Gary Oldman's apology 'not satisfactory'

Published Wednesday, 25 June 2014
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Actor Gary Oldman is facing more criticism from officials at America's Anti-Defamation League (ADL) after they refused to accept his apology over remarks made in a controversial Playboy magazine interview.

Gary Oldman's apology 'not satisfactory'

The Dark Knight star sparked outrage by claiming Hollywood is "run by Jews" and insisting the fall-out from Mel Gibson's 2006 drink-driving arrest, during which he hurled anti-Semitic insults at a Jewish police officer, was an example of the "hypocrisy" of an industry obsessed with "political correctness".

ADL director Abraham H. Foxman condemned Oldman for voicing such views, stating: "It is disturbing that Mr. Oldman appears to have bought into Mr. Gibson's warped and prejudiced world view", and the backlash prompted the British actor to release a "remorseful" and "heartfelt" apology on Wednesday morning.

In a statement issued to the ADL, Oldman insisted he regretted offending members of the Jewish community and branded his interview remarks "unacceptable", but his actions have not been enough to appease organisation bosses.

Now Foxman says: "At this point, we are not satisfied with what we received. His apology is insufficient and not satisfactory."

He also reveals the ADL has "just began a conversation with his managing producer" in a bid to find an amicable solution to the situation.

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