It’s official: when Mel’s on the booze, don’t bring up the Jews. Winona Ryder tells GQ that she knew Mel Gibson was an anti-Semitic homophobe waaaaay before you did: “I remember, like, fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk. I was with my friend, who’s gay. He made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about ‘oven dodgers,’ but I didn’t get it. I’d never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment. I was like, ‘He’s anti-Semitic and he’s homophobic.’ No one believed me!” Actually, GLAAD protested his Braveheart over a homophobic subplot in 1995, but if she wants to feel ahead of the curve, fine.
Though she’s willing to discuss the hell that is Mel, don’t ask Winona about her drug-fueled shoplifting days. “It’s just like, nothing… I don’t, like, even… I mean, I know people still… I apologize, ’cause I understand the curiosity. I just don’t really want to go there.” It’s cool, Winny. Keep serving up dish about stars bigger than you and we’ll happily let it slide.
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