As a Jew, I had to laugh when I read this. His anti-semetic rant didn’t throw them over the edge. His purported spousal abuse didn’t do it...what gets these Hollywood liberal Jews all hot and crazy??? THE N WORD. The word that’s used in almost all the popular movies and rap these days. I have to pray for Hollywood Jews..they know not what they do.
Actually, when THE PASSION came out, they did not know what to do with themselves about Mel’s politics/religion becuz there was a particularly revealing article about Mel’s father’s antiSemitism that had everyone in Hollywood seething. Hollywood at large really hated it that the film made so much money; it seemed like an anti Semitic screed. All told, Mel did pick a strangely metaphysical Catholic screenwriter for THE PASSION, he had done a similarly creepy job on a John Huston’s WISE BLOOD.