Gary Oldman Defends Mel Gibson’s Anti-Semitic Remarks
In a brand new interview with Playboy, Gary Oldman, the Brit star of the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of The Apes, proclaims that “political correctness is crap,” and backs up Mel Gibson’s now infamous anti-Semitic remarks.
In 2006, Gibson, upon being arrested for suspected DUI in Malibu, told the police officer that “Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.”
Eight years after that incident, Oldman, in the interview, says:
“Take a f***ing joke. Get over it.”
He also says:
“I don’t know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things. We’re all f***ing hypocrites. The policeman who arrested him has never used the word n***** or that f***ing Jew?”
And this is only the tip of the iceberg. Seems that Oldman goes on something of a rant.
“Mel Gibson is in a town that’s run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he’s actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him — and doesn’t need to feed him anymore because he’s got enough dough. He’s like an outcast, a leper, you know?”
Oldman also launches a full frontal verbal assault on news programs The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and Real Time With Bill Maher.
“Well, if I called Nancy Pelosi a c**t — and I’ll go one better, a f***ing useless c**t I can’t really say that. But Bill Maher and Jon Stewart can, and nobody’s going to stop them from working because of it.”
“Political correctness,” according to the actor, also affects Awards season.
“At the Oscars, if you didn’t vote for 12 Years a Slave you were a racist,” he says. “You have to be very careful about what you say. I do have particular views and opinions that most of this town doesn’t share, but it’s not like I’m a fascist or a racist.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter