Director and actor Mel Gibson, who made headlines back in 2006 for going on a drunken anti-semitic rant, has been quietly working with a charity that helps Holocaust survivors.
Gibson has reportedly been providing emergency aid such as food, medicine and shelter to Holocaust survivors in Eastern Europe through the Survivor Mitzvah Project, according to Extra.
Zane Buzby, founder of the charity, told Extra that the “Hacksaw Ridge” director does more for the organization than just write a check.
As for the director’s contribution, Buzby said, “Mel Gibson is helping Holocaust survivors in eight countries, it’s remarkable. I have a great respect for people who turn their lives around, and I think that everyone makes mistakes in life, and I think the real proof of what kind of human being you are is what you do with that mistake. He’s educated himself. He’s done philanthropic work now, and I think that actions speak very loudly … and his actions have helped a lot of people.”
She adds, “The goal of the Survivor Mitzvah Project is to make sure that no Holocaust survivor who has endured the darkest days of human history will ever be hungry again or suffer or be forgotten or neglected.”
In October 2016, Gibson remembered his drunken 2006 anti-Semitic comments that “Jews are responsible for all wars” as “unfortunate,” during an interview with Variety’s “Playback” podcast.
“I don’t understand why after 10 years it’s any kind of issue,” he said. “Surely, if I was really what they say — I was some kind of hater — there’d be evidence of actions somewhere.”
“I’ve never discriminated against anyone or done anything that sort of supports that reputation,” he continued. “And for one episode in the back of a police car, on eight double tequilas, to sort of dictate all the work, life’s work, and beliefs and everything else that I have and maintain for my life is really unfair.”
The difference between liberals and conservatives?Liberals demand you support whatever their cause and shout out what needs to be done,while conservatives just keep quietly giving on their own.
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