We hate to say it, but we sure called this one. Now to all of you who told us the anti-Semitism in The Passion of Christ was just a product of our paranoid imaginations—how would you like your crow prepared? We hate censorship, but it is hard not to be releived that the world will be spared this hypocritical exercise, which was designed purely to allow a Jew-hater deniability. Now maybe he will unleash an anti-Mexican tirade next, so we can be similarly spared this cultural vampire’s upcoming film in the Maya language. From Stuff.co, Aug. 2:
NEW YORK: The ABC television network has pulled a mini-series about the Holocaust it was developing with Mel Gibson’s production company.
The move came after Gibson was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving early on Friday and was reported to have launched into a tirade against Jews, asking the arresting officer if he was a Jew and blaming the Jews for starting all wars.
The actor, who holds strong conservative Catholic religious and political views and whose father is a Holocaust denier, apologized on Saturday and has entered a rehabilitation programme to treat alcoholism.
But the incident has raised questions about the future of projects Gibson and his Icon Productions company are working on.
A spokeswoman for ABC, which is owned by Walt Disney Co, said an ABC television miniseries based on a memoir about a Dutch Jew during World War 2 would not go ahead.
“Given that it has been nearly two years and we have yet to see the first draft of a script, we have decided to no longer pursue this project with Icon,” said spokeswoman Hope Hartman.
ABC did not give any further reason for its decision to drop the project and Hartman made no comment when asked if the decision was linked to Gibson’s behaviour over the weekend.
Disney’s movie studio arm still plans to release Gibson’s self-financed Mayan-language movie “Apocalypto” on December 8, Hollywood’s trade papers reported.
The website www.slate.com quoted Walt Disney Studios President Oren Aviv as saying he accepted Gibson’s apology.
See our last post on the world-wide resurgence of Jew-hatred.