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Gary Oldman defends Mel Gibson, describes Hollywood as ‘town that’s run by Jews’

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June 24, 2014 | 1:04 pm

<em>Gary Oldman on Jan. 28, 2012. Photo by DFree / shutterstock.com</em>

Gary Oldman on Jan. 28, 2012. Photo by DFree / shutterstock.com

[UPDATE: Gary Oldman apologizes for Playboy comments]

Actor Gary Oldman defended Mel Gibson for a 2006 drunken anti-Semitic rant and said those who criticized him were hypocrites.

In an interview with Playboy magazine, Oldman said of Gibson, “He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things. … The policeman who arrested him never used the word n***** or that f***ing Jew?”

Gibson had said during the rant that “the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.”

Oldman added, “So they persecute. 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.”

Oldman previously had defended Alec Baldwin’s use of an anti-gay slur.

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