Actor Oldman comes to Gibson and Baldwin's defense

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Oldman is defending fellow actors Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin from critics of their comments on Jews and homosexuals, saying people need to take a joke.

In an expletive-laced interview with Playboy, Oldman decried the "political correctness" that ensnared the two actors. Gibson was filmed in an anti-Semitic rant in 2006 while being arrested for drunk driving, and he later apologized. Baldwin last year used an anti-gay slur in a New York City street confrontation.

Oldman said that Gibson "got drunk and said a few things, but we've all said those things."

Oldman's manager, Douglas Urbanski, said that Oldman is not a bigot.

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