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Rob: I won’t work with Mad Mel

Actor Rob Schneider took out an ad in a newspaper to publicly declare he would never work with Mel Gibson due to the anti-Semitic remarks he made when he was arrested last Friday. An ad paid for by the Deuce Bigalow: oale Gigolo' star said, "I, Rob Schneider, a half Jew, pledge from this day forth to never work with Mel Gibson-actor-director-producer-and anti-Semite." He also repeatedly praised Hollywood talent manager Bernie Brillstein for publicly saying he would refuse to work with Gibson because "I just don't like bigots." The actor continued by saying he had recently directed a film called Big Stan’ in which there was a part for a Nazi gang leader “which apparently Mel would be perfect for.” Rob said he would still not cast Gibson in that role and ended the letter by saying, “of course that would only be after I talked with my financial backers. Some of whom share or. Gibson’s hankering for a good bottle of tequila. Because, after all…I don’t get to call all the shots.” [7 August 2006]

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