It seems that the son of famous actor Michael Douglas has been through quite a shocking experience. The famous actor revealed that his son actually experienced anti-Semitism while being in Europe. The incident occurred when the whole family was traveling on the European continent, for a vacation, last summer.
“Last summer our family went to Southern Europe on holiday,” the Hollywood star revealed. “During our stay at a hotel, our son Dylan went to the swimming pool. A short time later he came running back to the room, upset. A man at the pool had started hurling insults at him,” he went on to add. Douglas claimed that he confronted the man who talked to his son and claimed that it definitely “was not a pleasant discussion.”
The anti-Semitic comments came as Dylan was wearing a Star of David when he entered the pool. The actor explained that his famous father was Jewish. However, his mom was not, so for a long time the family lost connection to Judaism. However, Dylan was the one who helped them reconnect to the religion, as Douglas claimed that sometimes during the moment of his Bar Mitzvah, his son developed a strong connection to Judaism.
“While some Jews believe that not having a Jewish mother makes me not Jewish, I have learned the hard way that those who hate do not make such fine distinctions,” the famous actor explained. “Anti-Semitism, I’ve seen, is like a disease that goes dormant, flaring up with the next political trigger,” he concluded.
Douglas also went on to explain that the rise of anti-Semitism might actually be linked to the political and economic struggles going on in Europe at the moment. However, the actor wanted to share that what happened to his son is not something normal or something that should be tolerated. Moreover, the actor shared that he was horrified with this entire experience.
Michael Douglas shared the fact that all people should work together to eradicate anti-Semitism completely. Douglas concluded that luckily, his son is a strong person and he is very lucky to live in a country where anti-Semitism is a rare thing.