Ha! Well, this is certainly an inneresting way to raise money!
The Congregration Beth Shalom, in Corona, cannot pay back a massive loan it took out, and has reached out to Mel Gibson to cover the costs - as a way to prove that he isn't Anti-Semitic!
The letter reads:
"Our proposal to you, Mr. Gibson, is since you have been cited as an Anti-Semitic, and have denied those allegations, what better way to prove to all your fans and the nay Sayers — than to endorse and help raise funds for our cause — SOS, Save Our Synagogue."
"Mr. Gibson, we offer you to be a Mensch and make a sizable contribution to our cause."
A rep for the temple later clarified:
"We weren't trying to shame Mel Gibson into giving us money. We are approaching many celebrities and people of the community as well. We thought because of his situation he would be very much interested in supporting our cause."
Somehow, we doubt that!
But hey! It was worth a shot, right?
Guess you're just going to have to resort to a good, old fashioned bake sale!
[Image via WENN.]
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