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If you read all the right blogs, you probably already know that legendary character actor Gary Oldman is in hot water with the Anti Defamation League and Simon Wiesenthal Center, for speaking favorably about Mel Gibson and Charles Krauthhammer.
Oldman has apologized for his insensitively to liberal Jewish people.
(CNN) — Gary Oldman has written a letter apologizing for statements he made in a Playboy interview that have been slammed by Jewish groups…
“I am deeply remorseful that comments I recently made in the Playboy Interview were offensive to many Jewish people,” Oldman said. “Upon reading my comments in print — I see how insensitive they may be, and how they may indeed contribute to the furtherance of a false stereotype. Anything that contributes to this stereotype is unacceptable, including my own words on the matter.”
But the ADL deemed Oldman’s apology unacceptable:
The Anti-Defamation League was unimpressed by Oldman’s apology for defending Mel Gibson’s past anti-Semitic comments.
“We have just begun a conversation with his managing producer,” said Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the ADL. “At this point, we are not satisfied with what we have received. His apology is insufficient and not satisfactory.” …
The good folks at Simon Wiesenthal didn’t like it, either, and said:
‘…Adolf Hitler used to murder six million Jews during the Holocaust. His own comment that Hollywood is a town “run by Jews” has a very familiar sinister ring to it that is the anthem of bigots and anti-Semites everywhere. That has nothing to do with political correctness.’
So the big offense here is that Gibson, and now Oldman, suggested that Jews control Hollywood? Just as Hitler said? And you are ready to destroy Oldman’s career because of his inappropriate choice of words?
Hitler is also said to have liked dogs. Can we therefore deduce that all dog lovers are anti-Semites?
Nothing indicates Oldman shares Hitler’s monstrous views. But his statement was not without basis in fact, either.
And, if you had told Jack Warner or Mayer or Harry Cohn they did not run Hollywood in the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, you probably would have found yourself parking cars… in Dubuque.
It is not an evil thing to control an industry. In fact, it is uniquely American to be a mogul, in a country where some dictator or oligarchy isn’t clipping you for a piece of the action and telling you what you may and may not produce.
Let’s just say that if you are a working actor in Hollywood, you would not want to be caught in bed with any of these very powerful men’s wives. And yes, there are also some very powerful gentiles in town, but Jewish men are not exactly sharecropping Hollywood.
ADL et al?
Oldman is sorry!
Now lighten the f*** up, will you?
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