Is this Mel Gibson thing petty?

I don't get it. How come it's ok to portray Italians as uneducated thugs who kill people (The Sopranos, The Godfather, Goodfellas, etc.) and Irish as drunken leprchans (St. Patricks Day), but Mel Gibson says something about the Jews and it's on the news every five minutes. It also seems that no... show more I don't get it. How come it's ok to portray Italians as uneducated thugs who kill people (The Sopranos, The Godfather, Goodfellas, etc.) and Irish as drunken leprchans (St. Patricks Day), but Mel Gibson says something about the Jews and it's on the news every five minutes.

It also seems that no matter what he does or says, it won't help. Maybe they should drag him through the streets face down, then burn him to a crisp.

Is it just me?
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