Saturday, December 16, 2006

Mad Mel Misses The Point

Mel Gibson has told his detractors: "Get the hell over it.
The Hollywood star, who issued a grovelling apology to the Jewish community in the summer after unleashing an anti-Semitic rant when he was arrested for drink-driving, said the way he had been treated since was "out of proportion".
He also defended his new movie Apocalypto against charges that it is excessively violent in its portrayal of the last days of the Mayan civilisation.
"How many people do you know get a DUI (driving under the influence) and are kicked around for six months?" Gibson told USA Today.
"It's out of proportion. I'm not saying I wasn't at fault.
"Hey, we're not perfect, we're all human, get over it.
"I've apologised, done the right thing, now get the hell over it. I'm a work in progress.
Apocalypto, which shocked critics with its depictions of beheadings and hearts being ripped from people's chests, defied predictions that Gibson's personal troubles would hamper its success to top the box office in its opening weekend.
On Thursday it picked up a Golden Globe nomination in the foreign language film category.
Gibson has missed the point. People are having a go at him not because he got a DUI. The public and media are angry because he made a number of anti-Jewish remarks and that despite his apologies, everyone does not believe that they were sincere. Not only that, his father is an infamous holocaust denier.

1 comment:

istanbultory said...

If you think Mel is barmy (and there can be little doubt on that score), his father is positively stark raving bonkers.Hutton Gibson, has argued that many European Jews counted as death camp victims of the Nazi regime had in fact fled to countries like Australia and the United States. He also believes that Jews are
out to create a "one world religion and one world government" and has outlined a conspiracy theory involving Jewish bankers, the US Federal Reserve and the Vatican, among others.
He also believes that the Twin Towers were not destroyed by AQ but by remote control...

See here.