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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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sherry petree    

I agree - he doesn't deserve even the chance to do the part. Biggot

1053 days ago
182.

Randy    

GOD,as I see it can handle this one. I believe, more in Free Speach. I see Mr. Gibson as a Ship of Hate. I won't see this Movie. That's my right. You mess with the Bull, you'll get the Horns. I look foward to Mel Losing every thing, and leaving thease United States, with his Tail between his Legs. Only Cream will rise to the Top. There's NO Cream to Mr. Gibson :p

1053 days ago
183.

pdg    

As I understand it Mel has several times apologized for what were horrible and disgusting comments, but forgiveness should be the real joy of all people of faith. He is a good director and will probably do an outstanding and sympathetic job.

1053 days ago
184.

What You Really Want To See    

sherry petree: about an hour ago
I agree - he doesn't deserve even the chance to do the part. Biggot
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Hey Sherry, you seem the sweet and forgiving type. Exactly what part are you talking about that he 'even doesn't deserve,' and whom are you agreeing with? Next time you want to call someone a bigot, don't screw up on the spelling. It loses impact.
Just to bring some clarity to your world, this project belongs to Mel. Mealy mouthed, bitter people always have a half assed opinion on things that they neither own nor know anything about, but I'm certain that's not you, Sherry...

1053 days ago
185.

laura abboott    

For the haters who wont to keep hating & wont let go.. We say It's OK you dont have to attend any of Mel Gibson Movies.There is nothing we can do to stop you from hating him ,but what we CAN do is ,watching each of his movies several times,i think that will compensate him your loss..Beside a lot of people just adore him ..

1053 days ago
186.

emerald    

Lol!! Keep missing you TMZG! It's taken 10 years to get the project to someone who will back making it like Warner Brothers - since I don't see the Jewish Hollywood celebs rushing to make the film I guess if Mel doesn't it's not getting made lol! Most will go just because it's a Mel film and want to see if he does it as much justice as The Passion Of The Christ - but it's going to be for those who can handle the long, heavy drama, not those in need o*****ood film for a night out lol! So you're probably right about the number of people who go to see it, but even Passion had the same problem and it's up there as an epic and recognised as one - NOW, lol!

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1053 days ago
187.

zaramart-kippot    

How Mel Gibson, after accusing the jewish people in an abusive and rude way in his film about Jesus, has to hutspah to think about playing the role of a Judah a Jewish
hero? Shame on him.
http://www.a-zara.com/p1146.htm

1052 days ago
188.

THE BEAVER    

TMZgossip: 1 day ago

wow
all this blah blah blah about nothing.
movie will to direct to dvd and even the fraus will need to be bribed to buy/ rent it.

I wish your stupid mouth could go on dvd.

1052 days ago
189.

THE BEAVER    

How Mel Gibson, after accusing the jewish people in an abusive and rude way in his film about Jesus, has to hutspah to think about playing the role of a Judah a Jewish
hero? Shame on him.
http://www.a-zara.com/p1146.htm
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Shame on you! Mel Gibson made that movie Passion of The Christ and it was taking from the Holy Bible and what REALLY happened to Jesus. If you have a problem with it, talk to God !

1052 days ago
190.

Debbie    

And they are calling Mel A racist they should look in the mirror, Warner have on problems with him so what gotten up there arse.
Debbie

1051 days ago
191.

THE BEAVER    

Debbie: 19 hours ago

And they are calling Mel A racist they should look in the mirror, Warner have on problems with him so what gotten up there arse.

Debbie, Hard to say what is up their lame azzes. Warner Bros is still trying to find their azz with both hands.

1051 days ago
192.

THE BEAVER    

Debbie: 6 days ago

And they are calling Mel A racist they should look in the mirror, Warner have on problems with him so what gotten up there arse.
Debbie


This is so true !!

1046 days ago
193.

THE BEAVER    

Debbie, check this this link out.
This woman, (like she says) should know if Mel Gibson is a racist or not. This woman makes a lot of sense. Listen to her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UG1eVAS3Ug

1046 days ago
194.

DaleVM    

So, Harvey and TMZ,
how much did you pay James Mee for the police reports on Mel Gibson?
Inquiring minds would love to know!!

1041 days ago
195.

lourdes    

its just a movie that why its call hollywood.

776 days ago
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