Oliver Stone Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Comments
"Hitler was a Frankenstein."
Guess what. Mel Gibson is not the only anti-Semite in Hollywood. Oliver Stone, director of Wall Street and its upcoming sequel, is in hot water for his remarks about what he calls the "Jewish domination of the media." Now he's saying it was all a misunderstanding.
In speaking to the Sunday Times of London last week about his new documentary "South of the Border," the acclaimed director ventured into crazy territory when the topic turned to World War 2, Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust.
"Hitler was a Frankenstein, but there was also a Dr. Frankenstein," Stone said. "German Industrialists, the Americans and the British. He had a lot of support. ... Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people."
He then went on to talk about what he considers to be the "Jewish domination of the media."
Needless to say, this did not sit well with the Jewish community.
Even worse, the American Jewish Committee linked the director to a certain fallen celeb who's recently been outed as a serious bigot. They called Stone's comments "no different from one of the drunken, Jew-hating rants of his fellow Hollywood celebrity, Mel Gibson."
This prompted Stone to release an official apology.
"In trying to make a broader historical point about the range of atrocities the Germans committed against many people, I made a clumsy association about the Holocaust, for which I am sorry and I regret," he said in a statement released Monday.
"Jews obviously do not control media or any other industry."