Jewish Leaders Not So Thrilled About Mel Gibson's Judah Maccabee Movie

gibson-120.jpgThat was fast: "Mel Gibson has shown nothing but antagonism and disrespect to Jews. [...] Casting him as a director or perhaps as the star of Judah Maccabee is like casting Madoff to be the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, or a white supremacist as trying to portray Martin Luther King Jr. It's simply an insult to Jews." [THR]


  • The WInchester says:

    Also, after Apocalypto, it's kind of an insult to filmmakers.

  • James Freud says:

    Hello....he was DRUNK when he said those things. Do you really think he's going to be drunk while he's directing a film? DUH!

  • The WInchester says:

    Yes, because a filmmaker has NEVER made a film while under the influence of a substance.

  • Tommy Marx says:

    I think Gibson should direct a movie about a Jewish teacher who is inspiring a classroom of young girls to value themselves, while struggling with the problems he's facing with his marriage to his black, alcoholic husband.
    Hey, if you're going to pander that desperately, might as well go all the way.

  • Roy says:

    No, comparing an alcoholic, bipolar sufferer who made a few idiotic remarks to a white supremacist is insulting to Jews, and to black people. In closing, Marvin Hier is being an opportunist and a punk.