Actress Amber Tamblyn was slammed on social media for tweeting that Hasidic Jewish men in New York attempted to harm her after she claimed she and her baby were almost hit by a van in Brooklyn, NY, on Sunday.
Tamblyn tweeted asking for the public’s help to track the driver, she described as a Hasidic man, after she and her infant child were almost hit.
In her following tweet, Tamblyn wrote Hasidic men in NYC have attempted to harm her and other women she knows in the past.
“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,” Tamblyn tweeted. “Any woman riding a bike through South Williamsburg can attest. I hope this guy is caught.”
Social media users criticized Tamblyn’s tweets that appeared to target members of the religious Jewish sect. Some of her followers said she was making generalizations about a large community of orthodox Jews.