A celebrated London theater, that utilized to beryllium a synagogue, has issued an apology pursuing a Saturday incident wherever respective Jewish attendees said they were forced retired of nan constitution erstwhile a comedian urged nan assemblage to chant "free Palestine" and "get nan f—k out."
In a connection posted to X, Soho Theatre said they were "sorry and saddened" by nan incident that took spot during a capacity by comedian Paul Currie. The theatre besides revealed that they would analyse what transpired aft assemblage members said they were "upset" and "hurt" by nan behaviour of nan assemblage and nan onstage act.
"We return this very earnestly and are looking into nan item of what happened arsenic thoroughly, arsenic sensitively and arsenic quickly arsenic we can. It is important america that Soho Theatre is arsenic welcoming and inclusive spot for all," nan connection continued.
According to accusation provided by a Jewish attendee to nan Campaign Against Antisemitism, astir 200 group attended nan one-hour "Shtoom" show wherever Currie allegedly led his assemblage successful discriminatory chanting.
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Toward nan extremity of nan performance, Currie brought a Ukrainian and Palestinian Authority emblem onstage and asked nan crowd to applaud. After everyone returned to their seats, Currie noticed a young Israeli man sitting successful nan 2nd statement who did not stand. He asked nan man why he did not participate and whether he enjoyed nan show.
"I enjoyed your show until you brought retired nan Palestinian Authority flag," nan man allegedly replied.
The anonymous attendee said things escalated erstwhile Currie began shouting astatine nan man, saying things for illustration "get retired of my show," "f—k off" and "get nan f—k retired of here," according to Campaign Against Antisemitism.
The attendee described emotion uncomfortable arsenic nan assemblage began chanting on pinch nan comedian, yelling "get out" and "free Palestine" until nan man and those he came to nan show pinch left.
The eyewitness and friends past approached a head to study what had happened, but nan worker appeared unhelpful and much concerned pinch different tasks. She allegedly told them to "back disconnected and guidelines further distant from her" and asked them to nonstop an email detailing nan complaint.
The head allegedly besides dismissed nan concern, noting they "support free reside astatine Soho Theatre."
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"Our friends later received a connection from personification they knew who had besides been astatine nan show, saying that aft we left, nan business became moreover much inflamed," an attendee told Campaign Against Antisemitism. "The chanting carried connected for rather immoderate time. Currie turned to nan assemblage and said: ‘I whitethorn get into problem for this. Can you guarantee you constitute immoderate affirmative worldly astir maine connected societal media?’"
"Leaving nan theater, I felt threatened. I didn’t cognize if I was going to get physically assaulted. We were each shaken. We were highly upset and anxious," nan attendee added. "It felt for illustration we were invited successful nan theatre arsenic agelong arsenic our identities of Jews weren’t known, and nan infinitesimal our identities were known, we felt threatened."
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A Campaign Against Antisemitism spokesperson said nan incident was "atrocious" and announced they are moving pinch a squad of lawyers to guarantee "those who instigated and enabled it are held to account."
"These allegations are of profoundly disturbing discriminatory maltreatment against Jews. Comedians are rightly fixed wide latitude, but hounding Jews retired of theaters is reminiscent of humanity’s darkest days and must person nary spot successful cardinal London successful 2024," nan spokesperson said.
Currie did not return Fox News Digital’s petition for comment.