ADL Slams Gary Oldman’s Apology: It’s “Insufficient and Not Satisfactory”
As Gossip Cop previously reported, the movie star told Playboy in an interview that Mel Gibson’s infamous anti-Semitic remarks only got him into trouble because he’s “in a town that’s run by Jews,” arguing that Jews and all people have at some point said something politically incorrect about another group as nothing more than a “f*cking joke.”
On Tuesday, Oldman sent the ADL, which condemned his remarks, a letter, saying he was “deeply remorseful” that his interview may have been “offensive.”
But the organization says that is not enough.
In a new statement released on Wednesday, national director Abraham H. Foxman says, “At this point, we are not satisfied with what we received. His apology is insufficient and not satisfactory.”
Foxman adds that the group “just began a conversation with his managing producer,” who already went on record criticizing outlets for allegedly taking Oldman’s comments out of context.
The star’s manager stressed that Oldman was not trying to be anti-Semitic, but discussing hypocrisy in Hollywood and society — something that Gossip Cop accurately pointed out in our original story.
Still, Oldman’s eyebrow-raising remarks were based on repugnant stereotypes, and it’s easy to see why, at the very least, they drew criticism.
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