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Actress Amber Tamblyn is facing backlash after claims she was nearly struck by a "Hasidic man" driving a van while pushing her child in a stroller across a Brooklyn street.
Tamblyn says the incident happened Sunday on Washington and Atlantic avenues in front of the Barclays Center around 11:30 a.m.
The actress took to Twitter shortly after the incident writing, "If anyone in Brooklyn near the intersection of Washington Ave and Atlantic Ave just saw a Hasidic man in a grey van try to hit a woman and her baby in a stroller as she crossed a crosswalk, honking and touching the stroller with the car’s bumper, please DM me. That woman was me."
If anyone in Brooklyn near the intersection of Washington Ave and Atlantic Ave just saw a Hasidic man in a grey van try to hit a woman and her baby in a stroller as she crossed a crosswalk, honking and touching the stroller with the car’s bumper, please DM me. That woman was me.— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) March 4, 2018
Many were quick to jump in and defend Tamblyn.
Others were not so sympathetic toward her second tweet the following day.
“Any woman riding a bike through South Williamsburg can attest,” she wrote. “I hope this guy is caught.”
Thank you everyone for your kind words of support today. We are fine. But this is not the first time a man from the Hasidic community in NYC has attempted to harm me or other women I know. Any woman riding a bike through South Williamsburg can attest. I hope this guy is caught.— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) March 5, 2018
I follow you on here and fb but like...I hope you see how cringeworthy that kind of comment would be about *any* other ethnic / religious group. I have issues with the restrictions in Hasidim and Orthodoxy but to make such sweeping generalizations....cmon. Let’s do better?— ?Lindsay G? (@linzlovesyou) March 5, 2018
Hey @ambertamblyn this seems really scary! Unfortunately, linking it to a whole group that already has a hard time is also scary. The trouble is referencing a 'community' versus individuals. Note the 'they' versus 'our'/'us' convo that has ensued. Please consider. Best wishes ??— ZED Tupling (@ZEDTupling) March 5, 2018
Racism and anti semitism is alive and thriving in the USA. Exhibit a: Amber Tamblyn— KTC Concierge (@KTCconcierge) March 5, 2018
When I read your 1st tweet about a Hasidic man touching your kids stroller I sympathized with your anger but when I read your 2nd tweet generalizing and racially profiling “Hasidic” men I realized I’m dealing here with another vile antisemite racist who probably needs mental help pic.twitter.com/VXTOAcXpCa— Gary Schlesinger (@GarySchlesinger) March 5, 2018
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