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Jewish Orgs. to Warner Bros.

BOOT Mel Gibson

from Maccabee Movie

9/9/2011 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Two powerful Jewish organizations are lashing out against the decision to hire Mel Gibson to produce a movie about biblical Jewish hero Judah Maccabee ... TMZ has learned.

The Anti-Defamation League has released a statement -- demanding Warner Bros. pull Gibson off the flick immediately ... saying, "As a hero of the Jewish people and a universal hero in the struggle for religious liberty, Judah Maccabee deserves better."

The statement adds, "It would be a travesty to have the story of the Maccabees told by one who has no respect and sensitivity for other people’s religious views."

TMZ also spoke with Rabbi Marvin Hier -- founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center -- who tells us putting Mel Gibson work on a movie about a Jewish hero is "like having a white supremacist portray Martin Luther King Jr."

FYI -- Judah is a central figure in the story of Hanukkah ... as the brave warrior who drove enemies of Judaism out of Jerusalem.

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136.

Curious    

It has been fun, PC hypocracy is always fun, but I must toddle.


Ya'll be well and stay frosty.
Tohidu.

1105 days ago
137.

Fidel's niece    

Roman Polanski,
left USA fearing he was going to be
arrested for having sex with a minor,
no Jewish organizations called for
a boycott of his movies...
Oh yeah, Polanski is a Polish JEW
whose parents died in a concentration camp.

Mel - NOT a JEW...

Polanski DID a deed (sex with a minor)

Mel just SAID some things about the Jews.

Polanski - a Jew,
is forgiven for what he DID.
Mel, not a Jew,
is not forgiven for what he SAID.

Like I said before,
Jews cover each others azzes - always!

1105 days ago
138.

carpetMuncher    

Holy Christ, could you imagine if the the jews were the american indian and we ran them off their land and made them live on a reservation and kept them down in the dirt. We would never ever hear the end of it. Hey Let My People Go!

1105 days ago
139.

Tellthetruth59    

Get Roman Polanski to direct it. He can hire some nubile 15 year old, drug her and sodomize her and all will be well with the world. He'll even get an Oscar.


Give me a break... Mel Gibson allegedly said something about Jews when he was drunk. He was set up by the loser, police officer "what's his name."

1105 days ago
140.

Bellaca    

I bet they won't even cast a Jewish actor in the main role. They'll cast a white christian. They NEVER cast Jews to play Jews in prominent roles.


I see most of the ppl supporting Mel Gibson are white Christians, likely Conservative leaning politically.

They are wilfully ignorant. The problem is not with a non-Jew making the movie. The problem is with Mel Gibson, the notorious anti-Semite and son of a well-known Anti-Semite, making the movie.

It seems Gibson only likes "oven dodgers" (his term) when he can profit from them.

1105 days ago
141.

Tellthetruth59    

Gibson guitars, Mel Gibson - I'm starting to think the name Gibson is just cursed and are being run to the ground by the powers that be ... it's a shame too... both produce QUALITY products.

1105 days ago
142.

Wendy    

Mel... this is a super bad idea.

1105 days ago
143.

darcy hill    

I guess the Anti Defamation League and Rabbi Hier don't believe in the concept of forgiveness. Perhaps Mel producing this movie is his way of atoning and maybe the only way it would get done. Does the Rabbi also teach his congregation not to give people a second chance?

1105 days ago
144.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

I would imagin that there are many many Jews that are very ashamed of these 'leaders' today.

Let's remember that just because SOME Jews are bad, does not mean ALL Jews are bad. Bad comes in all religions.

It's a SHAME that these 'leaders' are in the positions of power they are in. They need to HANG THEIR HEADS IN SHAME!

1105 days ago
145.

igotfleasfromtmz    

Looks like the jEWS are responsible for this little war.
Let the man work in peace - you can not stop him.

1105 days ago
146.

jack     

I thought religion was about forgiveness?

1105 days ago
147.

igotfleasfromtmz    

Despite what they think, Mr. Gibson will do this movie justice.
Screw your demanded apology little babies

1105 days ago
148.

shirleyholmes    

It seems Gibson only likes "oven dodgers" (his term) when he can profit from them.

By Bellaca

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It was Wynona Ryder (born = Wynona Horowitz, huh?????) who said this FIFTEEN YEARS LATER in an article see

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1339271/Mel-Gibson-called-oven-dodger-claims-Winona-Ryder.html

"I'd never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment. I was like, "He's anti-Semitic and he's homophobic." No one believed me!'

Ryder, whose fame was tarnished by a scandal herself, following a shoplifting conviction in 2002 at the height of her career, is back in the spotlight thanks to her role in the critically acclaimed drama Black Swan."

Now, would you consider this profiting from others?

1105 days ago
149.

shirleyholmes    

@ Tellthetruth59

Hi Soulmate, so happy to see you posting again!

See you next time, take care

Goodnight

1105 days ago
150.

What You Really Want To See    

Mark: 8 hours ago
anyone who thinks Gibson is not anti-semite is naive or poorly informed.
He grew up in an anti-semite house where his father taught that the holocaust never happened.
Did you ever hear the expression " en vino veritas", when you drink you tell how you really feel.
And believe me, passion of the christ was really anti-semitic.
Wake up people. like someone said, who would want the Klan to do a bio of the great MLK?
++++++++++++++++++++++++

Mark, how in hell would you know what was taught in his house?

Did you ever hear the term 'idiots who know nothing about anything should shut the frig up?' And next time you try to translate latin, do a better job.

1105 days ago
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