Four years ago tomorrow, Academy Award winner Mel Gibson was stopped and arrested for DUI in Malibu, California. Gibson allegedly asked the arresting officer if he were Jewish and then allegedly swore at the Jews, saying, "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."
Following those reports, Gibson was ostracized by Hollywood. He was denounced and shunned, and later issued an apology calling his comments "despicable" and saying how "deeply ashamed" he was by his behavior. He's got new problems today, but the alleged anti-Semitic comments have dogged him ever since.
Yesterday, another Oscar winner made blatantly anti-Semitic statements. Director Oliver Stone, fresh off his newest film, a love letter to South American dictators, said that Adolf Hitler was an "easy scapegoat" who needed to be understood "in context." He also blasted "the Jewish domination of the media" and Israel, which he said "has f------ up United States foreign policy for years."
He made a "sort-of" apology today, claiming he's "sorry" for his "clumsy association about the Holocaust."
Stone's comments were even more despicable than Gibson's, and yet, where was the outrage toward Stone? Sure, Jewish groups condemned what he said, but where was the Hollywood community which lashed out at Gibson for his disgusting comments? When Stone's comments were published yesterday, Hollywood was all crickets and tumbleweeds. You could hear a pin drop in that town.
Could it be because Gibson was a social conservative and Stone is an outspoken Far-Left guy? Could it be all about politics? Could Hollywood be protecting one of their favorite Hard-Left sons after having thrown the conservative to the lions?
Oh, it couldn't be, right? Hollywood isn't THAT transparent!
Americans are sick and tired of double standards wherever they may be: in politics, in Hollywood, in business, in the media. Those who engage in them had better watch out, because we're taking our votes and our wallets elsewhere.