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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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76.

coldly    

aah when did people start caring what the jews think? I mean really. What have they ever done that was seen as good or new. Aaah cant think of anything. What they need to do is take that stupid hat of their heads

1105 days ago
77.

shadough    

a jewish cabbie...lol..stop you're killing me!

1105 days ago
78.

Trichia Tran    

He is an actor. Everyone messes up. His ex is no picnic in the park. She set him up. He went off and was exploited...their daughter suffers. Let him act. If we had troubles at home, we go to work the next day. So should he.
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1105 days ago
79.

Cry babies    

The whole reason they're making this thing is to clear Gibson's name, so no point in putting anyone else at helm. Organizations need to shut up and let it go, it's been years since the incident, Gibson apologized and makes great pictures. Jews control way too much of Hollywood already, you can't have it all your way control freaks, move on!!!

1105 days ago
80.

Big Taters    

F*ing ridiculous. They want him booted for intolerance? How about their intolerance for him?

How do they get so many simpletons to fall for it?

1105 days ago
81.

steve    

I'll side with the Anti-Defamation League when Israel stops dropping cluster bombs on civilians.

1105 days ago
82.

Joao    

Frankly I think the manner that blacks and others has been portrayed by Jews is unconscionable-most blacks don't get it. You notice that you've never seen a Jewish equivalent of Sanford and Son, Good Times, Believably Hillbillies, Jersey Shore ---Why, because Jews want to be portrayed as the VICINITY, while perpetuating if not enacting negative stereotypes of non-Jews. There was a show Bernie Love Brigette, and the Jews had that pulled because it supported "Mix-Marriages", God forbid a Jew should marry a Catholic. As a group, Jews are bigots.

1105 days ago
83.

Fuck Celebrities    

Who voted marvin hier in charge of anything?

He represents himself and is doing this for the publicity.

He's just another leech on society.
He can go to hell for being such an idiot.

1105 days ago
84.

Jackie    

Don't like MEL...don't Google him or watch his movies and don't stalk his life. Leave MR MEL ALONE. F!CK ALL THESE JEWS PEOPLE.

TEAM MEL

1105 days ago
85.

Maggie Anile    

Let him make the movie. I like his action films. He shot his mouth off when drunk & some people want to freeze that moment in time and use it to define his whole character. I don't buy it. He apologized for his comments and atoned. Get over it. Enough is enough. Give him this opportunity.

1105 days ago
86.

Northerner    

i thought that Jews were supposed to be in the forgiveness business?

1105 days ago
87.

carpetMuncher    

So this so called hero what ever his name drove some other people from where ever, I guess that this so called hero was a racisist also because he didn't like someone and went as far as to kill them, or was he a cab driver and drove them from town. In any case Mel is perfect for the part besides its his money and time. Jewish people need to get over stuff and move on. Nobody likes a whiner!

1105 days ago
88.

wood yi    

ha ha. Maybe the rest of us ought to demand that Jews in Hollywood stop making movies that feature anyone BUT Jews! Who are THEY to attempt to usurp the rest of us in how we are portrayed!?!

1105 days ago
89.

en Todo Momento!!    

what??? i mean how many jews have made movies about hindus, buddhists, christians, and even EXTRA TERRESTRIALS AND DINOSAURS!!!? how are you gonna try n ban some director from making a movie about jews?!!

1105 days ago
90.

cali    

I think Harvey needs to check his sources.
The movie is called "Lust", and Mel Gibson is not involved

1105 days ago
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