Have You Hugged a Jew Today?

After getting blasted for his what-anti-Semitic-remarks? apology, Mel Gibson has issued a second Mea Culpa that asks forgiveness from Jews and help from Jewish leaders, as per NPR. More on this as it develops.

[Update: This from the AP, Gibson said, “I’m not just asking for forgiveness. I would like to take it one step further, and meet with leaders in the Jewish community, with whom I can have a one on one discussion to discern the appropriate path for healing.”

Gibson said he is “in the process of understanding where those vicious words came from during that drunken display” and hopes members of the Jewish community, “whom I have personally offended,” will help him in his recovery efforts.

“There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark,” said the 50-year-old Oscar winner. “Please know from my heart that I am not an anti-Semite. I am not a bigot.”

We’re guessing these words come from the heart — the heart of a guy who realizes that his production deals are crumbling.