In the past week, we've seen three prominent individuals from different fields make remarks that either could be interpreted as or definitely were anti-Semitic.
The WikiLeaks mastermind ranted about how "Jewish" reporters are out to get him, the British magazine Private Eye reported. After Private Eye published an article about the anti-Semitism of someone else associated with WikiLeaks, Assange called the magazine's editor. He then complained that reporters from the U.K. newspaper the Guardian were conspiring against him and that they were all Jews. When the Private Eye editor pointed out that the editor of the Guardian is not Jewish, Assange waffled and then said, "Forget the Jewish thing." But Private Eye did not "forget the Jewish thing," and now there is a fresh mark against Assange's character.
The fashion world star has fallen far this week. First, he was suspended from the designer house Christian Dior and arrested on suspicion of making anti-Semitic remarks, after he reportedly said, "Dirty Jewish face, you should be dead" to a woman he was arguing with in Paris. Then today he was fired by Dior after video surfaced in which he said, "I love Hitler."
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This one's a little different. In a radio interview late last week with Alex Jones, Sheen insisted on calling Chuck Lorre, the executive producer of "Two and a Half Men," "Chaim Levine." That kicked up a lot of dust, as people wondered whether there was a tinge of anti-Semitism to his anger with Lorre. Sheen vehemently denies the charge and is now asking that the Anti-Defamation League apologize to him for condemning his remarks.
But Sheen may not have helped his case earlier today. While talking to Howard Stern, he called Mel Gibson "a beautiful man" and said he is a "huge fan." Gibson himself has been accused of anti-Semitic remarks.
For more on these three, read:
John Galliano Fired From Dior for 'I Love Hitler' Remarks; Twitter Piles On
UK Judge: Julian Assange Can Be Extradited to Sweden
Charlie Sheen Tells Howard Stern He Loves Mel Gibson, as Self-Destruction Tour Drags On
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