A little while back, Mel Gibson announced that he was going to follow up his Passion of the Christ and numerous anti-semitism allegations with a movie about the Maccabees. You know, because a guy who makes a movie about figures from the Torah couldn’t possibly be an anti-semite! Unless he was just doing it to dodge allegations. So here comes Joe Eszterhas, the screenwriter of the movie, claiming that Mel is still a raging anti-semite and that he just wanted to make the movie out of spite. TMZ reports:
The letter, obtained by TheWrap, reads, “You continually called Jews ‘Hebes’ and ‘oven-dodgers’ and ‘Jewboys.’ It seemed that most times when we discussed someone, you asked ‘He’s a Hebe, isn’t he?’ You said most ‘gatekeepers’ of American companies were ‘Hebes’ who ‘controlled their bosses.'” Eszterhas adds, “You said the Holocaust was ‘mostly a lot of horses**t.’ You said the Torah made reference to the sacrifice of Christian babies and infants. When I told you that you were confusing the Torah with The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, … you insisted ‘it’s in the Torah — it’s in there!’ (It isn’t).” He says Mel only wanted to make The Maccabees so he could “convert the Jews to Christianity.”
No way, you’re telling us that a guy with extreme anger and violence issues with deep-seeded prejudices that did nothing to actually address those parts of himself still might have those issues? Get out of here. It’s almost as if he just swept them to the side and hopped onto the first movie he could find that dealt with Jewish people in order to divert attention away from them. Actually, I really should stop calling what he has “issues” because God knows this bitch has the full subscription.