Gary Oldman Defends Mel Gibson & Alec Baldwin’s Controversial Rants

British actor Gary Oldman is usually charmingly outspoken, but he may have gone – just a tad – too far.  The actor has actually come to the defense of Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin, who between them, have managed to upset almost every minority, race, sexual orientation – you get the idea. Gary thinks people are just being too politically correct because we all go around secretly ranting in a similar fashion which makes everyone in the world a bunch of hypocrites. On Mel Gibson, Gary said:

‘I just think political correctness is c**p. That’s what I think about it. I think it’s like, take a f***ing joke. Get over it. I don’t know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things. We’re all f***ing hypocrites. That’s what I think about it. The policeman who arrested him has never used the word n***** or that f***ing Jew? I’m being brutally honest here. It’s the hypocrisy of it that drives me crazy. Or maybe I should just strike that and say “the N word” and “the F word,” although there are two F words now.’

On Alec Baldwin, he basically has similar points:

‘Alec calling someone an F-A-G in the street while he’s pissed off coming out of his building because they won’t leave him alone. I don’t blame him. So they persecute. Mel Gibson is in a town that’s run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he’s actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him – and doesn’t need to feed him anymore because he’s got enough dough. He’s like an outcast, a leper, you know? But some Jewish guy in his office somewhere hasn’t turned and said, “That f***ing kraut” or “F*** those Germans,” whatever it is? We all hide and try to be so politically correct. That’s what gets me. It’s just the sheer hypocrisy of everyone, that we all stand on this thing going, “Isn’t that shocking?”’

On being forced to vote for ’12 Years a Slave’ at this year’s Oscars or else appearing racist:

‘At the Oscars, if you didn’t vote for 12 Years a Slave you were a racist. You have to be very careful about what you say. I do have particular views and opinions that most of this town doesn’t share, but it’s not like I’m a fascist or a racist. There’s nothing like that in my history.’