WATCH: Gary Oldman Apologizes for 'Ill-informed' Comments

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' star apologizes for his 'pernicious' defense of Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin.

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A "profoundly sorry" Gary Oldman took a seat on Jimmy Kimmel's show Wednesday and offered a heartfelt apology for remarks he made in an interview to Playboy Magazine which the ADL called "tired anti-Semitic tropes."

In the interview, Oldman dismissed reactions to Mel Gibson's anti-Semitic comments as an exercise in hypocrisy. "Mel Gibson is in a town that’s run by Jews," Oldman said in the interview. "And he said the wrong thing because he’s actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him—and doesn’t need to feed him anymore because he’s got enough dough."

Oldman was scheduled to appear on Kimmel's show to promote his upcoming film "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"- but the storm that arose after Playboy published his comments caused the televised segment to go to more sober territory.

Gary Oldman. A screenshot from the video.

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