Oldman lashes Tinseltown lefties
Gary Oldman, uncompromising British actor, has kicked up a great deal of fuss after expressing forthright views about supposed “hypocrisy” among Hollywood liberals in an interview with Playboy magazine. Oldman suggested that left-wing commentators such as Bill Maher or Jon Stewart could get away with “politically incorrect” slurs that would cause less liberal celebrities to be blackballed.
The most controversial part of the interview found Oldman addressing Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic remarks to a police officer. “Gibson is in a town that’s run by Jews, and he said the wrong thing,” the tirade began. Something of an uproar resulted and Oldman eventually issued an apology.
“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,” he said in a statement to the Anti-Defamation League.
In a curt response, the ADL replied: “At this point, we are not satisfied with what we received. His apology is insufficient.”