Richard Gere a-ok with Olympics boycott

The Pound Ridge resident (and owner of the newly opened Barn at Bedford Post restaurant) joined in the chorus of people condemning the Chinese government for its brutal crackdown on Tibetan monks and other people protesting the country’s treatment of Tibet. Speaking to Reuters, he said, “I’ve not been pro-boycott, but I think if this is not handled correctly, yes we should boycott. Everyone should boycott.” Then, appearing on Wolf Blitzer’s CNN show, he said, “This is clearly a time that if China wishes to be a world power … it cannot behave this way. Inclusive societies become great societies. Brutalizing your people is not a way to greatness.”

Here’s the full Blitzer interview:

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Ted Mann

Ted Mann aspires to join Stephen Baldwin’s Breakthrough Ministry, more commonly known as “skateboarding for the savior." Before becoming a Senior Editor at InTown, he worked at The Atlantic Monthly, the Philadelphia City Paper, and the University of Pennsylvania Press. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Press, and The Pennsylvania Gazette.