When Mel Gibson first burst on the screen in Mad Max, he was a hot young guy who's beliefs were hidden from sight.
Seems that the man who made the movie that could do no wrong in the eyes of evangelical "Christian's" has shown himself to be a vulgar anti-Semitic bigot as well as an ignorant sexist (sugar tits????). For years, his father has railed against the Jewish people, sometimes claiming that the Holocaust was wildly exaggerated and that the Germans didn't exterminate Jews in the camps.
Don't believe me about his Dad? Here.
(I don't blame you, I wouldn't believe me either if I wasn't, well, you know, me...)
NOW, we have good old Mel making the same kinds of outrageous and bigoted statements... I'm sooo glad I never saw Mel's version of Christ's crucifixion. He co-wrote it, he directed it and he produced it... seems the Jewish communities' concerns about anti-Semitism weren't wrong.
Guess the apple really doesn't fall far from the tree... and that worms do go from one bad apple to another.
I jumped off the "Mel is great" bandwagon a while ago. See, not only is he a anti-Semite, he's a homphobe too. Don't believe me about that? Here's a quote from Wiki:
Some gay rights groups have accused Gibson of homophobia for a 1992 interview in the Spanish magazine El Pais. In the interview, when asked what he thought of gay people, he said, "They take it up the ass." Gibson then bent over and pointed to his buttocks, saying "This is only for taking a shit." When the interviewer recalled that Gibson previously had expressed fear that people would think he is gay because he's an actor, Gibson responded in saying "Do I sound like a homosexual? Do I talk like them? Do I move like them?" Gibson later defended his comments on Good Morning America, saying "I don't think there's an apology necessary, and I'm certainly not giving one. [Those remarks were a response] to a direct question. If someone wants my opinion, I'll give it. What, am I supposed to lie to them?"
Another thing I've noticed over the years is that he's had numerous drunk driving arrests. I don't care if you ARE an alcoholic, get a fucking cab! He's one of the wealthiest men in all of Hollywood, it ain't like he can't afford one. Hell, if you KNOW you're a lush, (He's made several statements to the press stating that he has a problem with alcohol) then why not have a limo on standby if a cab is too pedestrian for you? Again, it ain't like he can't afford it.
I have no sympathy for his current state. None. He's a religiously dogmatic, anti-Semitic homophobe who isn't smart enough to call a cab and I'm supposed to feel sorry for him?