Actress Winona Ryder has revealed that Mel Gibson’s antisemitism manifested itself way before the infamous “sugart*ts” incident of 2006.
There’s only 14 weeks to go before the release of Mel Gibson’s “The Beaver,” and the film’s publicity problems keep mounting.
In the new issue of GQ magazine, “Black Swan” co-star Winona Ryder recounts a moment sure to make Gibson’s publicity team (and plenty of others) cringe.
“I remember, like, 15 years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties,” Ryder tells the magazine. “And he was really drunk. I was with my friend, who’s gay. He made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about ‘oven dodgers,’ but I didn’t get it. I’d never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment. I was like, ‘He’s anti-Semitic and he’s homophobic.’ No one believed me!”
“Oven dogdgers” definitely sounds like something he learned from daddy.
Incidentally, Gibson plays a troubled husband who adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communicating in The Beaver. From the previews I have seen, he doesn’t launch into racial epithets against the beaver, which makes the character way more sane than the real Mel Gibson.