RICHARDS, GIBSON AND JILLETTE
Catalyst January/February Issue 2007
Michael Richards gets heckled, unleashes a racist tirade, gets blasted by the cultural elite and apologizes. A drunk Mel Gibson makes anti-Semitic remarks, gets blasted by the cultural elite, and apologizes. An un-provoked Penn Jillette unleashes an anti-Catholic tirade, the cultural elite gives him a free pass, and he doesn’t apologize.
Jillette made statements about Mother Teresa, saying she had a “weird kink” he thinks was sexual, and compared her to Charles Manson. He also branded her “Mother F—ing Teresa.”
The message here is that racism and anti-Semitism are unacceptable. But anti-Catholicism is okay. The problem here is not with Richards, Gibson or Jillette—it’s with all those phonies who claim to be horrified by bigotry.