Alex Blaze

Mel Gibson Doesn't Discriminate

Filed By Alex Blaze | April 24, 2011 7:30 AM | comments

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"I've never treated anyone badly or in a discriminatory way based on their gender, race, religion or sexuality -- period. I don't blame some people for thinking that though, from the garbage they heard on those leaked tapes, which have been edited. You have to put it all in the proper context of being in an irrationally, heated discussion at the height of a breakdown, trying to get out of a really unhealthy relationship. It's one terribly, awful moment in time, said to one person, in the span of one day and doesn't represent what I truly believe or how I've treated people my entire life."

--Mel Gibson

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Laurie Edwards | April 24, 2011 8:33 AM

Mel Gibson is a slithering, howling example of a racist, sexist, homophobic anti-Semite. I can't imagine anyone ever giving him a job again--and I would boycott the work of anyone who did. Not that I don't believe in "forgive and forget." I do. However, to get to that point, the transgressor has to show that he/she is truly sorry for having offended; Mel Gibson doesn't even seem able or willing to admit he's been at fault. Screw him.

As I recall, Gibson made almost a billion dollars -- and I mean literally almost a billion with a "b" -- via the world revenues from Passion of The Christ.

Unless he is a total financial idiot, he doesn't have to worry about whether anyone will give him a job or not.

He's got enough money that, if he really wanted to, he could do some major damage to the image of this group or that. I don't see him doing that, I don't see him using his money and power that way.

Truly impossible to say any better.

Hmmm,Judging people! Isn't homophobia, transphobia etc a type of judgement against other people usually for ridiculous reasons? And well, aren't you people doing the same? Most people really need to get out of their ego's, and back to their center. Wake up and smell the coffee!

Anthony Babicci | April 24, 2011 5:19 PM

I attended NIDA the theatre school in the 70's with Mel .He has always known that i and others around him were gay and he has always been friendly and charming.I saw him a few years ago ,he greeted me warmly .He is a really nice person.
Sometimes people say things in anger that do not represent their true feelings and beliefs

Prejudices we learn as children generally go very deep. As we mature we can bury these using our logical facilities. But our old reptilian "hate the other" brain functioning may still come out when we are tired, drunk or otherwise mentally impaired. Since we do not get do overs for our childhoods this is pretty much where many adults end up.

Mr. Gibson is no different than many men his age, race and background except for being followed by the media enough that his slip-ups are there for the world to see.

Incidentally this sort of thing goes both ways. Many older Blacks were taught to hate Whites, many now middle aged women were taught by old style feminists to hate men. Put these people under stress such as being tired and the venom will also often come out. Liberal web sites rarely call them on it since the PC view for liberals, particularly in the LGBT community, is straight White men are evil oppressors.