Kushner blasts Chicago critic for “self-loathing Jew” remark

June 3, 2004
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Chicago Reader | Chicago Sun-Times
Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss wrote in a mini-review of Tony Kushner‘s “Caroline, or Change”: “Unfortunately, Kushner, in the classic style of a self-loathing Jew, has little but revulsion for his own roots.” Kushner didn’t get the apology he wanted, but the paper let him respond. “It is appalling that a playwright can be flatly accused of hating his own people without a single word cited from the play in question,” he wrote. “That’s appalling, and so is the fact that Ms. Weiss’ editors were willing to publish her offensive words without demanding that she produce evidence for them.”