Melissa Joan Hart Speaks Out After Being Slammed For Alleged Anti-Semitic Remarks

The OG Sabrina SpellmanMelissa Joan Hart has denied making anti-semitic comments after being slammed by fans for her appearance in a religious podcast.

The 42-year-old discussed her faith with former The View co-host Paula Faris on her podcast, Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris. She addressed her decision to move her son from a Christian preschool to a traditional school.

“We don’t know if these people are good people,” the actress said she told her son. “We don’t know if they believe in Jesus.”

She adds that her son befriended a Jewish boy at school and asked his mom how his new pal would get to heaven.

“He really took the Jesus part to heart,” she said. “When a mum [of the child] called me with a problem in sixth grade I was like well, ‘Do I regret telling my son that we don’t know if people believe in Jesus, so we don’t know their character?’” Hart asked. “‘Is that a wrong thing to say? Did I set my son on the wrong path or was that the right thing to say and I should defend that?’”

Hart said she had some “heated” discussions with the Jewish boy’s mother after their children reached sixth grade: “Some problems came out of that,” she said.

The backlash to Hart’s comment was swift and heavy, with many of her fans accusing her of being anti-Semitic.

Read the article by Matt Galea on PEDESTRIAN.TV.