Mel Gibson: I’m Not An Anti-Semite, But I Play One Well

Mel Gibson has made a rather lengthy mea culpa over his recent DUI arrest/drunken tirade which include more than its share of anti-Semitic slurs. Gibson denies he’s an anti-Semite and invites Jewish leaders to help him make amends to the Jewish community at large.

Now, I though that the charges of anti-Semitism in The Passion of the Christ were overwrought and part of an effort to smear Gibson and traditionalist Catholics. However, if someone’s capable of making the kind of racist slurs that Gibson made that night, the idea that they would infuse their works with subtle anti-Semitism – intentional or otherwise – becomes much less far-fetched.

Gibson seems honestly contrite, but it’s clear that Gibson has some serious issues to get over. The man needs help, and hopefully he’ll get the kind of counseling he deserves. However, it seems rather difficult to believe that he’ll be able to recover his career from this kind of escapade, which is too bad since he is a talented actor and director.

3 thoughts on “Mel Gibson: I’m Not An Anti-Semite, But I Play One Well

  1. Has started photoshopping “Alcoholypto” posters yet?

    Mel Gibson is nuts; but then again, every good filmmaker tends to be in one form or another. (Kubrick? Misanthrope. Tarantino? Biggest egotistical jackass on the planet. Stone? Commie. Spielberg? Probably wears women’s underwear.) I, for one, can’t wait for Apocalypto.

  2. You forgot

    Polanski – pedophile
    Allen – pedophile

    Or pederast or whatever. Unless you left them out because you were only dealing with great directors. Which I understand.

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