Comedian and star of Comedy Central’s critically-acclaimed stoner comedy ‘Broad City’ Ilana Glazer was set to appear at an event in a local synagogue in an effort to encourage residents to vote in the midterm elections on Thursday night.
According to The New York Times, however, the event was canceled last minute after some anti-sematic graffiti was discovered on the venue. Hateful phrases and threats including “Die Jew Rats,” and “Jew better be ready” were written in black marker across the synagogue walls.
Glazer briefly took to the stage to inform the audience of the cancelation, thanking those who had gathered, and assuring them that they would be “following up with more” in the future. A fan posted a recording of this to Instagram, which you can watch below.
Glazer further discussed the incident on Friday’s edition of the podcast ‘Democracy Now!,’ saying “I can’t put these 200 people who came to listen in a safe space. I can’t put them in that danger.”
Sadly, given recent events in the country, these kinds of threats are not something to be taken lightly, leaving many fans disappointed, but understanding of the decision to cancel.