Oliver Stone Figures into Controversy

Oliver Stone is finding himself in the middle of controversy after his statements published in The Sunday Times of London were deemed by some as anti-Semitic.

Merely promoting his documentary on South American politics “South of the Border” on the said newspaper, Stone was said to be defending Hitler.

“Hitler was a Frankenstein, but there was also a Dr. Frankenstein,” he said in the interview. “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.”

The director later discussed “the Jewish domination of the media,” adding with an expletive that Israel had messed up “United States foreign policy for years.”

The American Jewish Committee later condemned Stone, with executive director David Harris stating that “by invoking this grotesque, toxic stereotype, Oliver Stone has outed himself as an anti-Semite.”

Stone also figured in a controversy before. Promoting his non-fiction mini-series “Secret History of America,” he told the media that “Hitler is an easy scapegoat.”

Meanwhile, his next Hollywood flick “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” will be released by 20th Century Fox on September 24.