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BBC: Gibson admits anti-Jewish remarks

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5234142.stm

Gibson admits anti-Jewish remarks

Film-maker Mel Gibson has admitted making anti-Semitic remarks during his drink-driving arrest - but has said they do not reflect his true feelings.
"There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark," he said in a statement.

"Please know from my heart I am not an anti-Semite. I am not a bigot. Hatred of any kind goes against my faith."

The 50-year-old issued an apology to "everyone in the Jewish community".

He also asked to meet Jewish leaders in order to have "a one-on-one discussion to discern the appropriate path for healing".

The Oscar-winning director was stopped early on Friday after driving at 87mph in a 45mph zone in Malibu, California.

During his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, he made what he has described as "vitriolic and harmful" statements to officer James Mee.

"I am in the process of understanding where those vicious words came from during that drunken display," he said.

He conceded that he had offended the Jewish community and asked them to help him on his "journey through recovery".

"I am a public person, and when I say something... my words carry weight in the public arena," he said.

"I must assume personal responsibility for my words and apologise directly to those who have been hurt and offended."

Widespread criticism

Mr Gibson repeated an earlier statement given by his publicist Alan Nierob saying he had begun "an ongoing programme of recovery".

"What I am now realising is that I cannot do it alone."

Reports of his anti-Semitic remarks have provoked widespread criticism and a Holocaust mini-series his production company Icon was developing with the ABC TV network has been cancelled.

But an ABC spokesman declined to discuss whether the decision was related to the film-maker's arrest or comments.

In an earlier statement, Mr Gibson put his "belligerent" behaviour down to a "horrific relapse" in his battle with alcoholism.

Influential talent agent Ari Emanuel has called for the movie community to boycott his future projects.

"At a time of escalating tensions in the world, the entertainment industry cannot idly stand by and allow Mel Gibson to get away with such tragically inflammatory statements," he wrote on the Huffington Post weblog.

The star of the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon films won a best director Oscar for his 1995 film Braveheart, in which he also starred.

His new film Apocalypto is due to be released in the US on 8 December.

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He really is a piece of shit.
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Gosh, not only is he a middle aged drunken prat, he could be deported back to Aus now for bieng "un-American" (whatever that is). I mean, we have to assume that Mr Gibson doesn't support Israeli policy and actions in the Middle East this week, which must give credence to his view that Jews are responsible for "starting all the wars". He's even coming across as a Hezbollah sympathiser .

These comments have probably been concocted by the media, but oh boy if they're true - what timing!!

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i mean there are only so many liberties that media can take while concocting stories....they need to have at least a semblance of proof before they can claim something so serious.....i think there might be soemthing to this
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some other report i picked up...not as proffessional but entertaining.

Mel Gibson was arrested on suspicion of DUI yesterday and apparently during his arrest he went batshit and started yelling religious epithets. The L.A. Sheriff's office has also been trying to cover this part of the arrest up. TMZ has a copy of the police report which states that Mel was swearing like a mad man. Here's some lovely things he reportedly said:


"My life is fucked"
"You motherfucker! I'm going to fuck you!"
"Fucking Jews! The Jews are responsible for all the Wars in the World. Are you a Jew?"


Officers at the scene and at the station say that Mel kept screaming about Jews and how he was going to fuck all of the officers.

Finally the truth comes out! Mel likes to fuck men and has been hiding it all these years. A little bit of the sauce brought out who he really is.

Seriously, I hope he suffers dearly for this shit. There are tons of top Jews in Hollywood that I'm sure aren't too happy about this.
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Jews are the people who give him his fucking jobs, unless he's off making ridiculous movies on his own.
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Gibson is a idiot of vast proportions and ultra conservative...like many conservatives his talk about morality doesn't seem to extend to his own behaviour.

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did anyone think the Passion of the Christ was anti-semitic?

Anyway, i'm disappointed in what i thought was a mature and sensible actor from hometown NZ...
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did anyone think the Passion of the Christ was anti-semitic?

Anyway, i'm disappointed in what i thought was a mature and sensible actor from hometown NZ...
i dont know how much people know or care about passion plays and movies. buts its utterly impossible to do a passion play (which is in effect what this was, though in movie form) that is not anti-semitic. further, passion plays are also full of hate in other ways and serve to scare people into believing, which IMO is counter productive.

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Mel Gibson = Republican.

That explains it all.

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maaan.....i actually dont mind him as an actor....but his personality is getting streamlined like arnolds


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So everyone believes this police officer. Something tells me that he is making this up because he is a leftist extremist like you people.
If the officer made it it all up, what do you suppose Gibson was referring to when he aplogized for making "despicable" statements and "disgracing himself" and his family?

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this is wonderful... we got a real jew-hater here, I can only imagine if this is true, what he thinks of asians, arabs and the rest of us. ah ha! fucking dumbass. It's nice to know there are assholes like that out there, ah ha, keep it up fella, your shining with the pride of humanity!!!!!!!!!!!!! and what's with the sexist stuff? gotta lotta nerve, having come out of a vagina, only to disrespect them all 50 years later. And claims to love his wife, ah ha! No jewish girls for you mel! leaves more Jeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwish girls for the likes of SlugMiser!
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Shame. I enjoyed Mel in that movie "The Year of Living Dangerously" - he really had talent worthy of many Oscars. But let's face it: this guy is ULTRA Conservative and therefore ULTRA mad. It's nice being an avid supporter of a religious faith, but not to a point where you act in a way that'll involve Entertainment Tonight
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