Jul 27, 2010 12:25 PM
Will the hatred never end? You'd think celebs would be more cautious now after the latest Mel Gibson scandal!
Hollywood director Oliver Stone was asked by the Sunday Times in the UK why there was "such a focus on the Holocaust" and this is what he had to say:
- "The Jewish domination of the media. They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f***ed up United States foreign policy for years."
Ouch! Not as verbally intense as any of Gibson's rants, but still - Stone has always been the king of controversy.
The director did, however, apologize immediately. "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," Stone said in a statement.
But that didn't stop the criticism from the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee, to name a few. In fact, the AJC exec director David Harris called Stone's remark "no different from one of the drunken, Jew-hating rants of his fellow Hollywood celebrity, Mel Gibson."