Celebrity Anti-Semitism on the Rise

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As you know, John Galliano was suspended by Dior after his allegedly anti-Semitic rant against a couple in Paris last Thursday (Galliano denies it and is crying "defamation" -- but today, a clip surfaced of him saying, "I love Hitler").

The same day, Charlie Sheen went into crazed radio-show tirades against his show's producer Chuck Lorre, saying the guy's real name is "Haim Levine."

(Sheen argues that it's the Hebrew translation of Lorre's birth name, but let's face it; the actor was in attack mode and spewing it as an epithet.)

And of course there's always Mel Gibson.

So nu?

What is with the resurgence in Jew-hating on the part of rich, famous people who should know better?

Are they somehow threatened? Ill-informed? Seriously bigoted? Or all of the above?

I foolishly thought anti-Semitism peaked around the time of Gentleman's Agreement, but apparently successful, pampered people still sit in their ivory towers and toss around the k-word, thinking it the height of wit and wisdom.

Yeah, it takes the heat off the gays for a few minutes, but still, this wave of foul-mouthed insanity is so disturbing it makes you wonder if Hitler would have a big following in Hollywood and fashion if he were alive today.

If he already does, don't tell me!


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Xx5150
Xx5150

It seems that we are all entitled to express our own opinions, except if we mention Adolf Hitler or the holocaust, then we are anti-semitic. Bollocks to that!

Abe Gurko
Abe Gurko

I get it, he's terrible for making anti Semitic remarks, but what the hell is going on with his hat in that video? Very disheartening...read more @imeanwhat http://bit.ly/hNh87R

Michael
Michael

Celebrity Anti-Semitism ??? Cute phrase, but it is not an accident. These artists are tired of being constrained by the system. It is the reason why Howard Stern and others have chosen alternative media such as satellite radio to practice their creativity.

Guest
Guest

He is so stupid to say these things. He would have been first on the list. I saw the video and he's clearly gung-ho on the whole Hitler thing. Maybe he was just saying the most offensive thing he could think of, but we have to assume that he meant it I think. I think his actual crime was disturbing the dinner of the people he assaulted and I don't think it should be illegal to hold those views, but to say them in a public place to these people is obviously some sort of crime. He's done I guess so if his career is over then I guess justice is served and maybe those people can get a fat check or at least a makeover, though they probably don't want to wear his clothes.

Luci
Luci

I read somewhere that he was bipolar. If this is true we'll hear more of it soon.I do not mean to excuse him by any means, Im just trying to explain his behaviour. In all previous interviews he seemed a very polite british gentleman.This is such a shock! I still can't grasp it. Its behond horrifying

latenitebump
latenitebump

the jewish community can not control free speech; enslaving/terrorizing people into submission as if they are the advocates for human rights! it will backfire on them.

Melinda9
Melinda9

Can't stop staring at the adorable vintage leaf rake accessory. <small>he might be a loony</small>

Erica Cane from Landview
Erica Cane from Landview

It's obvious poor Galliano musta been on 1 of his high horses as most wealthy are to have uttered those words or he musta been being sarcastic nevertheless he's an idiot 4 havving done so.

Musto
Musto

Yes, the award for most stylish Nazi sympathizer! Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen can battle for it next year.

sarkololo
sarkololo

is there a coco chanel award that someone can give him?

Paddy
Paddy

Jews need to rise up and sing "We were born this way!"

DOCUMENTARY FILM LOVER
DOCUMENTARY FILM LOVER

INSIDE JOB won for best documentary.

A lot of Americans are watching free documentaries on Youtube like Ring of Power, Invisible Empire ,The Esoteric Agenda, The Obama Deception, etc.

Documentary Film-making and the Ramblings of Drunken Celebrities are two different things.

isn't it ironic
isn't it ironic

mmm... he wore three pink roses forming a triangle.

Jews in the camps were identified by a yellow star sewn onto their prison uniforms, a perversion of the Jewish Star of David symbol.

Criminals were marked with green inverted triangles, political prisoners with red, "asocials" (including Roma, non-conformists, vagrants, and other groups) with black or --in the case of Roma in some camps-- brown triangles.

Homosexuals were identified with pink triangles and Jehovah's Witnesses with purple ones.

Jonster
Jonster

Wouldn't you think that someone like Galliano, realizing he is a member of a minority historically ranked at the bottom of every other minority, would have a more open mind?

Musto
Musto

Update: HuffPo has a link to a cell phone video of Galliano making egregiously antisemitic remarks.

Mac
Mac

Hitler does have a big following in Hollywood. His name is Mel Gibson.

Movielover
Movielover

This kind of thing is disturbing, but as the old saying goes..."consider the source(s)." Mel is a drunken turd and raised on anti-Semitism (Jew-hating papa, holocaust denier); Charlie was grasping at any straws to fight/insult who he thinks is causing his issues, though of course, Charlie's ill; and this goof ball! He's certainly a mess, though he may be a good designer. What was that all about with him? He should take a history page lesson from Cecil Beaton, a designing legend of the past who made his anti-Semitic statements and paid dearly for it. And yes, people still love to hate on blacks, Jews and gays (among others). This has always been, but now it's just not so acceptable to do it openly.

latenitebump
latenitebump

prince harry dressed up for halloween as hitler.

Cateblu
Cateblu

You are a moron and an asshole. Do not give bipolar people such a bad name. I am bipolar, and NEVER, in ANY of my mood swings, would I EVER make such disgusting remarks. You obviously do NOT understand the disease, so you should not presume to discuss it. John Galliano is an Anti-Semite -- pure and simple. Whether or not he is bipolar has nothing to do with it.

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