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Monday, July 31, 2006

Mel Gibson - shut the #$%* up

Amid all the attention in the media to Mel Gibson's drunken anti-semitic rant after his recent arrest in California, let's remember that he has a history of statements like this going back many years, and yet fans still flock to his movies. For example, here's an anti-homosexual rant given to a Spanish interviewer in 1992: ( from Independent Gay Forum

by Rex Wockner Outlines News
Service (Article filed January 1992)

Heartthrob actor Mel Gibson, asked by one of Spain's leading magazines what he thinks of homosexuals, launched into a tirade against gay men. "They take it up the ass," Gibson told El Pais as he got out of his chair, bent over and pointed to his butt. "This is only for taking a shit," he said. Reminded by the interviewer, Koro Castellano, that he workedwith gays while studying at the School of Dramatic Arts, Gibson added: "They were good people, kind, I like them. But their thing is not my thing." Castellano said, "But you were obsessed with the thought that if you were an actor, people would confuse you with one of them." "Yes," Gibson admitted, "but I did it. I became an actor despite that. But with this look, who's going to think I'm gay? It would be hard to take me for someone like that. "Do I sound like a homosexual?" he asked. "Do I talk like them? Do I move like them? "What happens is when you're an actor, they stick that label on you," Gibson said. "I go from playing rugby one week to taking dance classes in black leotards the next. Many of the girls that I met in school took it for granted that I was gay."

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