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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

NOW everyone's mad at Mel Gibson?

So Mel Gibson's in deep shit over "racial & sexist slurs" delivered over the phone to his ex-girlfriend, but it's taken this episode to make him persona non grata in the entertainment industry?
"It is shocking to hear from this man, who has such charm and seeming intelligence in his film roles, but has emerged as a dastardly anti-hero," said editor Bonnie Fuller. "Guess what? Mel doesn't know 'what women want'."
What the hell? Where was the career-ending outrage in 2006 when he let fly with this antisemitic outburst?
Upon getting arrested for drunk driving, in his inebriated state, he allegedly said something to the effect that "fucking Jews are responsible for all the world's wars." In his anger, he asked the arresting deputy if he himself was Jewish. And, of course, he spent $25 million dollars of his own money arguing that the Jews killed Jesus. Well, there you have it. Drink, anger, and money all lead Mel Gibson to alleged acts of anti-Semitism.
How about this homophobic rant to a Spanish newspaper in 1991:
"They take it up the ass ... this is only for taking a shit,” he said at the time. "With this look, who's going to think I'm gay? I don't lend myself to that type of confusion. Do I look like a homosexual? Do I talk like them? Do I move like them?"
This time he calls his ex-girlfriend a whore and threatens to burn her house down and NOW his career is over because he's a misogynist? Please.


The_Iceman said...

I'm not mad at Mel Gibson, but I do think he's insane.

Ardvark said...

Chris Brown cried on TV so he is well on his way to forgiveness, Charlie Sheen may do some time but he also just got a fat raise for 2 1/2 Men, and Hollywood cheers as Roman Polanski gets set free to molest again, but Mel is the devil.

It all makes little sense to me.

Brrr said...

I think it's too bad that he's such an angry guy, but it has no bearing on my appreciation of his films.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile they let Polanski go free? Go figure? (real conservative)

Patsplace said...

He sounds like a a quoted drunk redneck. Big deal! I like his movies.

CanadianSense said...

An self-destructive alcoholic rant that was taped?

I am sure she did not have legal advice to record conversations for the future.

Another Hollywood Star crashing and buring? Tabloid foodder.

Did he rape a thirteen year old and escape to Europe to avoid jail?

Mel Gibson is entitled to make an ass of himself and refuse professional help.

Give me 100 Mels, 100 Lindsay vs 1 Omar Khadr.

Anonymous said...

He owns half of malibu and part of Fiji. He doesn't give a shit and he couldn't care less about what the rest of us thinks.