Jewish Groups Want Mel Gibson Yanked From Film

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Two powerful organizations are far from pleased about recent news that Mel Gibson was cast in a movie about biblical Jewish hero Judah Maccabee.

The Anti-Defamation League has demanded that the producers pull Gibson off the flick immediately, sending a statement directed at Warner Bros.

Why are they fired up? Probably this incident, among others.

"As a hero of the Jewish people and a universal hero in the struggle for religious liberty, Judah Maccabee deserves better," the group said of Mel.

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"It would be a travesty to have the story of the Maccabees told by one who has no respect and sensitivity for other people’s religious views."

Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, also had some harsh words about Gibson's role in the upcoming film.

The Jewish leader tells TMZ that casting Mel Gibson as a Jewish hero is "like having a white supremacist portray Martin Luther King Jr."

For those unaware, Judah, the brave warrior who drove enemies of Judaism out of Jerusalem, is a central figure in the story of Hannukah.

No comment yet from Mel's camp or WB.

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I thought Jews like the Budhists don't slunder!!

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Gibson probably was court ordered to do this after his anti-semetic blowups. He's as psycho as always. Have you all forgotten Jesus was a religious JEW who came from JEWISH parents and was made into an IDOL, which God told people NEVER to worship? Mel is just making a movie about his own people. The Jews. But he shouldn't be allowed to make this movie, because he hates the Jews. Mai-Trang, so you're saying Jews are not understanding? You aren't very bright and must not ever have met a Jewish person in your life.

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The Jewish Taliban is at it again

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I've read that Mel Gibson's production company will be co-financing the film. There's been no confirmation that he will be in the film. That's pure speculation and gossip at this point.

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The ADL is a waste of space and air. Who cares if Mel Gibson plays a role or Ben Affleck or any other guy? And why is Hollywood so bent on re-discovering Jewish mythology instead of something more useful and entertaining? Let Mel Gibson be whoever he wants to be!

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Seems to me there may be a lesson here. Jesus forgave a lot more than a couple of insults or having his feelings hurt...just saying.

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Whats d point yelling bout whats already been done ,if u dont wanna watch go hang urself & stop dictating life for others guyz use ur head.

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Hey, it's their money and their project. I'm so tired of ppl thinking they can tell others what to do. If you dont like it don't go see the movie or make your own movie with whoever you want acting on it and you pay for it. I get your frustration. Go yell from the roof tops that you dont like it but you have no right whatsoever to tell others how to conduct their business or how to express themselves creatively on film.

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The producers are dumbasses. Really? You want a successful movie and to make loads of money and you hire Mel Gibson? Even if it was one instance, the Jews aren't playing, he is out in mainstream Hollywood. Hope he saved his pennies from that Indie Beaver movie. LOL

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Christianity is the only religion that lost their leader to violent crimes so we have to understand a bit why the Christians kids are a bit more violent becuase they are orphans. Mohammad was lucky to face no threat, but Buddha got kicked out of India.

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