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Steven Spielberg needed something big to make the public forget about the painful 'Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' and his regrettable announcement of 'Indiana Jones 5.'

Luckily for him, the Anti-Defamation League has honored him with their highest honor: America's Democratic Legacy Award. The director's distinguished film and social work certainly deserves it.

While Moviefone is proud of Spielberg, we can't help but wonder, if he represents Indiana Jones in today's world of tolerance, understanding and acceptance, which celebrities represent the bad guys? The following names certainly fit that bill due to their recent ethnic or racial slurs.
Steven Spielberg needed something big to make the public forget about the painful 'Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' and his regrettable announcement of 'Indiana Jones 5.'

Luckily for him, the Anti-Defamation League has honored him with their highest honor: America's Democratic Legacy Award. The director's distinguished film and social work certainly deserves it.

While Moviefone is proud of Spielberg, we can't help but wonder, if he represents Indiana Jones in today's world of tolerance, understanding and acceptance, which celebrities represent the bad guys? The following names certainly fit that bill due to their recent ethnic or racial slurs.

Presenting the dastardly Anti-Anti-Defamation League!

Mel Gibson
The world baffled at how Gibson could possibly follow up the gigantic, questionably anti-Semitic blockbuster, 'The Passion of the Christ.' Not even the most clairvoyant entertainment blogger guessed his next move would be a drunken tirade so racist and sexist that skinheads blushed. What is truly genius about Gibson's Anti-Anti-Defamation is his ability to still surprise. For years he's been criticized for homophobia, yet during his infamous rant he threatened to "f***" the Jewish male arresting officer. He has many layers.


Michael Richards
It's hurtful when a beloved TV actor does something horrible ... like starring in 'The Michael Richards Show' (and don't think we forgot the equally as offensive movie 'Trial and Error'). It's doubly painful when he doesn't learn for it and makes worse mistakes ... like becoming a standup comic. In hindsight, maybe the public should have seen Richards' racial slurs coming after his series of brain-dead decisions. Still, we all gaped at the infamous video of Racist Kramer onstage.

Brigitte Bardot
While the French regularly criticize Americans for being brutes, this 73-year-old French actress could teach everyone in our League lessons in verbal brutality. She's incited so much religious hatred towards Muslims, she had to go to trial in April, 2008 and pay a fine of 15,000 Euros. She claimed the Muslim community was destroying France ... and all these years we were blaming her terrible acting for the country's downfall.

Mickey Rourke
Even though he owed a pet Chihuahua for 17 years and cried over a congratulatory letter from Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke doesn't let his feminine side impede his love for homosexual slurs. In 2006, he said he's not afraid to use the word "f*g" and if "somebody has a problem with that, they can kiss my f**kin' ass." In October, he defended his beloved word, saying it has "nothing to do with gay" and used it when he played football . . . because we all know football players set good examples (hey Plexico).


Shia LaBeouf
Young celebrities complain about having it tough these days with technology making it so easy for anyone to upload embarrassing photos and videos. Here's a solution: Don't call your friend a gay slur during a manly slap-fight. LaBeouf claims the video happened years ago and he regrets it. However, he also claims he grew up as the only white kid in a dangerous neighborhood. If that's true, why is his face so pretty? Next he'll claim, "I can't be homophobic, some of my best friends are black."


Miley Cyrus
This year a photo was leaked online of Cyrus making, in her words, a "goofy face." Unfortunately, many Asian Americans didn't see the humor in it since she's pulling at her eyes to make them slanted. Maybe she had something in both of her contacts? Not unless her five friends have the exact issue. The only person in the photo not making the "goofy face" is an Asian male. Cyrus wrote on her website, "Well, Im (sic) sorry if those people looked at those pics and took them wrong." She must have Rush Limbaugh's publicist.


Paris Hilton
How could simple-minded Paris offend minorities? With videos of her and her sister Nicky dancing around a house party spewing "jokes" for their other rich, white friends. The Rick Salomon video seems tame by comparison. The latest video came after a New York's video of the sisters dissing each other anti-gay and racist slurs. Give them a break, maybe they're just too dumb to realize they're not gay, Jewish, and/or black themselves.