South Park creator Matt Stone has slammed Mel Gibson for his controversial film THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST - accusing him of being obsessed with torture.

The star has already mocked Gibson this year (04) in the THE PASSION OF THE JEW South Park episode, after being singularly unimpressed with Gibson's religious epic.

Stone tells PAGESIX.COM, "If what you wanted to watch was Jesus getting beaten up for the last 12 hours, it was well done. I bet Gibson wanted to play Jesus until he realised he's too old and not Semitic-looking enough."

He adds of Gibson's obsession with tortured heroes, "If you look at his filmography, he is obsessed with tortured heroes. Even in movies where it's like, 'That doesn't really fit,' he works in a little torture."

18/05/2004 17:09