US film director Oliver Stone has apologised for remarks he made about Jews and the Holocaust.
But he still refuses to apologise for making movies such as The Doors and Alexander, or for supporting deluded conspiracy theories.
In an interview with The Times a few days ago Stone said that Jewish groups overplayed the importance of the Holocaust. He blamed this on “The Jewish domination of the media. There’s a major lobby in the United States. They are hard workers. They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f**ked up United States foreign policy for years.”
His comments provoked outrage, and he has since apologised.
But he still refuses to admit that Alexander was an outrageous stinker of a film, that his directorial style has all the subtlety of a David Tua jab, and that he’s a paranoid conspiracy nut.
Holocaust survivor Benny Rosenfeld said that Stone’s apology was a positive step, but criticised Stone for failing to show contrition for his crimes.
“I watched that lousy piece of rubbish, Alexander, and let me tell you what the Germans did to me was nothing compared to the cinematic outrage committed by that man.”
Marvin Hier, a director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said he accepted Stone’s apology.
‘Sure, sure, he’s sorry for what he said, but what about that piece of crap World Trade Centre? Shame on you, Oliver Stone! Shame!”
Stone was unavailable for comment. He is in post-production with his latest project, Tin Foil, a documentary about the Iran-Contra-Roswell-JFK-Watergate-Fox News conspiracy to poison US drinking water. It is narrated by Mel Gibson and is due for release in 2012.