July 30, 2006

Mel's Apocalyptic Statement


"F*****g Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 30, 2006 09:34 PM | TrackBack

Typical drunk. Means nothing. Soooooo disappointed.

Posted by: Bluangel at July 30, 2006 10:38 PM

Not sure if it is just him being drunk. Didn't his dad say something fairly anti-semitical around the time the Passion of Christ came out?

Posted by: Specter at July 31, 2006 01:12 PM

If Mel Gibson truly said, "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world," that would be an anti-Semitic statement. It would also be nonsense. How could one blame Jews for, say, the conflicts between India and Pakistan? I have no doubt that many people are strongly anti-Christian and, when drunk and even sober, reveal their bigotry. Fine. I'll still listen to their music or read their writing. And they don't have newsies eager to push their idiocies on Page One of their newspapers. If Hollywood were to distance itself from "a bigot in their midst," as Abraham H. Foxman wishes, then why not distance itself from all the bigots in its midst--perhaps 90% of the people in the film community?

I hope Mr. Gibson takes the cure for alcoholism and anti-Semitism. Wagner was anti-Semitic, but I'll enjoy hearing his Ring Cycle next year at the Metropolitan. And I look forward to Mr. Gibson's next film. I also will read what Frank Rich has to write about this, though I consider him an anti-Christian bigot, who spewed nonsense when writing of The Passion of the Christ.

Posted by: Alfred J. Lemire at July 31, 2006 01:42 PM

blueangle wrote:

Typical drunk. Means nothing. Soooooo disappointed.

Yeah, because every drunk person in a bar, or pulled off by the police blabbers about jews.

Incidently, he just happened to direct a movie that portrayed the Jews in an, ehm, not so positive light.

That movie could have easily been an S&M porn; all that was missing was a women flashing her boob a la Janet Jackson.

Good thing he exposed himself and won't be making that holocaust mini series for ABC.

Posted by: dna at August 2, 2006 07:24 PM

Disney dropped the ball on this one - they should have kept him on-project and have him make it as part of a community service project (kind of like when you do corrective training for someone in the military). I suspect that after all this hullaballoo, he'd have to work his butt off to make a quality project so he wouldn't sink utterly from his unbelievably stupid and degrading incident. And at least we could all have gotten something good out of it, rather than just another bit of bad press for Jewish people yet again (the media never tires of this, do they?)

Posted by: Katje at August 2, 2006 07:40 PM