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Maureen Holloway –
Actor GARY OLDMAN is the latest to enter the constant cycle of insult and apology that seems to dominate popular culture these days.
Oldman, presumably promoting his latest movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, gave an interview to Playboy in which he took on the hypocrisy of Hollywood.
Unfortunately for Oldman, he ended up defending Mel Gibson’s anti-semitic remarks, and Alec Baldwin’s homophobic outburst, saying everyone has said something like that at one time or other.
Then he dug himself even further to make his point, which somehow led him to say F the pope and called Nancy Pelosi a C-word. Oldman has now issued an apology and released a statement to the Anti-Defamation league, saying he now realizes how insensitive his comments were. No response yet from Nancy Pelosi or the Pope.
Saying stupid things in a Playboy interview is a time honoured tradition. Here’s a link to 8 other stars who have done the same: Men Saying Dumb Things in PlayboyInterviews: A History
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