When requested with a reporter who read: In Croatia, they would like to proclaim Stepinac a saint, and lately a monument was erected to Mir Barešic …, Rade Šerbedžija literally responded:
– I am threatened with that. I am unable to think that something similar to you could do and I’m awaiting that, and it’ll surely happen, the progressive public in Croatia stops it and states “forget about”. I believe exactly the same about Serbia. I understand it’s really no different there either. They are terrible things. However, I have confidence in the awareness of those as well as in the progressive power of those. And I am sure all this is going to be put back again …
The famous actor, as you can tell, in the statement completely equated outdoors rehabilitation of Ustasha crooks and also the relativization of genocide against Serbs using the political situation in Serbia, that they stated, with no concrete evidence or example, is equivalent to in Croatia ?!
Srebedzija’s statement sounds much more frightening when one knows that he’s a Serb from Croatia who’d to leave Zagreb in the early 1990s before make-believe charges to be a “pitchman”. Also, people of his family endured from Ustasha during The Second World War and through world war 2 from the 1990s, only simply because they were Serbs and Orthodox!
Rade Šerbedžija yesterday didn’t react to numerous calls and messages from journalists and editors of Informer. His scandalous statement met with misunderstanding and condemnation of the area of the Serbian actor and media public.
Director Rados Bajic emphasizes that Sherbedzija is a superb artist and a great friend. He’s believing that Rade doesn’t have reliable information concerning the situation in Serbia.