Will Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem's Careers Suffer After Israel Letter?

Will Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem's Careers Suffer Over Israel Letter Backlash?
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The fighting in Gaza may have stopped for now, but acting couple Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are still feeling the heat after they condemned Israel’s military strikes as “genocide.”

Their antagonizing words – and subsequent attempts to clarify their position and offer support for the Jewish people – have been less than receptive among fellow celebrities and Hollywood producers.

In a strongly worded letter, actor Jon Voight said Cruz, 40, and Bardem, 49, should “hang their heads in shame,” while Hollywood exec Ryan Kavanaugh said the letter signed by the couple and 100 other artists and filmmakers – including director Pedro Almodovar – “makes his blood boil.”

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