Actor Oldman comes to Gibson and Baldwin's defense

Actor Gary Oldman is defending fellow actors Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin from critics of their comments on Jews and homosexuals, (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)

Gary Oldman is defending fellow actors Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin from critics of their comments on Jews and homosexuals, saying people need to take a joke.

In an expletive-laced interview with Playboy, Oldman decried the "political correctness" that ensnared the two actors. Gibson was filmed in an anti-Semitic rant in 2006 while being arrested for drunk driving, and he later apologized. Baldwin last year used an anti-gay slur in a New York City street confrontation.

Oldman said that Gibson "got drunk and said a few things, but we've all said those things."

Oldman's manager, Douglas Urbanski, said that Oldman is not a bigot.

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