Oliver Stone apologizes for his Holocaust comments

July 28th, 2010 - 1:35 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Los Angeles, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Oliver Stone has finally been forced to swallow back some of his words, when he apologized for comments he made regarding the Holocaust.

Stone who have carved an image for himself as an outspoken person recently granted an interview to the Sunday Times and insinuated that the Russians suffered under Hitler more than the Jews during the Holocaust. The director blamed the United States media for giving the Jewish killings a bigger spotlight, than the deaths of other millions of Russians. Stone was promoting his new documentary, South of the Border when he granted the interview.

Oliver Stone said that, “Hitler was a Frankenstein, but there was also a Dr. Frankenstein. German Industrialists, the Americans and the British. He had a lot of support…. Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people.”

In a sharp reaction to the comments, the American Jewish Committee compared Oliver Stone to Mel Gibson and called the director an anti-Semite.

But Stone came out quickly to set the records straight after he said he was sorry for his comments. He explained that his main reason for his comment was point out the bigger atrocities that Hitler and his other allies committed against all humanities. He however admitted that he was ‘clumsy’ in his association between the Holocaust and the other killings.

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