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We have all said those things.
Is trolling really profitable or something?
That's like a different zone of stupid.
because he's trying to establish himself as a media personality, and that's how you do that.
Oldman seems to be taking a stand for his own prejudice, and assuming everyone shares his. Like a martyr for bigotry.
It seems more like he's taking a stand for getting drunk and being a pillock, like he believes a drunk person shouldn't be held responsible for what they say. Nuts.
I'm also fairly depressed that he seems to feel there's something wrong with saying 'the N-word'. I dunno, show some fucking respect for what others say?
'Look, we all hold these views, and sometimes they come out. I know this will be unpopular but I'm taking a stand because I'm angry people keep getting called out on their bullshit'.
He's gone waaaay down in my estimation. People who rail against political correctness are pretty much universally awful.
he's a fucking idiot, right?
what did Ian Wright say? I've totally missed that
should have to call the family of a dead British soldier to explain why they don't want to.
that's some embarrassing katie hopkins style shit
haha bloody hell
And I am inclined to agree with him. I don't think he's defending what Mel Gibson said at all, just that he is angry about the hypocrisy in his industry.
Not sure how Mr Oldman said it though. I mean, "in a town that’s run by Jews" is weird to say, and "but we've all said those things" is doubly weird.
There's a good point in there about an industry which portrays certain members of religions and races stereotypically for laughs and to make money shutting out an actor for saying "similar" things, rightly or wrongly. Mel Gibson's outburst probably doesn't fall in those criteria, and probably is the worst example of it if you wanted to make a stand against it.
But he has basically defended being drunk and saying whatever the fuck you want with no comebacks. Odd.
Mel Gibson's probably racist. Oldman's probably racist, it appears, or at least oddly bigoted.
The more I've read about the interview and him, the less I am sure he wasn't actually defending him now, thinking about. Or at least, not defending what he said, but his right to say it. I might have misread it, at first.
"He was pretty drunk at the time and now regrets what he said..." for the circle to be complete.
It reads like a bit of a mess and I note, "...the interview took place over nine hours and certain issues were onmitted from the piece to give 'the impression of a certain sort of narrative'." which probably explains why it sounds like some stuff said in a conversation rather than a statement, especially given this was 8 years ago.
It didn't seem like he was trying to defend his actions, or claim that in any way he should be saying those kind of things. It seemed like he was arguing that the reaction to it was a bit much.
or maybe not, who knows.
people who express a prejudice are seized upon as an 'other', used by a world which largely shares that prejudice as a distraction of sorts, a means of distancing.
I don't get the impression that Oldman's trying to have that discussion.
I think that has an effect on how people react when they say something inadvertently offensive, and get called out on it. And that's problematic, cause people should always be aware of their own prejudices.
But no, I don't think calling people 'fags' and 'jews' pejoratively really fits in with it.
Why would you ruin Leon and True Romance for me? Taking down the Nolan Batman films I get, and tbh Nolan did a good enough job ruining them for me without Oldman's or you intervention, but I really, really like Leon and True Romance.
A friend and I stumbled across a film premiere one night in Leicester Square. For some reason a load of Germans (I think) were alongside the red carpet chanting “Old Man! Old Man! Old Man!” at him. It was the pause between the two words that made it so brilliant. He didn’t look impressed.
Carol (Beckinsale)—a talented painter and independent woman—falls in love with Steven (McConaughey) without knowing much about him other than he's the perfect man. But when Carol finds herself pregnant it forces Steven to expose his darkest secret—his family. Steven happens to be the only average-sized person in a family of dwarfs, including his twin brother Rolfe (Oldman). Carol and Steven are then forced to come to terms with the fact that the fetus she carries may be born a dwarf. This terrifies Steven, who does not want his child to suffer the same way Rolfe did as a child. As Carol decides to carry the child, she and Steven grow further apart, and she begins to rely on Rolfe to teach her about life as a dwarf.
because we do not think them, therefore they are not bottled up waiting to come out.
He sounds like he is bitter at having to live the lie of suppressing his predjudices.
Twatfarm for justifying to himself that everyone else is like this
you dont think he'll come and get me will he?
even though my comment was just a more succinct polished version of the above first post of mine
"In this interview, Gary is doing what many intelligent people do: he is illustrating the absurd by being absurd"
hey gary, who do you think is the worst poster on drownedinsound dot com?