs4

— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) October 29, 2018

Conway’s statement comes after 11 people were killed on Saturday at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The FBI is investigating the attack as a hate crime after the suspect, Robert Bowers, had routinely posted anti-Jewish comments and memes on his social media accounts. Bowers was a vocal critic of President Trump online, believing the president was controlled by Jewish special interest groups.

Also Read: Watch Kellyanne Conway’s TV Interviews That Office of Special Counsel Says Were Illegal

“This was an anti-Semitic act,” Trump said in a speech on Saturday afternoon. “You wouldn’t think this would be possible.”

The Anti-Defamation League called it the “deadliest attack” on Jews in the history of the United States.
Related stories from TheWrap:

Kellyanne Conway Defends Trump for Mocking Christine Ford: ‘She’s Been Treated Like a Faberge Egg’ (Video)

Kellyanne Conway: ‘I’m a Victim of Sexual Assault’ (Video)

Kellyanne Conway: ‘Why Is Everybody so Obsessed With the President?’ (Video)