In a profanity-laced interview, the 56-year-old actor said that Hollywood should “get over” Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic comments because other people say similar things in private conversations. The remarks were slammed by Jewish groups.
“I said some things that were poorly considered,” the Harry Potter star, 56, told Kimmel. “And once I had seen it in print, I could see that it was offensive, insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed.”
“Words have meaning, they carry weight and they carry on long after you’ve said them… and I don’t condone or excuse the words I used in any context. I just basically shouldn’t have used them in any context, but I did, and I have deeply injured and wounded a great many people.”
Oldman stars in the upcoming film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.