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Bassem Youssef explains why he was excluded from ‘Superman: Legacy’

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef revealed the reason behind why his role was written out of the upcoming superhero movie “Superman: Legacy” (2025).

He indicated that his exclusion came due to his continued support for the Palestinian cause and publicly criticizing Israel and Zionism, such as during his interview with British journalist Piers Morgan.

Youssef topped trends on “X” platform (formerly Twitter) after he appeared in a press interview where he talked about his role being dropped.

When asked about the fiasco, Youssef explained:  “In the United States of America, you can criticize US President Joe Biden, politician, or former President of the United States, Donald Trump, but you cannot criticize the foreign policies of a foreign country, and this is unfortunate.”

He continued: “They told me, ‘We changed the script of the film after your interview with Piers Morgan,’ and I understood that those in power did not want me to participate, and I understand this very well. If I were an Arab Muslim and the head of Warner Brothers, I would not like a Zionist to participate in my film if he attacked my country, but when I attacked Israel and its policies, I did not attack Jews at the time.”

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