Luke Ford, an entertainment journalist and convert to orthodox Judaism, admits that ever since word of Gibsons anti- Semitic comments leaked out, hes had to deal with friends telling him that all Aussies are ignorant ex- convicts.
It doesnt help Ford that Gibsons comments arent a one-time thing. He says he has friends who worked on Braveheart who tell him that the director went off a tirade against the Jews while on set.
Despite the furor over Gibsons comments, Ford doubts that it will affect the actors standing in Hollywood because, as he puts it, Most Jews in Hollywood are not at all religious and tend to worship the God of money rather than the one in The Bible.
Although Ford is having to shoulder abuse because of the antics of his fellow Aussie, he has nothing to say to the actor.
In his words, What do you say to an alcoholic who falls off the wagon?? You really cant until they choose to help themselves.
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