Mel Gibson Starring in New Film Rothschild, Causing Backlash

Brunilde Fioravanti
Mag 15, 2019

"I feel the need to spare you any embarrassment as I'm told this film is about a fictional family (hence the name "Rothchild") vs the Rothschild family to which you are referring", Gibson's publicist Alan Nierob wrote in an email to the Daily Beast Monday night.

The controversial actor and filmmaker made enough headlines recently after news broke that he's going to star in an Christmas move.

Mel Gibson is teaming up with Shia LaBeouf for the satire Rothchild from Stan & Ollie director Jon S. Baird, according to Deadline.

The film, which was initially a 2014 Blacklist script written by John Patton Ford, follows a man named Becket Rothchild (LaBeouf), who tries to get back into his family's riches - and avoid a collision course with patriarch Whitelaw Rothchild (Gibson) in the process - by infiltrating the odd world of the extremely wealthy and powerful.

Following the announcement of the casting, critics have slammed the decision as insensitive, as the real-life Rothschilds banking dynasty have always been a target for anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists.

Given Gibson's history of anti-Semitic controversies, a backlash on social media has ensued over how he could possibly be be tapped for such a film.

Gibson, the report said, will play Becket's "sinister grandfather", Whitelaw. During a DUI arrest back in 2006, Gibson unleashed a tirade of anti-Jewish slurs and claimed "Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world". " He's also been accused of pushing anti-Semitic stereotypes with his film, Passion of the Christ".

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