This Is What Gary Oldman Really Thinks About Jews

June 26, 2014: Gary Oldman apologizes and explains the controversial remarks he recently made in a Playboy interview.

Recently, Gary Oldman appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to apologize for a controversial statement that a lot of people deemed as anti-Semitic.

“I don’t condone or excuse the words I used in any context,” the 56-year-old actor said as his voice starting to break.

“I just basically shouldn’t have used them in any context. But I did, and I have deeply injured and wounded a great many people,” he said, adding he was an “a**hole who should know better.”

Oldman’s remarks were published in a Playboy magazine interview on Monday. He said it would be hypocritical for people to castigate actor Mel Gibson for his 2006 anti-Semitic diatribe while being arrested for drunken driving because "we've all said those things."

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Soon after the comments made headlines, the Anti-Defamation League – an international Jewish non-governmental organization – issued a statement calling his comments about the religious community “prejudiced.”

Subsequently, Oldman issued an official apology in an open letter to the Anti-Defamation League.

“I am deeply remorseful that comments I recently made in the Playboy Interview were offensive to many Jewish people,” he wrote. “Upon reading my comments in print — I see how insensitive they may be, and how they may indeed contribute to the furtherance of a false stereotype.”

However, the British actor made a special appearance on Kimmel to express his regret – yet again – because the late night show has a broader audience.

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Watch Gary Oldman apologize for his remarks in the video above.

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