If you're not familiar with Mel Gibson's long list of racist, sexist and anti-Semitic moments (Like his infamous 2006 drunken rant that, "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world," and telling his ex in a recorded phone messages, "You look like a f****ing pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n*****s, it will be your fault.") Gawker has a nice list to catch you up to speed.
The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star, Gary Oldman, recently told Playboy that people need to "get over" Gibson's notorious rants, going on to say that he thinks "political correctness is crap. That's what I think about it. I think it's like, take a f***ing joke. Get over it."
He goes on to clarify that he's not a facist nor a racist in the interview, which also covers his nights out with groupies and his four marriages, but continues to say openly racist remarks like the N-word and that it's hypocritical of people to ostracize Mel Gibson. He explains, "We all hide and try to be so politically correct. That's what gets me. It’s just the sheer hypocrisy of everyone..." As if everyone is secretly racist and just afraid that society will oust them, right? It must be upsetting not to be able to say racist, sexist, bigoted things when you feel them.
The interview is full of gems making Oldman look less like the good-guy Commissioner Gordon and Sirius Black fans have come to love. He calls Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, the C-word and is angry that he's not allowed to say it but comedians are. He even goes so far as to say that if the Academy members didn't vote for 12 Years a Slave they'd be considered a racist.
Sounds like someone is butt-hurt over the fact the government isn't run by his party, Libertarian, and that he's only received one Oscar nomination.
[via The Independent]