Winona Ryder Accuses Mel Gibson of Making Anti-Semitic and Homophobic Remarks https://t.co/SImOYLSL6V— Variety (@Variety) June 23, 2020
Ryder was asked by a reporter if she has experienced anti-semitism in the industry :
“I have … in interesting ways. There are times when people have said, ‘Wait, you’re Jewish? But you’re so pretty!’ There was a movie that I was up for a long time ago, it was a period piece, and the studio head, who was Jewish, said I looked ‘too Jewish’ to be in a blue-blooded family.”
“We were at a crowded party with one of my good friends. And Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar, and we’re all talking and he said to my friend, who’s gay, ‘Oh wait, am I gonna get AIDS?’ And then something came up about Jews, and he said, ‘You’re not an oven dodger, are you?’”
Ryder says Gibson “tried” to apologize later on.