I have been a longtime fan of Gary Oldman, but I was fairly taken aback by his recent Playboy interview. Some of it is a fascinating read (who knew he didn't like his performance in Sid & Nancy?), but what instantly made headlines were his comments on political correctness, and how Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic rants shouldn't have been controversial because "No one can take a joke anymore." Oldman insisted that the cop who arrested Gibson had probably "used the word n—– or that f–king Jew," because "we've all said those things."
Oldman went on to share quite a few more opinions on what he described as Hollywood double standards. But after railing against the so-called hypocrisy of being condemned for using gay and racial slurs, Oldman pulled a 180 yesterday and apologized for his own "insensitive" comments.
If his original interview was cringeworthy, Gary Oldman's groveling apology is downright nauseating -- not to mention transparently insincere.