Jesse James: Nazi Pic Funny at the Time

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If nothing else, Jesse James deserves credit for being honest and contrite.

In his interview with Good Morning America this morning, James opened up about cheating on Sandra Bullock, as well as the now infamous Nazi picture.

You know, the one where he's giving the Hitler salute. While saying he doesn't even recall taking it, he claims, "It was a joke ... that was funny then."

"Looking at it in the context of now and my life, it's not funny." Ya think?

James, who says he wanted to get caught cheating, adds that being called a racist on top of the things he did has been upsetting, and is untrue - his only prerequisite for adopting a baby was that the baby that needed them the most.

Jesse says Sandra "was proud of me" for entering rehab and that seeing Sandra now with baby Louis, who will carry her name only, makes him very sad.

He would not criticize how the situation was handled in the press, though, choosing only to praise Sandra's role as a mother, saying how awesome she is.

None of this takes away what he did, but at least he faced the music directly, unlike Mr. Corporate Tiger Woods and his manufactured non-apologies.

What do you think? Do you forgive Jesse James after this interview?

The full interview airs tonight on Nightline. Follow the jump for another clip ...


Hello. I am jewish. I freaking hate Jesse James for cheating on America's sweetheart. I think he's a total douchebag and anybody who cheats as well. But in regards to the nazi hat pic, I could give a rat's a$$. Ever heard of "the producers?" Springtime for Hitler? The great Mel Brooks in full Nazi regalia, giving the sieg heil salute. Not Brooks' best work but still pretty darn funny. And I'm a Jew. and Mel's a jew. Why is it OK for Mel Brooks or even Myself to don a "nazi" hat and make a sieg heil, but not Ok for Jesse James or anyone else. What are you scared of, all these ideas and words? Ideas and words and jokes do not threaten me. Actions do.


"Sometimes wanting is better than having...." Interesting, Shane. Thanks for that viewpoint.


Sometimes wanting is better than having.Jesse James had it all in Sandra and the children,and yet it was not enough,and now bless and behold he still have his children, and Sandra is all that he wants,and wants even more that she no longer wants him.Sandra is a woman with class who no longer is in love with his womanizing,
stupidity,and low class a$$.


what is she thinking


This guy proved he has no class by submitting himself to interviews. A real man would have said, No Comment. He's acting like Michelle McGee. What a horses a$$. He knew that Nazi pics was going too far, no one would knowingly do that, there is no defense against that.


It was funny? Now, how sick of a defense spin is that? This is not a junior high 'punk' with no real understanding of the Nazi torture and genocide of the Jewish people. This is a middle aged sociopath with no empathy.