AJC: “Oliver Stone has Outed Himself as an Anti-Semite”


July 26, 2010 – New York – AJC condemned the film director Oliver Stone for an interview with London’s Sunday Times in which he railed against “Jewish domination of the media.”

“By invoking this grotesque, toxic stereotype, Oliver Stone has outed himself as an anti-Semite,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris. “For all of Stone’s progressive pretensions, his remark is no different from one of the drunken, Jew-hating rants of his fellow Hollywood celebrity, Mel Gibson.”

Speaking to journalist Camilla Long, who did not challenge Stone’s anti-Semitism, the film director, who is increasingly known for his artistic flattery of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, declared: “Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people, 25 or 30m.” Asked why there was “such a focus on the Holocaust,” he replied: “The Jewish domination of the media. There’s a major lobby in the United States. They are hard workers. They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f***** up United States foreign policy for years.”

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