Star apologizes for working with anti-Semitic filmmaker

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Orange is the New Black and Star Trek: Voyager actress Kate Mulgrew was in a bit of hot water after news broke that she provided voiceover for a documentary funded by Robert Sungenis, an outspoken Holocaust denier. Titled The Principle, the film promotes the idea of a geocentric universe, where the sun revolves around the earth.

Mulgrew said she didn’t know what the film and its producer were about, and took the job as a financial opportunity, not an ideological endorsement. Mulgrew took to Facebook to voice her apology:


“I understand there has been some controversy about my participation in a documentary called THE PRINCIPLE. Let me assure everyone that I completely agree with the eminent physicist Lawrence Krauss, who was himself misrepresented in the film, and who has written a succinct rebuttal in SLATE. I am not a geocentrist, nor am I in any way a proponent of geocentrism. More importantly, I do not subscribe to anything Robert Sungenis has written regarding science and history and, had I known of his involvement, would most certainly have avoided this documentary. I was a voice for hire, and a misinformed one, at that. I apologize for any confusion that my voice on this trailer may have caused.”

— I.Z.

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