Stone: Oops, Sorry, Jews Don't Dominate Media
Director backpedals after he enrages Jews
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2010 1:56 AM CDT
Updated Jul 27, 2010 6:00 AM CDT
Oliver Stone speaks during the presentation of his documentary "South of the Border" in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, May 30, 2009.   (AP Photo/Patricio Realpe)

(Newser) – Movie director Oliver Stone has been doing some hasty backpedaling after some Mel Gibson-esque remarks about the Holocaust enraged Jewish groups. The director has apologized for telling the Times of London that "Jewish domination of the media" in the US is the reason why Jewish deaths in the Holocaust get more attention than Russian deaths during World War II, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"For all of Stone's progressive pretensions, his remark is no different from one of the drunken, Jew-hating rants of his fellow Hollywood celebrity Mel Gibson," the American Jewish Committee said in a statement. Stone now says he "made a clumsy association about the Holocaust, for which I am sorry and I regret" while making a broader point about German war crimes. "Jews obviously do not control media or any other industry," he said.