And here I thought we were all were big on free speech:
Jewish groups have called for Oscar-winning American actor Mel Gibson to be ostracised from Hollywood and investigated for breach of race hate laws after his drunken anti-Semitic outburst to a Los Angeles police officer.
Gibson issued a lengthy statement Saturday apologizing for saying “despicable” things to sheriff’s deputies when he was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The U.S. Anti-Defamation League said that the apology was not enough and that Gibson should be ostracised by his peers.
Considering that the last time Hollywood decided to ostracize him for his anti-semitism, he made a bajillion dollars and created an alternative distribution channel, old Abe and company might want to rethink their customary point-and-shriek strategy. What Mel said certainly wasn’t polite, but neither was it criminal. I get email saying worse about me nearly every single week, why isn’t the Anti-Defamation League calling for the investigation of my critics?