Skip to comments.Disney Cancels Mel Gibson Holocaust Series
Posted on 08/01/2006 6:14:52 AM PDT by kddid
The ABC television network has pulled a miniseries about the Holocaust it was developing with Mel Gibson 's production company, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, quoting an unidentified representative for the network.
Gibson was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early on Friday and was reported to have launched into a tirade against Jews, asking the arresting officer if he was a Jew and blaming the Jews for starting all wars.
The actor, who holds strong conservative Catholic religious and political views and whose father is a Holocaust denier, apologized on Saturday.
The incident has raised questions about the future of projects Gibson and his Icon Productions company are working on, like the ABC television miniseries based on a memoir about a Dutch Jew during World War II, the newspaper said.
An ABC representative told the paper, without elaborating, it has been two years and the network still has not seen a script, so the project is being pulled. A spokesperson for ABC, which is owned by Walt Disney Co. , could not be reached for comment.
Disney's movie studio arm still plans to release Gibson 's self-financed Mayan-language movie "Apocalypto" on Dec. 8, Hollywood's trade papers reported. The Web site Slate.com quoted Walt Disney Studios president Oren Aviv as saying he accepted Gibson 's apology.
Can't blame Disney at all on this.
This is NewsMax .........
Since when did Disney give a flying rip about social behaviour? It's all about the money ... and Mel Gibson is a cash cow.
It's sad that Mel will pay a heavy price for his rant. The 60s crowd ('thought police') wants to regulate every word or thought that occurs to everyone. I remember a rhyme that I learned as a child that the newer generations need to adapt 'sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never harm me'. People just need to develop a thicker skin. If you don't like what someone is saying, change the channel.
If Mel could turn the project into a gay relationship between a Jewish victim and his/her Nazi guard, Disney would fall all over itself trying to get it back into production.
It was kinda dumb for these guys to make Mel a spokesman for this miniseries to begin with. It just highlights the controversy surrounding him.
He will learn..
But to hear the MSM, the Dixie Chicks are VICTIMS!!!
And have lost the right to FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!
I'm in business. If I make stupid comments to my clients, I lose business. Do I have that *right*, as an American, yes. I will not go to jail. But I do not have the right to not have consequences for those comments (ie: ticking off valuable clients).
That being said, I still love Mel Gibson's work.
I investigate doctors for a living and came upon a doc that was convicted or murdering his wife. Spent time in prison, was released early and had his license to practice medicine restored.
State board determined the crime did not effect his ability to practice.
Now watch the assassination of Mel Gibson ......
Might I add ...... there are forces that would love to see Mel destroyed for making a film like The Passion.
Those that have ears ... let them hear.
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"Might I add ...... there are forces that would love to see Mel destroyed for making a film like The Passion. "
I would agree that Mel is a target because of that movie.
But, I think you may be a bit dramatic. No one but Mel can destroy Mel. Mel is rich beyond most of our dreams, has a lovely wife and family. Mel has more control over his life and surroundings than I can imagine. It's all up to Mel.
Since it's all up to Mel, he should, and will, pay for his comments. Just as the Dixie Chicks paid, Mel will pay. Mel's fan base will stay, but he will lose some fans, to be sure. Mel being dropped from producing a movie about the Holocaust is a no-brainer. It had to be done.
Alcohol is a truth serum. Sure we say stupid things when drunk, but there is truth behind what we say. I'd say that Mel is an anti-semite. I think Mel needs help with his drinking problem, and his anti-semite attitude. He has the means, does he have the courage?
I'll buy the "bit dramatic" comment ...... but I was referring to a more spritual battle within Mel. As you correctly stated, only Mel can fight that fight.
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