In an upcoming issue of Playboy, actor Gary Oldman revisits old Mel Gibson controversies and douses them with gasoline.
Last we left Gary Oldman, the brilliant British actor was gearing up to storm the summer box office in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, his most recent role as yet another villain. Oldman has chosen a compelling strategy to help get the word out about the movie.
Rather than a star's usual platitudes about the state of the world or a pontification on the theme of man versus beast as it loosely relates to the movie, Oldman decided it was time to tell the world to "get over" Mel Gibson's infamous anti-Semitic and racist episodes from 2006 and 2010, respectively. (If Gibson times his wiggings out to align with every World Cup, aren't we due for another?)
According to a Daily Mail teaser, here's some of what Oldman said:
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?
But some Jewish guy in his office somewhere hasn’t turned and said, 'That f***ing kraut' or 'F*** those Germans,' whatever it is? We all hide and try to be so politically correct. That's what gets me."
Oldman added of Gibson: "He got drunk and said a few things, but we've all said those things."