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Mel in a World Gone Mad

Aug 1 2006 - 3:15pm

TMZ [1] scored big time when they published Mel's anti-Semitic rants over the weekend. Now he is supposedly in rehab and profusely apologizing for his nasty remarks. TMZ has a new statement from Mel [2] asking the Jews for forgiveness. Here's more:

There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of Anti-Semitic remark. I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said to a law enforcement officer the night I was arrested on a DUI charge.

I’m not just asking for forgiveness. I would like to take it one step further, and meet with leaders in the Jewish community, with whom I can have a one on one discussion to discern the appropriate path for healing.

I have begun an ongoing program of recovery and what I am now realizing is that I cannot do it alone. I am in the process of understanding where those vicious words came from during that drunken display, and I am asking the Jewish community, whom I have personally offended, to help me on my journey through recovery. Again, I am reaching out to the Jewish community for its help. I know there will be many in that community who will want nothing to do with me, and that would be understandable. But I pray that that door is not forever closed.

This is not about a film. Nor is it about artistic license. This is about real life and recognizing the consequences hurtful words can have. It’s about existing in harmony in a world that seems to have gone mad.

UPDATED with lots more pictures of drunk Mel partying with the ladies...

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Source [3] & Source [4]


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