Skip to comments.Mel Gibson's mainstream Hollywood career is over -- for real, this time
Posted on 07/11/2010 3:59:49 PM PDT by TaraP
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“Sorry, I see little difference between the words of Rev Wright and the words of Mel Gibson.”
Gibson was either drunk, or mistakenly thought he was speaking in private.
A person should not be excused for their hateful words simply because they are drunk.
It doesn’t bother you that he said these things in private and was recorded. I can’t imagine how bad I would sound if someone cherry picked comments from my moments of anger.
She wants MONEY.
Let’s see Mel said: *The Jews are responsible for all the Wars*
Wright then commented on God and government:
“And the United States of America government, when it came to treating her citizens of Indian descent fairly, she failed.
She put them on reservations. When it came to treating her citizens of Japanese descent fairly, she failed. She put them in internment prison camps.
When it came to treating her citizens of African descent fairly, America failed. She put them in chains, the government put them on slave quarters, put them on auction blocks, put them in cotton field, put them in inferior schools, put them in substandard housing, put them in scientific experiments, put them in the lowest paying jobs, put them outside the equal protection of the law, kept them out of their racist bastions of higher education and locked them into positions of hopelessness and helplessness.
The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, not God Bless America. God damn America that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people. God damn America, for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America, as long as she tries to act like she is God, and she is supreme.
The United States government has failed the vast majority of her citizens of African descent
Others say $80 million plus another $20 million for marketing.
Yes, and I hope he does. Life really is too short.
So you dont know?
A Person should not be excused for hateful words simply because they are drunk.
I forgave my Father.....
More slurs were on that tape than just racist comments.
Gibson said that he got addicted to everything. I assume that also means sex. The trouble he has had with women, including the current one, additionally leads me to believe that he's got trouble in this area.
As far as Atlanta...Rochester, etc. I really have no idea.
“But for the media to declare his career over because of bad words said? Silly”
If Mel wants to work, he can work.
However, I’m not sure Americans want to see a film staring a man who goes on Anti-Semitic rants, and tells the mother of his child that she is going to be raped by a bunch of N-Bombs.
You see, we people here in Middle America do not want to support, with our hard earned dollars, a movie or an actor with such foibles.
My Father said to me I would rather see you dead! than with a :N-Bombs. But you know he still kept his JOB and people still hired him because of his work...
“When it came to treating her citizens of African descent fairly, America failed. She put them in chains, the government put them on slave quarters, put them on auction blocks, put them in cotton field, put them in inferior schools... put them in scientific experiments...”
At least Wright got some of it right.
Um, you mean like Robert Downey Jr.’s career is over?
Let’s remember that what Gibson said was said during what he thought was a private conversation (okay, “rant”). He was not speaking for public consumption.
Now, I’m not defending his use of racial epithets, just simply pointing out that the vast majority of us do not consistently use the same language and display of temperament around everyone with whom we interact. I will be honest and admit that the language I use around my friends is not the same language I necessarily use around my mother and younger nieces and nephews. Nor are some of the far-from-politically correct opinions I express privately what I would always want available for all the world to see and hear.
(For the sake of this particular argument, let’s compartmentalize this most recent revelation and forget the drunk-driving rants from a couple years ago -— just for a moment):
What are we saying here exactly? That in America, where we have free speech rights, a man’s livlihood should be taken away because we don’t approve of his private prejudices -— views expressed during a (supposedly) private argument? Have we not all said things in anger and used language we know might be particularly offensive to our opponent, intending to offend them, but without any intention of ever expressing such sentiments publicly or around people we respect.
I just know I would really not want the conversations I have in my most private moments publicized and then have my livlihood affected by the judgements other people make with information with which they are not entitled.
he fits right in
You forgot the most important part of the sentence: "until his next hit."
Funny how you forgot to add in the Africans who SOLD their (People)slaves into bondage....
What history book do you read.
I thought it was illegal to tape someone without their consent?
Did the people that employed your dad know he said those things and did he say those things so that the customers could hear him?
“A person should not be excused for their hateful words simply because they are drunk.”
I’m not an admirer of Mel Gibson, just an enemy of vicious lying Liberal hypocrites. My guess is if Mel had said something vile about Sarah Palin, the L.A. Times wouldn’t have objected.
And how about the Reverend Wright? He wasn’t even drunk, as far as I know. Nor were his most famous faithful parishioners, Barack and Oprah. What’s their excuse?
You are getting liberal slobber everywhere.
“Funny how you forgot to add in the Africans who SOLD their (People)slaves into bondage....”
And that excuses those who brought human beings from Africa to America to sell them into bondage and those who held those human beings in bondage for hundreds of years?
No my father said what he said in *PRIVATE* nobody TAPED him and plastered it all over the TV, INTERNET and PRINT AD’s....
MEL SAID WHAT HE SAID IN PRIVATE.
Senator Robert Byrd says “white ni**ers” on TV
The point is, I don't know if he was scared off of "Warrior Queen" by the early criticism or not.
At any rate, it's Hollywood and you're only as good, or bad, as your next hit. Everything else is forgotten.
“And how about the Reverend Wright? He wasnt even drunk, as far as I know. Nor were his most famous faithful parishioners, Barack and Oprah. Whats their excuse?”
I’m not excusing Wright or those who sat in his church.
“However, Im not sure Americans want to see a film staring a man who goes on Anti-Semitic rants, and tells the mother of his child that she is going to be raped by a bunch of N-Bombs.”
If Silence of the Lambs is remade, Mel will be offered the role of Hannibal Lecter.
YOU ARE BAD!
Stop posting Jail Bait Photos...
Oh really? And just who is "everyone"? You got a family of mice in your pockets???????
“I agree with this article. Mel Gibson has lost credibility with virtually everyone.”
I agree that he’s lost credibilty also -— as a man who embraces Christ’s teachings. I hope he takes time to truly search his heart and pray in the name of Jesus to have the hatred within him cleansed.
The hell you aren't.
You are quoting him!
YOU are the racist on this thread.
Did you happen to hear the latest Selective Service ad on radio?
The announcer points out there are two great Americans:
Martin Luther King and Ceasar Chavez. I kid you not!
You can tell who is in Command!
If he were a longtime Democrat Senator from West Virginia and used racial slurs, would his career be over?
I guess it cannot be known for sure how much the movie made since there are various sources saying different things.
Sorry, I was not aware that Gibson had a right to privacy when he told the police “F#####g Jews...the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.”
I will shell out good money to see it too!
As long as Gibson doesn’t GO MOSLEM, he can scream at that Russian whore all he wants.
Has anybody on this thread ever tried to date a Russian woman?
They are vicious snakes.
I agree. Mel Gibson is a troubled man...lots of anger in there...but I truly doubt he hates blacks and Jews. He uses all kinds of filthy language. I am disappointed in his running around with the young girl more than anything he has said. I feel so bad for all his kids from his long time wife.
No, someone else posted that quote.
“I thought it was illegal to tape someone without their consent?”
I’m not a lawyer, but I think in most jurisdictions only one party to the conversation has to consent. Maryland is a famous exception.
Your racist ass agreed with the quote even if you don’t have the guts to repeat it.
If you are white then you are a pathetic obama voter. If you are black then you are a reparations wanting layabout POS.
Either way I would rather be dead than to be you.
We shall see.
My suspicion is that such "foibles" are overlooked when/if someone does a great movie. If Gibson is still up to it, he will draw an audience even in middle America.
Actual murder, rape, etc. Now those might be "foibles" that people will close their wallet to.
Some don't even use the word they just "imply" it..
Barry Half-White could be seen as a Whiggar..
When it came to treating her citizens of African descent fairly, America failed. She put them in chains, the government put them on slave quarters, put them on auction blocks, put them in cotton field, put them in inferior schools... put them in scientific experiments...
So, it is your opinion that only a liberal could believe that America failed by putting African Americans into slavery and into scientific experiments?
Unless someone decides they really want to make Mad Max 4 ...
You have no CLUE what COPS hear when they arrest DRUNKS!
Actually what MEL said was quite tame..
And a federal government that has "race?" as question #2 on their decennial national census is what?
What's good for the goose...
You just described 90% of Hollywood. As long as those types stay in Hollywood, Middle America is free of them.