Winona Ryder Says Mel Gibson Once Called Her An 'Oven Dodger'

In a new interview, "Stranger Things" star Winona Ryder discussed her Jewish heritage - and who, besides Mel Gibson, appeared in an anecdote about anti-Semitism that she experienced.
Gibson, whose drunken anti-Jewish joke with a California policeman had been derailing his career for years in 2006, had had a major role at a Hollywood bash years ago where Ryder said she saw him.
Ryder, née Winona Laura Horowitz, told the Sunday Times of London:
"We were at a crowded party with one of my good friends and Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar and we are all talking and he said to my friend who is gay: 'Oh wait, will I get AIDS? 'And then something came up about Jews and he said,' You're not a stove-keeper, are you? ' "
Ryder shook his head in disbelief as she told the story, the Sunday Times said. Gibson "tried" to apologize later, she added. A Gibson representative did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment.
Ryder previously referred to the incident, which appears to date from the mid-1990s.
The arch story appeared in a sweeping Sunday Times profile for 48-year-old actress Plot Against America, who said she had let relatives die in Nazi camps. It caught Twitter's attention.
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Winona Ryder: Mel Gibson "said to my gay friend:" Oh wait, will I get AIDS? "And then something came up about Jews and he said," You're not an oven dodger, are you? ""
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Winona Ryder: Mel Gibson "said to my gay friend:" Oh wait, will I get AIDS? "And then something came up about Jews and he said," You're not an oven dodger, are you? ""
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All right, but apart from racism, anti-Semitism, domestic violence and misogyny, what has Mel Gibson ever done wrong?
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Winona Ryder: Mel Gibson "said to my gay friend:" Oh wait, will I get AIDS? "And then something came up about Jews and he said," You're not an oven dodger, are you? ""
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Mel Gibson is really a terrible man.
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Winona Ryder: Mel Gibson "said to my gay friend:" Oh wait, will I get AIDS? "And then something came up about Jews and he said," You're not an oven dodger, are you? ""
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Should have been canceled before the idea of ​​cancellation existed on the internet. So urgently he had to be permanently excluded from the industry.
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Winona Ryder does not accuse Mel Gibson of anti-Semitism; Mel Gibson is anti-Semitic.
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Winona Ryder has revealed that she was once overlooked for a role in a film because the studio director said she looked "too Jewish".
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I didn't know that Winona Ryder was Jewish. I knew Mel Gibson was a POS.
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"Oven Dodger," another reason to despise Mel Gibson as if we needed more. #monday Thoughts #MondayVibes
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Winona Ryder says Mel Gibson asked if she was an "oven dodger".
She also said, "There are times when people said," Wait, are you a Jew? But you are so pretty! "
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