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Gary Oldman Really Doesn’t Like Political Correctness

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And proved it

In a lengthy interview with Playboy magazine, actor Gary Oldman made it clear that he isn’t a fan of political correctness. In fact, the 56-year-old Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star thinks “political correctness is crap…take a f—ing joke. Get over it.”

And, in case you were nervous, Oldman went on to prove his point.

The tangent — which Oldman said he hoped the reporter would “edit and cut… because it’s going to make me sound like a bigot” — began when Mel Gibson came up. When reporter David Hochman asked Oldman what he thought about what Gibson has undergone in recent years, Oldman responded:

“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 f—ing kraut” or “F— those Germans,” whatever it is? We all hide and try to be so politically correct.”

Oldman thought that there was a double standard because Gibson “got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things. We’re all f—ng hypocrites… The policeman who arrested him has never used the word n—-r or that f—ing Jew?”

Oldman went on to defend Alec Baldwin for calling someone a gay slur and accused Hollywood of rendering anyone who didn’t vote for 12 Years a Slave at the Oscars a racist. And as long as he was on a roll — hitting race, religion, and sexuality — Oldman figured why stop there and went for the gender ticket – saying he could “never” get away with calling Nancy Pelosi an expletive based on the female anatomy. “I can’t really say that,” the libertarian-leaning actor said, though he just had — twice.

The interview was timed to help promote Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, out July 11, in which Oldman plays a villain.

[Playboy]

 

 

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