Joey King reveals she first experienced anti-Semitic outbursts when she joined Insta at age 12

Joey King has opened up about facing anti-semitism at the age of 12 and also having trauma counselors on the sets of Holocaust series 'We Were the Lucky Ones' set'.

Actress Joey King, who gained major fandom with her work in ‘The Kissing Booth’ franchise, has opened up about facing anti-semitism at the age of 12 and also having trauma counselors on the sets of Holocaust series ‘We Were the Lucky Ones’ set’.

Talking about her facing anti-semitism, the 24-year-old actress said it was when she joined Instagram at age 12.

“Within the first couple months I got my first anti-Semitic remark and it would dip in terms of how frequent or how much it would happen, and it would kind of roller coaster in terms of how often I would experience it, but that was shocking when I was that age,” she said.

“Now I just expect it because anti-semitism is not the only thing I experience in terms of bullying online. So it almost feels like one of many symptoms of a grand diagnosis of horrible Internet people. I’m saddened, but I’m not really surprised.”

She is gearing up for ‘We Were the Lucky Ones’, a series based on Georgia Hunter’s best-selling novel of her family’s fight to survive the Holocaust. It also stars Logan Lerman, Sam Woolf, Robin Weigart, Lior Ashkenazi, Hadas Yaron, Amit Rahav and Eva Feiler.

“I think anyone who is a method actor is truly so brave and amazing, but I’m personally not a method actor,” King told ‘Just for Variety’ podcast.

The actress added: “And when shooting a show like this, I just don’t know how I could be because having those moments of release in between setups and in between takes with your friends (is needed).”

“Sometimes you need that release at the snack table with each other…because it got really dark,” she added.

The actress said that it would get so sad and there would be times where “you just didn’t know when it was going to hit you.”

“Everyone had different moments where we’re all sitting there having a nice time together, just filming a scene and then someone is hyperventilating and crying because it’s a wave that washes over you,” she said.

The channel also made trauma therapists available for cast and crew on set, reports variety.com.

“They would come and check on each of us a lot, which I thought was so great,” King said.

King’s movie nights with co-stars were particularly helpful: “We’d watch ‘Finding Nemo’ because we just needed to.”

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