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(Entertainment Weekly)   "I'd like to apologize to the Jews running Hollywood for saying that the Jews run Hollywood"   (popwatch.ew.com) divider line 32
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2014-06-25 01:06:39 PM  
3 votes:

Hydra: Who in their right mind buys any of these apologies, and why the hell is the ADL wasting their time demanding some faux-apology in the first place? Just like when Tracy Morgan was forced to "apologize" to a couple of loud LGBT groups - does anyone think these are sincere and that they're worth anyone's time?

Grow thicker skin, you babies.

/at least it's not the heavy hand of the state censoring anything


I don't think anyone does, but it's fun to make idiots bow when they realize not everyone is going to clap like a seal at their dumb shiat.

Seriously, look at this guy.  He says "we're all hypocrites" as if he's come upon some profound truth that was going to blow the lid off the facade of society and really stick it to the man.

He sounds about as wise as a teenager.
2014-06-25 11:33:26 PM  
2 votes:
The real shame is that Oldman said he likes Charles Krauthammer.  fark this guy...he can act, but he's a cock-pimple.
2014-06-25 02:19:34 PM  
2 votes:

BafflerMeal: H31N0US: "The Jewish People, persecuted thorough the ages, are the first to hear God's voice, and surely are the chosen people"

This is what some Jewish people actually believe.

That part was so over the top ridiculous, I fully believe it was a backhanded comment in the middle of the apology.  In a formal apology like that, it is eye-rolling worthy.


"I would like to sign off with 'Shalom Aleichem' - but under the circumstances, perhaps today I lose the right to use that phrase, so I will wish you all peace."

Yeah, he's a dick who is pissed that he has to apologize. The phrase is Hebrew, used largely as a greeting (not even liturgical*) meaning "Peace to you". The response, just by-the-by, is "Aleichem shalom" - "To you, peace". I suspect Mr Oldman was not thinking of peace, exactly, when he issued this apology.

*apart from a prayer blessing the New Moon. After the prayer, you greet 3 people by moonlight.

// if I said something that offended Abe Foxman, I'd tell him to go fark himself
// if I said something offensive, I'd apologize
2014-06-25 02:12:57 PM  
2 votes:

mcmnky: So we have a group whose profession is saying words written by other people. When they start to speak on their own, you see why their livelihood depends on saying what's written for them.

Not saying all actors are idiots. But they generally are much better at saying their lines then speaking their minds.


"It's about time the piano realized it has not written the concerto!"
Lloyd Richards, "All About Eve"
2014-06-25 01:24:27 PM  
2 votes:

browntimmy: What I'm about to say is so shocking and offensive, you might want to close your eyes or your browser. Still here? Okay, don't say I didn't warn you...Blacks dominate the NBA.


Blacks don't dominate in the NBA, they just get paid a lot to play.
2014-06-25 12:49:09 PM  
2 votes:

H31N0US: "The Jewish People, persecuted thorough the ages, are the first to hear God's voice, and surely are the chosen people"

This is what some Jewish people actually believe.


That part was so over the top ridiculous, I fully believe it was a backhanded comment in the middle of the apology.  In a formal apology like that, it is eye-rolling worthy.
2014-06-25 12:45:46 PM  
2 votes:
"The Jewish People, persecuted thorough the ages, are the first to hear God's voice, and surely are the chosen people"

This is what some Jewish people actually believe.
2014-06-25 12:41:11 PM  
2 votes:
So..... he badmouthed his employers and is now concerned about his career......


/been there, done that
2014-06-25 12:03:35 PM  
2 votes:
We live in fear.
2014-06-26 12:40:22 PM  
1 votes:
The Jewish People, persecuted thorough the ages, are the first to hear God's voice, and surely are the chosen people.

F**k you Gary. F**K you very much.

My company is owned and staffed mostly by hassids. They made all of their money in the 80' and 90's by STEALING electricity to power the machines. They are no better than anyone else on the planet. maybe if they stopped saying they were chosen and no one else is going to heaven the whole world wouldn't try to eradicate them.
2014-06-25 09:21:54 PM  
1 votes:

H31N0US: "The Jewish People, persecuted thorough the ages, are the first to hear God's voice, and surely are the chosen people"

This is what some Jewish people actually believe.


That's the sentence that looks to me like a big middle finger.  But the whole subject is bs anyway.
2014-06-25 09:05:06 PM  
1 votes:

nimawai: Rapmaster2000: nimawai:

I'm so damn tired of having to walk on egg shell by every word I say. The other day I got a verbal beat down for telling young girls that sometimes it's much sexier to not show off 80% of their body. That you men like a little mystery.

Protip:  guys just say that because it sounds better.  They just don't want their wives dressing that way.

There's a reason Sports Illustrated has a swimsuit edition and not a comfy pajamas edition.

But would you bring home a girl wearing no more than a wash cloth sized outfit home to mom? These girls think that dressing and acting skanky is going to get them a man. Yeah it will get them in bed but not much further.


Lighten up old man.  Those girls are going to be paying for your social security in five years.
2014-06-25 07:52:45 PM  
1 votes:

nimawai: Rapmaster2000: nimawai:

I'm so damn tired of having to walk on egg shell by every word I say. The other day I got a verbal beat down for telling young girls that sometimes it's much sexier to not show off 80% of their body. That you men like a little mystery.

Protip:  guys just say that because it sounds better.  They just don't want their wives dressing that way.

There's a reason Sports Illustrated has a swimsuit edition and not a comfy pajamas edition.

But would you bring home a girl wearing no more than a wash cloth sized outfit home to mom? These girls think that dressing and acting skanky is going to get them a man. Yeah it will get them in bed but not much further.


Nothing wrong with sleeping around. You must have an easy life if this is such a troubling issue......or you're just someone that's easily riled up and likes to spout off. Chill out and get some friends.
2014-06-25 05:18:57 PM  
1 votes:

Uncle Pooky: I think Oldman went a little bit further than just saying "Everyone has prejudices. I have prejudices." I remember his quotes and thinking "not that bad. not that bad. that might piss some people off. oooh, damn.... yeah, you can't say that, Gary."

Oldman himself even asked the interviewer to erase what he had said, because he knew how it sounded.


Yeah that's more or less what I remember from the interview too, but at the end of the day it's still not a huge deal in any way.

I'm just getting so sick of people not being able to say anything without the Twitter and Tumblr brigade getting their granny panties in a bunch over wrongthink. We've gone so terribly far from (not) Voltaire's hating what you have to say but defend your right to say it to the death it's just so frigging sad.

The constant pretend parade 'Oh no of course not I do not have any prejudices or bad thoughts ever how could I who do you think I am?' is sickening with its hypocrisy as well.
2014-06-25 04:02:12 PM  
1 votes:
nimawai:

But would you bring home a girl wearing no more than a wash cloth sized outfit home to mom? These girls think that dressing and acting skanky is going to get them a man. Yeah it will get them in bed but not much further.

I think your problem here is assuming mutual exclusivity between the two.  In addition, you've attempted to create a very simple dichotomy.   It's far more complex than that

Especially when it comes to young men, but among men of all ages, skin works very frequently.  Skin often puts on a shirt and gets taken home to mom.

If skin didn't work, women wouldn't do it.
2014-06-25 04:00:37 PM  
1 votes:
Go work in a warehouse, Gary. No one will give sh*t what you say.
2014-06-25 03:04:06 PM  
1 votes:
he really should have played the alcoholic card and spent a few weeks at some rehab resort. It's a much better excuse than "I am a terrible person but I've seen the error of my ways" excuse
2014-06-25 02:38:46 PM  
1 votes:
Whenever someone who draws an income from a particular industry makes a politically incorrect statement about that industry, I perceive the accuracy of that statement based on the level of outrage and the speed of the retraction and apology.
2014-06-25 02:09:51 PM  
1 votes:

nimawai: I'd have more respect for him if he said "Yep I said those things & I stand by every word I said." instead of some drawn up apology that everyone knows he doesn't mean.

The ONLY reason I have any respect for crazy as fark Mel Gibson is that he owns up to a bit of his crap and it like "yeah, so what? I am a racist, misogynist  fark and I son't give a shiat."

I'm so damn tired of having to walk on egg shell by every word I say. The other day I got a verbal beat down for telling young girls that sometimes it's much sexier to not show off 80% of their body. That you men like a little mystery. I got called a lot of thing the kindest being a slut shamer. Almost said "if the shoe fits" but I didn't. I stood my ground and stood by everything I said.

Even if I don't agree with what someone is saying on some level I respect a person who stands their ground. At least they have the "eggs" to stand by their convictions. Unlike this stupid PC world where everyone is apologizing every 5 minutes due to something they said.


You should speak your mind more often. Modern society has become to sterile. young people especially seem to think that having hurt feelings and being offended gives them some kind of high ground, It doesn't.

if someone is so offended by something that was said that they have to say so then it is them with the problem and not you.

The truth hurts and crying about it because it sounds mean is the mark of a child in an adults body.
2014-06-25 01:44:22 PM  
1 votes:
If what was in the headline was actually what he said, he'd be my new hero.  Own what you said, if you meant it.  Sick of the forced apologies.
2014-06-25 01:27:57 PM  
1 votes:
nimawai:

I'm so damn tired of having to walk on egg shell by every word I say. The other day I got a verbal beat down for telling young girls that sometimes it's much sexier to not show off 80% of their body. That you men like a little mystery.

Protip:  guys just say that because it sounds better.  They just don't want their wives dressing that way.

There's a reason Sports Illustrated has a swimsuit edition and not a comfy pajamas edition.
2014-06-25 01:16:42 PM  
1 votes:

Uncle Pooky: mongbiohazard: tinyarena: Just read the original interview. Yeah, he should shut up now.
And keep it shut.

Was it really that bad? I haven't read what he's apologizing for and TFA didn't explain or link to anything which does.

you must have missed the first paragraph of the TFA then.


No I didn't miss that. And I just went and doublechecked.

It only broadly mentions what he said in general terms, but no quotes so I have no way of knowing how accurate their summary and how shiatty what he said was or wasn't.
2014-06-25 01:08:14 PM  
1 votes:
What I'm about to say is so shocking and offensive, you might want to close your eyes or your browser. Still here? Okay, don't say I didn't warn you...Blacks dominate the NBA.
2014-06-25 12:59:53 PM  
1 votes:
Who in their right mind buys any of these apologies, and why the hell is the ADL wasting their time demanding some faux-apology in the first place? Just like when Tracy Morgan was forced to "apologize" to a couple of loud LGBT groups - does anyone think these are sincere and that they're worth anyone's time?

Grow thicker skin, you babies.

/at least it's not the heavy hand of the state censoring anything
2014-06-25 12:51:38 PM  
1 votes:

BafflerMeal: H31N0US: "The Jewish People, persecuted thorough the ages, are the first to hear God's voice, and surely are the chosen people"

This is what some Jewish people actually believe.

That part was so over the top ridiculous, I fully believe it was a backhanded comment in the middle of the apology.  In a formal apology like that, it is eye-rolling worthy.


If he believed it he'd be converting to Judaism right now.
2014-06-25 12:49:24 PM  
1 votes:
Just read the original interview. Yeah, he should shut up now.
And keep it shut.
2014-06-25 12:48:52 PM  
1 votes:
"You know who runs Hollywood?"

www.dvdizzy.com

..."The Jews?"

"THE JAPANESE."
2014-06-25 12:40:02 PM  
1 votes:

AeAe: So the Jews run Hollywood.  So?  Are they doing a good job?  Then carry on.


I heard that Grown Ups 3 is in production.
2014-06-25 12:27:36 PM  
1 votes:
I wish one time a celbrity would just say fark it and own their comments. The "apology" always sounds like BS. would they apologize if they werent catching shiat for it?
2014-06-25 12:26:10 PM  
1 votes:
Wow. That's extremely well written.
I wonder who wrote it.

/we all knew this mea culpa was coming
2014-06-25 12:20:20 PM  
1 votes:
Just stop talking, Mr.Oldman.  Just stick to the script.
2014-06-25 10:37:34 AM  
1 votes:
Harvey Weinstein runs Hollywood. I mean, Oldman's facts check out...
 
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