Reiner Demands Gibson Apologize For Antisemitic Passion
Actor-director Rob Reiner Friday called upon Mel Gibson to acknowledge that his The Passion Of The Christ reflected his anti-Semitic proclivity. Jewish leaders had condemned the film -- one of the most successful of all time -- for its odious portrayal of the Jews' involvement in Christ's arrest and crucifixion. In an interview with Associated Press Radio, Reiner said that once Gibson makes such an acknowledgement, it "will be the beginning of some reconciliation for him." Reiner said that it was not enough for Gibson simply to apologize for the drunken, anti-Semitic rant that he let loose following his DUI arrest in Malibu last month. Gibson, Reiner said, must "understand why it is [he's] anti-Semitic and where those feelings came from."