Simon Wiesenthal Center: Von Trier Should Win Cannes’ ‘Bigot of the Year’ Award

May 18th, 2011

The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned the calculated and gratuitous comments by Danish director, Lars Von Trier made during his press conference at the Cannes Film Festival.

“The only award that Lars Von Trier should receive is the Cannes Film Festival “Bigot of the Year” for expressing his “understanding of” and “sympathy for” Adolf Hitler and for suggesting a “Final Solution” for journalists,” said Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, the founder and dean and associate dean of the leading Jewish Human Rights organization. “Please spare us all a meaningless apology written for him by his publicists,” they concluded.

Watch video of comments made during press conference here...

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