Statement in Response to Actor Mel Gibson's Racist Rant

New York, NY, July 1, 2010 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today issued a statement in response to reports that Hollywood actor Mel Gibson engaged in a racist rant that included the n-word and other obscenities in an exchange with his ex-girlfriend caught on tape.

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, said:

Most people who hate one group hate another.  Not only has Mel Gibson shown himself to be an anti-Semite, he's a racist.

A bigot is a bigot is a bigot.  We have found before that if a person is bigoted against one group, they are usually bigoted against many. Mel Gibson just makes that point. Who knows who else he hates."