July 31, 2006

Mel Gibson Reveals His Anti-Semitism Once Again

The Passion of the ChristThe primary criticism received by Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ was that it was anti-Semitic. I cannot say whether I agree with this criticism or not since I did not see the film. I've never been a particular fan of the torture porn genre, and I usually try to skip them. Nevertheless, the film and Gibson himself were embraced by many evangelical fundamentalist Christians. Now it appears that Gibson may have revealed his true feelings about Jews even more clearly than he did in his film.

During a recent DUI arrest, Gibson apparently became belligerent and made anti-Semitic statements to the police arresting him. It doesn't sound like most Jewish leaders are buying his post-incident apology either. I can't help wondering if this incident will make Gibson more or less popular among his many Christian fans. If I had to guess, I'd say it probably won't make much of a difference to most of them.