Truly living up to his last name, Gary Oldman went on an obscenity-filled rant defending Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin for using slurs and being giant bigots in general. Cool opinion, Gary.

In an interview with Playboy, Oldman blasted all of society for "political correctness," which he sees as "crap." He then segued this into a discussion of Mel Gibson's anti-semitism and Alec Baldwin's homophobic remarks — as the interviewer, no doubt, watched on in horror and delight (think of the pageviews!):

OLDMAN: I don't know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we've all said those things. We're all fucking hypocrites. That's what I think about it. The policeman who arrested him has never used the word nigger or that fucking Jew? I'm being brutally honest here. It's the hypocrisy of it that drives me crazy. Or maybe I should strike that and say "the N word" and "the F word," though there are two F words now.

PLAYBOY: The three-letter one?

OLDMAN: Alec calling someone an F-A-G in the street while he's pissed off coming out of his building because they won't leave him alone. I don't blame him. So they persecute. Mel Gibson is in a town that's run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he's actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him—and doesn't need to feed him anymore because he's got enough dough. He's like an outcast, a leper, you know? But some Jewish guy in his office somewhere hasn't turned and said, "That fucking kraut" or "Fuck those Germans," whatever it is? We all hide and try to be so politically correct. That's what gets me. It's just the sheer hypocrisy of everyone, that we all stand on this thing going, "Isn't that shocking?" [smiles wryly] All right. Shall I stop talking now?


Yep, stop talking. Excellent plan.

Oldman later said, "So this interview has gone very badly. You have to edit and cut half of what I've said, because it's going to make me sound like a bigot" and emphasized that he is not, in fact, a bigot. Just a really, really angry guy who says things like the actual n-word and "Mel Gibson is in a town that's run by Jews." [Playboy]


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