Lars von Trier a făcut glume cu evrei şi-a spus că simpatizează cu Hitler. De fapt, dacă vă uitaţi la video, o să înţelegeţi c-a glumit: “How do I get out of this sentence?“, a întrebat el încurcat la conferinţa de presă, cu o Kirsten Dunst pe buzele căreia se poate citi, de mai multe ori, Oh, my God! Dacă ar fi putut, l-ar fi oprit pe Lars care, cu fiecare cuvânt, îşi atrăgea statutul de persona non grata din partea organizatorilor festivalului de la Cannes.
Lars şi-a cerut scuze după asta, dar a părut prea târziu. Oare lumea a crezut, cu adevărat, că Lars ar fi antisemit? Înţeleg că Antichirstul n-a fost cel mai vesel film pe care l-a făcut şi că, data trecută, vizionarea filmului ăstuia la Cannes a picat greu la stomac, dar chiar şi-aşa, doar pentru că ai un film cu foarte mult sânge şi canini ascuţiţi, nu-nseamnă că eşti o piază rea.
Preiau comentariile de pe urma videoului că redau ceea ce gândesc şi eu. E prea dimineaţă, cafeaua nu e gata şi n-am energia că compun argumente care, în definitiv, sunt deja construite:
“He totally exposed western “nazi/hitler” phobia and the fucking political correctness of people that feel very offended by nazi comments but find it very easy to adopt the same fascist behaviors they do not tolerate. ”
“It is said that there is a fine line between madness and genius. Hitler was a madman; von Trier is a genius film director. The role of an artist is to be able to understand all points of view. Hitler’s only real genius was recognizing great artists, at least “classically” great artists, and surrounding himself with them. Speer and Reifenstahl are prime examples. We need not crucify von Trier for putting his foot in his mouth. Separate the artist from his/her art.”
“Lars is a good and inteligent guy! He is one of he most tolerant and humane people in Europe. He defends the weak, protests against the unfairness and inequality in society and talks about our inner swine-dog. This is why it’s very hurtful to see the lynching of a man who is a much better person than those condemning him and trying to make him look like a monster. They got offended because they WANTED to. We all look for scape goats to feel better with ourselves.”
“Empathy can mean to understand the feelings behind another person’s actions, not necesaarily having same opinions and feelings, just understand something about what is going on in another person’s mind. ”
“Lars Von Trier is known in Denmark for being on the political left! He’s known as a humanist and provocateur. In 2004 he made a campaign protesting against nationalism, intolerance and egoism in society! He threatened the Danish culture minister with burning the Danish flag. He gave the Crown Prince a flag that was turned upside down as a wedding present. It was a protest against the right wing powers which, he said, use the flag and associate it with intolerance and nationalism.”