British actor Gary Oldman apologized once again on “Jimmy Kimme Live!” on Wednesday regarding the comments that he made in his Playboy interview.
“I said some things that were poorly considered. Once I saw it in print, I could see that it was offensive, insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed,” stated the “Harry Potter” star.
Gary Oldman recently gave his opinion on political correctness and “how it’s impacted controversial actors like Alec Baldwin and Mel Gibson,” according to
CNN. Gibson has reportedly used anti-Semetic language in the past.
“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,” the 56-year-old actor reportedly told Playboy during his interview.
He added, “But some Jewish guy in his office somewhere hasn’t turned and said ‘That f**king kraut’ or ‘F**k those Germans,’ whatever it is? We all hide and try to be so politically correct. That’s what gets me. It’s just the sheer hypocrisy of everyone.”
Within a day of Playboy releasing his controversial interview, the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” actor wrote the ADL to express that he was “deeply remorseful” for the comments he made.
Oldman apologized once more for his words on the talk show, this time, specifically to his fans.
“Words have meaning, and they carry weight long after you’ve said them. I don’t condone or excuse the words that I used in any context. . . I am profoundly, profoundly sorry and deeply apologetic. Especially to the fans, they’ve been so incredible to me, and I really feel that I let them down. . . I’m a public figure, I should be an example and an inspiration. And I’m an a**hole. I’m 56, and I should know better,” stated Oldman.