Gary Oldman Offers Sincere Apology for Offensive Remarks in Playboy Interview

Posted Wednesday June 25, 2014 10:05 AM GMT

Stars constantly complain about being misrepresented in the press, and the latest actor eating his words is Gary Oldman.

The “Dark Knight Rises” hunk spoke out against political correctness in his interview with Playboy magazine, however it seems he took things too far.

In a just-released apology, Oldman declares, "Dear Gentlemen of the ADL: I am deeply remorseful that comments I recently made in the Playboy Interview were offensive to many Jewish people.”

"Upon reading my comments in print—I see how insensitive they may be, and how they may indeed contribute to the furtherance of a false stereotype. Anything that contributes to this stereotype is unacceptable, including my own words on the matter. If, during the interview, I had been asked to elaborate on this point I would have pointed out that I had just finished reading Neal Gabler’s superb book about the Jews and Hollywood, An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews invented Hollywood. The fact is that our business, and my own career specifically, owes an enormous debt to that contribution."

"I hope you will know that this apology is heartfelt, genuine, and that I have an enormous personal affinity for the Jewish people in general, and those specifically in my life. The Jewish People, persecuted thorough the ages, are the first to hear God’s voice, and surely are the chosen people."

Gary previously told Playboy, "I just think political correctness is crap. 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?"

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