Oliver Stone Accused of Anti-Semitism
Tue, 27 Jul 2010 09:56:28
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Oliver Stone has never been one to shy away from controversy, and the director is certainly courting it in the press with some recent inflammatory statements that he made. The Anti-Defamation League has slammed the subversive Stone for comments he made to the Sunday Times in the U.K., calling them anti-Semitic, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Abraham Foxman, ADL national director, said: "Oliver Stone has once again shown his conspiratorial colors with his comments about 'Jewish domination of the media' and control over U.S. foreign policy. His words conjure up some of the most stereotypical and conspiratorial notions of undue Jewish power and influence." The ADL said Stone used an old stereotype "in a particularly egregious fashion by suggesting that Hitler has gotten an unfair shake because of Jewish influence."
The A-DL is referring to a Sunday Times of London interview conducted with the filmmaker. The paper asked Stone why he focused on the Holocaust in his latest filmmaking project, Stone replied "the Jewish domination of the media." He added: "They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has fucked up United States foreign policy for years." Those are pretty pointed statements, so Stone will have to do some serious spin to explain what he meant, if it came out wrong or was "taken out of context."
How do you predict Stone will respond to allegations of anti-Semitism?