Shalom Life | September 07, 2014

Gary Oldman Apologizes for 'Offensive' Comments about Jewish People

The British actor defended Mel Gibson the other day in an interesting interview with Playboy

By: Peter Herriman

Published: June 25th, 2014 in News » World

A day after Gary Oldman sparked controversy with his profanity-laced rant to Playboy Magazine defending Mel Gibson’s persecution “in a town run by Jews,” the 56-year-old actor recast himself as “genuinely remorseful.”

“I am deeply remorseful that comments I recently made in the Playboy interview were offensive to many Jewish people,” the actor said on Tuesday in a statement that was also delivered to the Anti-Defamation League, according to the New York Daily News.

Oldman continued by stating that “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.”

In the Playboy issue for July/August, Oldman realizes his rant was incorrect and states, "You have to edit and cut half of what I've said, because it's going to make me sound like a bigot,” he told his interviewer. Accurately, the resulting social media backlash on Oldman confirmed his bigotry and awareness of his hateful statement.

His personal statement went on to say, “I hope you will know that this apology is heartfelt, genuine, and that I have an enormous personal affinity for the Jewish people in general, and those specifically in my life.”

Let us just see if his career carries on like Mel Gibson’s after his anti-Semitic remarks. If so, don't expect to see him playing any big roles any time soon.

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