I didn’t want to do this, but man I have to get this out. This is probably not gonna be the best written article I’ve done, but whatever. The truth is I’m getting pissed at Mel Gibson, and these are for obvious reasons.
Look, I don’t have to lie, I think he’s a good actor and a good director. Braveheart still stands as one of my favorite films (hell it’s in my top ten) and of course films like Passion and Apocalypto are good films. But just like Roman Polanski, that doesn’t add anything to what he’s done.
Warning: A lot of the next bit features racist remarks and foul language.
Of course we all remember his 2006 DUI where he got arrested and started talking about how “Fucking Jews cause all the wars in the world.” You know the story. And it’s been years from that, and it seemed like that he has change. Of course most recently that’s not true:
A couple days ago, a voice mail was released of Gibson stating racist and misogynistic remarks to his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva: “You look like a fucking pig in the heat, and if you get raped by a pack of niggers, it will be all your fault…I’m gonna come and burn the fucking house down, but you’ll blow me first…”
This is ridiculous. And here’s the thing, Mel Gibson has another movie coming out later this year. And I doubt after this that anyone’s gonna go see this. Not only does this hurt Gibson’s career, it just shows he just an asshole who hasn’t changed. He’s a racist, sexist douchebag and he does not need to be forgiven for the same shit a second time.
So you may remember The Simpsons episode guest starring Gibson where he says “It’s hell being Mel”? Well, you only did that to yourself.