Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo star Rob Schneider took a full page in trade magazine Variety to air his opinion on the recent bizarre behavior by fellow actor Mel Gibson.
Schneider is the first actor to go on record that he will never work with Mel Gibson due to the anti-Semitic remarks made when Gibson was arrested last Friday.
Schneider, in his “An Open Letter to the Hollywood Community” ad appeared yesterday saying, “I, Rob Schneider, a 1/2 Jew, pledge from this day forth to never work with Mel Gibson-actor-director-producer-and anti-Semite.”
Even if Schneider were offered the lead role in Passion Of The Christ 2 or a “juicy voice-over role in his new flick Apocalypto and spoke ancient Mayan” he would still turn them down.
Schneider gave huzzahs to talent manager Bernie Brillstein for publicly saying he would refuse to work with Gibson because “I just don’t like bigots.”
The actor 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.” According to Schneider.
Gibson was not cast in that role, and Schneider ended his letter by saying, “Of course that would only be after I talked with my financial backers. Some of whom share Mr. Gibson’s hankering for a good bottle of tequila. Because, after all…I don’t get to call all the shots.”