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Brett’s gratitude

STRANGER Things star Brett Gelman has thanked Israel haters for helping to promote his new book.

The 47-year-old has had a number of events cancelled by book shops over security fears because of his support for Israel.

But a large crowd turned out at Am Shalom synagogue in Glencoe, Illinois to hear about his book The Terrifying Realm of the Possible: Nearly True Stories.

Host Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein said that Gelman might have attracted a smaller audience if the Book Stall in nearby Winnetka hadn’t cancelled his appearance.

“That’s what I say about the protesters,” Gelman replied: “Thanks for helping me sell books. Without the backlash a lot less people would have known about this book.”

He admitted that his support for Israel had cost him friends, but he was yet to discover if it had cost him any work.

He said he calls his agent frequently to ask if everything’s fine. He joked that he’s exhausting to be around.

Brett will always have our support and gratitude.

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