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So Mel Gibson's Appearance In THE HANGOVER Sequel Has Been Reconsidered...

Merrick here...
Earlier this week we learned that Mel Gibson was set to make an appearance in Todd Phillips' forthcoming sequel to THE HANGOVER. This...didn't go over so well. When I first heard about the decision to include Gibson in the movie, I knew it was certain to ruffle some feathers - but I was surprised by the overall negativity and intensity of reaction to the news. For example, we received a number of e-mails from readers saying that Gibson's appearance had soiled their perception of all Todd Phillips movies, and they weren't sure they would ever see another one of his pictures again. Pretty strong sentiments. in the entire time I've been covering the entertainment biz on The Net (over a decade)...I don't recall such loud and precise ire ever having been vented towards casting of this type. Now it looks like Gibson won't be in the film due to negative reactions about his appearance. Todd Phillips has issued a statement saying that "I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew." So there you have it. This decision is certain to re-open debates about where, exactly, the threshold lies in matters such as these. I.e. why do some celebrity missteps afford second and third chances, while other stars are quickly consumed by fiery and inescapable backlashes. I don't pretend to have these answers (although I have a few hunches I'm not comfortable sharing herein), but I think these are fascinating questions to ask all the same.
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  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    He can play crazy to T

    by thedude2010

    I thought it would have been great. Now we will never know. Because of a few stupid @ssholes.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Err? This is bullshit.

    by A G

    The director is a huge pussy.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST


    by FilmBuf82

    Guess they forgot that Mike Tyson was a CONVICTED RAPIST. No no no. That's nothing compared to a DRUNKEN tirade. Idiots.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    There's always Lethal Weapon 5 Mel

    by ilovemichealbay

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    The answer is obvious.

    by daggor

    He has verbally attacked Jews AND women. he's kinda' fucked.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Zack Galifinakis has STROKE.

    by ONeillSG1

    Dude singlehandedly killed this one with his magical beard of destiny!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Zack Galifinakis

    by Chief_Macho

    is going to get beat down by some pipe hitting nazis this weekend.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    didn't polanski sleep with a 13 year old at jack nicholson's hou

    by dylan ricards

    sucks, i really wanted to see his viking epic.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Mel never bit anybody's ear off.

    by MyNameisSimon

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST


    by theguilty1

    Yeah, no problem with a convicted rapist being in the first one...

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Mel Gibson played Mad Max

    by Righteous Brother

    I don't really care about all that other stuff.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST


    by noiretblanc

    Gibson's disappearance has soiled my perception of all Todd Phillips movies, and I'm not sure I will ever see another one of his pictures again.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    So raping someone is cool but bad words are where the lines draw

    by MartinBlank278

    I would be fine with them not having Mel in the movie if they weren't so forgiving to Mike Tyson for the actions hes taken over the years which trump anything Gibson has ever done. I'm not defending Mel Gibson, but I'm fucking sick of all the unneeded white guilt in Hollywood. The guys an asshole just like 25% of the actors we kiss the ground of on a daily basis.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    it's not a first offense...

    by exyle

    Gibson has had plenty of chances and has proven himself an unreformed racist, misogynist and anti-semite. The real question is how many more chances does he deserve?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Yes, but Mike Tyson is ok

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    All he did was rape somebody. What a bunch of dumb-asses. if you want to avoid working with Mel fine, just don't be a bunch of hypocrites.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Too bad

    by futurementat

    He's one of (if not the) greatest actor/directors of our time. In fact, he could be the best actor/writer/director of all time. Sad that two drunken rants have destroyed his reputation with the little people.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    And for the record

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    While I think Gibson is a whacko, I do support his pro blowjob stance.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    What the fuck?

    by Kefrif

    I always thought movies were made for the audience, not for the whims of the people making them. If this is some sort of "protect the domestic audience" backlash, then fine - but Gibson is a star round the world FFS. As someone above said, a convicted rapist is fine, but not a dude who mouths off when he falls off the wagon? H.Y.P.O.C.R.I.S.Y. Thy name is Phillips. Ridiculous.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Possible replacements for Gibson:

    by rev_skarekroe

    Fatty Arbuckle<p> Roman Polanski<p> Gary Glitter<p> Michael Vick<p> Ron Spector<p> The guy who directed "Powder"<p>

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Come on, People

    by Hipshot

    The best you can do is cite celebrities who did things YEAR or DECADES ago? We can't shun someone for a few damn months? This will all have blown over in a couple of years, but your examples are people who took a major, major hit to their popularity for many years, and will probably never fully recover (not that they should). Mel did this shit just a few months ago. No comparison. Let him be shunned for a year, and then return, apologetic, to the fold.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST


    by andrew coleman

    I don't like when Hollywood decides to just black ball people. Some guys do some seriously dark shit and they still get work. I heard Bret Ratner straight did stuff to a young woman trying to get a role... Yet he has some Oceans 11 rip off movie coming out soon. Sure Mel Gibson is crazy but isn't everyone in hollywood?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Meanwhile Hollywood continues to.....

    by MartinBlank278

    suck Roman Poanski's dick everytime he releases another one of her mediocre films. The guy said some bad words people. Be mad if you want, but get your priorities in check.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST


    by MartinBlank278

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Jodie's Beaver will save Mel.

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    And then he can mak3 his Viking movie... I hope. In the first one Mr A. Rapist Earmuncher/Roidrager(playing himself) was a cool guy to look up to. In the second Mr Verbally Mean Drunk was gonna play a crazy tattooist in Bangkok. Of course we couldn't allow that!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Poor Mel

    by shalashaska

    The dude cant catch a break

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    you realise...

    by sergiu_dickolaescu

    ...this will only strengthen some people's antisemitic stance.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Mel yelled at his obnoxious, money-grubbing wife

    by slone13

    This is hardly worth continued discussion. People are idiots.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    So it's ok to let convicted rapists have a cameo

    by smackfu

    but not a guy who yells crazy things at people when he gets drunk? Makes perfect sense to me. People need to wake up about this Mel Gibson thing, it's a clear example of mob mentality. If you are outraged about Mel's cameo, you need to realize that you are not experiencing free will in this scenario, but a fear of deviating from the social contract so overwhelming that it clouds your most basic logic. It's a guy who yells crazy things at people when he's drunk. You don't blacklist people for that. You invite them to Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    A "hunch"?

    by DeathShrike

    A "hunch" you're "not comfortable sharing"? Jesus H Fucking Christ. I'm creeped out by the possible implications of that statement. Also, Mike Tyson has at least served his time for his shit. I'm more worried about someone as horrible Mel Gibson being returned to a position of POWER.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST


    by Lucky13

    Polanski is just a poor, misunderstood artist that sometimes drugs and rapes underage girls... Tyson is just a crazy guy with a good heart, who just happened to rape a woman... Victor Salva just enjoys to rape 12 year olds. What's so wrong with that? Fuck you people who will hold Gibson to the fire for a couple of drunken tirades.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Netflix instant queue...

    by MCVamp

    Is now the earliest I will ever view this movie. What a pussy move. Mel Gibson has made some mistakes, said some stupid drunken things, but Hollywood seems to forgive everything EXCEPT a swat at the Jews. Sean Connery thought women could use a smack in the face: considered royalty. Halle Berry does a hit and run: wins Oscar. Roman Polanski drugs and rapes a teenager: 99% of Hollywood defends him. And yes, Mike Tyson, ear-shredder and convicted rapist. Oh, but fuck Mel Gibson, he said bad words about women and a religious group while stone drunk. Bunch of hypocritical no-account pussies.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    I sympathize with

    by DrMeyer

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I would like to repeat: Not a first offence.

    by moorE12

    There is a patter of behavior with Gibson. Yes, I too thought it was strange that a convicted rapist was cast, but as far as the law is concerned Tyson is not a repeat fender. Also, when Gibson was asked straight up is the Holocaust happened, he danced around the answer. He said everything but yes. A person who denies the Holocaust happened means that they are filled with so much hate, bigotry and racism that they can ignore all the existing evidence. Denying the Holocaust happened is like saying the laws of physics are not true.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    One positive note

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    Gibson may have to acquiesce to taking another run at the Mad Max series. I grizzled old Max tearing through the wastelands in the last of the V-8 interceptors, I say bring it on! Gibson is responsible for two of my favorite cinematic experiences of all time, the Road Warrior and Lethal Weapon (which as a side note, along with Die Hard constitute the two greatest action films of all time). I can easily separate the fact that he's a troubled guy with the fact that he's a great actor/director. Michael Vick is back playing QB in the NFL, yet Mel Gibson should be ostracized because he's a closeted bigot? I think Hollywood's standards are a little out of whack. Now, if they prove he punched his wife, I say they can ring him up on that (having his career impacted due to battery, I'm ok with - but if it's just all the yelling, then as Carl Speckler says, it's a little harsh).

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Mel's not a racist drunkard....

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    ....he's just Australian!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    I wonder when the recording of Mel Gibsons phone call to Todd Ph

    by thedarklingthrush

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    I sympathize with Mel...

    by DrMeyer

    I've been in nasty and abusive relationships with women, and trust me, they can be as bad or worse than men when it comes to dishing out hurt. His wife is a gold-digging slut who wrecked his earlier marriage, and he's paying for it now. His career's been sliding, and he said some stupid things. That doesn't make him any less talented. Give the man a break, others have been forgiven for worse.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    I would like to repeat: Tyson played himself

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    and they kissed his ass in the first movie. Gibson was gonna play a crazy tattooist in Bangkok, probably no ass kissing of real life Mel Gibson what so ever. Gotta admit that makes a difference.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Sorry folks, rage is not PC

    by SmokingRobot

    But rape is fine apparently. These assholes would all fall over themselves to work with Woody Allen or Roman Polanski. But if you're pissed because you find out your girlfriend is a whore....well, that's just unforgivable.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST


    by MCVamp

    While Gibson may have an ongoing problem that requires therapy, what's worse: saying awful things about women and Jews a few times or sticking your dick in an unwilling/unconscious person once? If Hollywood had turned its back on Polanski instead of defending him like he healed the girl of cancer rather than raping her, this wouldn't be such an annoying pussy move.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Im not going to give Tyson brownie points

    by MartinBlank278

    for being convicted (and in my opinion being guilty) of raping someone just once. Admit that its WAY more fucked up to put Tyson in The Hangover or Roman P. in Rush Hour 3 and call it a fucking day.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Too Much to Ask

    by DeathShrike

    I guess it's too much to ask to expect message board posters to not support Mel Gibson. They sympathize too much with someone who also spews hatred and bile on a regular basis.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Mel's an a--

    by Generalcatburd

    but I didn't think the Hangover was deserved all the praise it has heaped upon it. It was amusing but comedy gold? really? Mel needs more then an gimmicky appearance in a sophmoric sequel to save him from himself.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Screw Zach

    by MrPopular

    Bitching about a movie. He should be glad he's getting move rolls

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    On the Bright Side

    by InActionMan

    Mel is now free to do a buddy cop movie with Rick Sanchez.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    MCVamp: Polanski

    by moorE12

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Question DeathShrike

    by MartinBlank278

    I agree with you that Gibson has issues, but i am curious if you have a harder time supporting him or Polanski. Won't judge your answer. I honestly just want to know.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    its ok Mel

    by listo65

    The Hangover wasn't that funny anyway. At least you won't have to hang out with Zack Galifanakas!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Why I sympathize with Mel...

    by MCVamp

    There's no one who doesn't have a little bit (or a LOT bit) of Mel in them. We all have our prejudices--maybe not Jews or women or Mexicans or blacks or Asians, but there's something, and when we get drunk we say things that we normally wouldn't let loose. And we've all been angry enough to chew someone out. Most of us have loudly and angrily lashed out with ugly intentions at a wife/husband or a lover, or a backstabbing friend.<br><br>And here's the thing...most of the rest of the world never hears about our bullshit. Mel, as a celebrity, has to deal with private shit going public. When's the last time one of your answering machine messages ended up on TMZ?<br><br>Is there record of Mel hitting anyone? Raping anyone? Killing anyone? Robbing anyone? (Other than the people who saw CONSPIRACY THEORY) No. And guess what? That's something I haven't done either. Mel hasn't done anything that most normal emotional human beings have done, except he's famous and it makes news. The worst thing Mel has ever done that I should condemn is drive drunk. Well I've done that too, unfortunately. Was what he said wrong? Undoubtedly. But the punishment is not befitting the "crime", particularly in hypocritical suck-my-dick-and -I'll-suck-yours Hollywood.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    It's clear

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    It's clear that she goaded him into it and was all set up to tape it too. Totally pre-meditated.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    MCVamp: Polanski

    by moorE12

    People always bring up Polanski, and yes he did have sex with a 13 year old. Did he knowingly have sex with a 13 year old? And how does the woman he had sex with feel? Because I am pretty sure she doesn't feel like a victim. Also, why don't people ever shit on all the other men who have had sex with young girls. In fact didn't Jerry Lee Lewis marry a young girl who was also his cousin??

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Did the planet Galgamek have something to do with this?

    by photoboy

    Now suck my jagon while I stick my finger in your thrusher.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST


    by Stuntcock Mike

    He was the only reason to see it. <p> Soo fucking sensitive.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    moorE12...not lashing back BTW

    by MCVamp

    Patty Hearst didn't feel like a victim after a while either. I do see your point and Polanski is the simple scapegoat to resort to. But Polanski fled the US and never returned to face a trial, a pretty telling sign that he knew he'd done something wrong. <br><br>To be fair, I am a fan of Jerry Lee Lewis's music, though he seems to have been a pretty fucked-up dude. But Jerry Lee also had a hard fall from grace that lasted nearly 30 years until they made his biopic.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    So Hollywood...

    by BorisHumphrey

    The funny thing is that the only people in Hollywood who have problems with Mel Gibson are Lefty celebrities. Even the Jews who run Hollywood don't give a fuck what he says, as long as his movies make money. Ari Emmanuel, a pretty powerful agent, tried to rally people to blackball Gibson after his drunken rant, and it failed. Besides; who cares if he verbally abused and physically assaulted his fame-whore wife?! That's why God invented Russian wives.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Oh waaaaaaah

    by boardbrtn

    Get over it, this would've been hilarious!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    raping, molestation, dog killing, hitting chicks

    by MartinBlank278

    its all good baby. just dont ask a russian slut to blow you in a jacuzzi and drop the n bomb.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    I still love Mel Gibson.....

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    And I'm BLACK!!!! Lethal Weapon, Payback(reloaded), Braveheart, Mad MAX?And he cant get a bit part in Hangover 2? <p> NIgga please <p> Not offended about what comes out of a drunk asses mouth... When he's arguing with a dingbat In the privacy of his own home. After years and years of pop culture tossing the N word around from comedies to dramas to rap music. Black people are not the only ones who uses that WORD. <p> If anything the man needs help, not to be alienated! <p> The same community that's trying to shut down Mel are the same ones that gave us... <p> Dirty Harry, "Harry hates everyone...chinks, niggers, wops...everyone." <p> Archie Bunker, "If your spics and your spades want their rightful share of the American dream, let 'em get out there and hustle for it like I done." <p> And BIRTH OF A NATION.... probably thee most offensive movie of all time which also became the blueprint for modern day filmmaking because it was so "revolutionary" <p> so FUCK YOU HOLLYWOOD! <p> Oh and FUCK ZACH WHATCHAMARECALLHIS FUKINNAMEIZ! <p> When your 15 minutes fade let's see what kinda tirade you go on.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Mel to be replaced by

    by spidercoz

    Lindsay Lohan. She's up to her 17th chance I think. When she gets to 20 they give her a plaque.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Because Mel Gibson is still in denial

    by Well-Armed Lamb

    Mike Tyson is not a moral paragon. But if you read his recent interviews, you will see one theme over and over again: he realizes he is not a good man and is trying, however clumsily, to be a better one. Tyson says he doesn't see a human being when he looks in the mirror; he sees a pig, which is a hell of a statement when you remember that Tyson is a practicing Muslim. Mel Gibson is not getting help. He's not even admitting the depth of his problems. His focus is 100% on avoiding the consequences of his actions, which puts him on an equal footing with Roman Polanski. Like Polanski, Gibson is a brilliant filmmaker; like Polanski, he deserves to be an outcast until he accepts the consequences of his actions and pays. Like Polanski, Gibson is trying to skip that part. Because it's worked for Polanski, after all. And it shouldn't have. As a long-time Mel Gibson fan, I want to see him back on top. But he's got a hell of a lot of work to do before he should even think about his career again.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    5th 6th or 7th chance

    by Anita Hummer

    Mel Gibson has had a long history of objectional behievior. This is not the first time or the second time. Also this last incident goes way beyond the pale. Mel is not a nice person. I am sure he can be nice, and the fact that he hangs out with black people from time to time (Whoopie Goldberg) doesn't excuse his frequent racist remarks. I bet he goes out and blames his lack of opportunities moving forward and this snub in particular on the Liberals and Jews and not on his behievior. What a scumbag.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Grow some Balls Todd Phillips. You're the director.

    by chadiwack

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Gibson SAID Things Tyson Polanski DID Things

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    holy shit has Mel Gibson killed any Jews?? has he ever prevented Jews or women from working on one of his movies?? As far as I know he hasn't...but when he gets drunk he starts repeating the shit his father taught him as a kid...GOD FORBID!!! we used to be judged by what we do not what we because of PC nonsense it's the opposite also...seems once his GF ran out of tapes we haven't heard much from her...what happened to her claim of Gibson beating her?? where did that go??

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST


    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    you are out of your mind...Gibson's comments broke no laws!!! and saying racist things is not the same as DOING racist things...sticks and stones you PC worshipper

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    point taken Well-Armed Lamb but

    by MartinBlank278

    Tyson still denies raping that girl in the hotel. Who knows. Maybe he's telling the truth but i doubt it given his other claims to fame and take that as him still being in denial.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    As a part jew with Holocaust victims in my family

    by David Cloverfield

    Fuck this PC bullshit. Who the fuck cares about an actor's opinion. I don't mind eating a meal served by a racist asshole cook, why should it ruin my enjoyment of an actor's work? We all have take our celebrities less seriously. They are our fucking clowns and jesters. Not to mention Apocalypto was baddass.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    It's Very Simple

    by D o o d

    It doesn't matter how famous or Rich you are. No one wants to work with a Racist!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    So he became Hitler? Is that it?

    by ricarleite2

    I would love to watch The Beaver - regardless what some people think about Gibson. Also, people have no trouble watching Polanski films. It's like playing Wagner in Israel, it's bullshit, just enjoy it.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    I HOPE he beat that Commie cunt...

    by BorisHumphrey

    So he at least got some satisfaction out of this whole ordeal. Boy, I hope he wins an Oscar for The Beaver. Even if only as a huge fuck-you to the PC pinkos.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    mel needs to make the casting directors smile more..

    by palewook

    just saying..

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    MCVamp: Speaking for myself, not lashing back

    by moorE12

    The reason I am tired of Gibson and think that he should go and crawl under his giant pile of money, is that he is obviously filled with hatred. I agree with having Tyson but not Gibson is hypocritical. I don't understand why people are fixated on Polanksi, but no on cares about Victor Salva. But at least with Tyson there seems to be regret. If you watch the movie Tyson, there is self reflection going on. There is a troubled man looking inwards. Gibson apologizes, but does he really mean it? He regrets what he said publicly but that doesn't mean his opinions have changed. And Gibson shouldn't apologize for how he truly feels, no one should. I am judging Gibson by the kind of man he is, and it is clear he is an angry, hateful man, and I don't want to put anymore money into his pocket.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Victor Salva...

    by MCVamp

    No one talks about him, moorE12, because he isn't being fawned over by Hollywood and nominated for awards. He's a scumbag, but a low-profile scumbag.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    everybody's a jerk

    by spidercoz

    you, me, this jerk...

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Well-armed Lamb:

    by Kremzeek

    I'm unsure how you can make those statements without knowing either man personally. How do you know for a fact Gibson isn't trying to improve himself? Just because he doesn't publicly? Seems like a very private effort to me. I know if I was a celeb, I wouldn't announce anything I was working on personally - esp. therapy or self-improvement. It's none of anyone's business. And, on an unrelated note, I love Zach Galifianakis - and I don't think his 15 minutes is up anytime soon (his standup is some of the best I've ever seen), but... seriously? C'mon dude... He who is without sin, throw the first stone, and all that good stuff. His statements, if indeed Hangover 2 related, are a real let down, esp. after... oh, I don't know, doing a movie with Tyson... Doesn't make logical sense.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    But fair enough...

    by MCVamp

    Agree to disagree, I have to leave for work now. It is refreshing to have a civil discussion on the internet these days. Usually there are insults tossed about.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    "reconsidered" i.e.: killed!

    by FleshMachine

    poor weirdo mel.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST


    by BorisHumphrey

    Good. So don't go see anything he does. But why should people like you get to say for the rest of us? You know; the people who actually can separate a public figure from the work they produce! I think Sean Penn is a deluded dickhead, but it doesn't stop me from seeing or enjoying his acting work. And even if it did, I certainly wouldn't impose my opinion or power on those involved to suit my desires.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Don't mess with the Jews.

    by fiester

    You will pay.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    the worst thing you can be now is anti-jew or gay

    by FleshMachine

    i think killing people is still ok...but do not dare dislike any group of people!!!!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    It seems only a return to Mad Max can save Mel

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    I hope Miller and Mel kiss and make up - they both need each other!!!!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    So it's okay to make fun of scientology or catholic priests

    by ricarleite2

    But if I say anything about the jews... Not that I want to, I have jewish friends, and I got nothing against the religion itself. But it makes you think about our freedom of speech and priorities. Scientology is as wacky as any other religion - okay, even more wacky and a lot more money grabbing.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    I've heard Mel's last wife....

    by lock67ca as batshit crazy as he is. Any truth to that?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Also, do you remember the last time Hollywood blacklisted stars?

    by ricarleite2

    That did not work out so great, did it

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Will a sideburned Eric Bana assassinate him?

    by ricarleite2

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    BorisHumphrey: I think you are misinformed

    by moorE12

    I actually had nothing to do with Gibson being cast and then uncast in the Hangover 2.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Fuck Zack Gakalaka

    by jambone

    You're totally cool working with crazy Mike Tyson, but when it comes to crazy Mel Gibson that's where you draw the line? WTF dumbass. So I guess you won't be having Mel on Between Two Ferns.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Mel will be replaced by Roman

    by Travis_Crabtree

    it wasn't rape-rape, ya know!!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST


    by InActionMan

    I am stupid looser Chinese spammer asshole. I am so fucking clueless about western culture that I spam ads for shoes and handbags to nerd websites. My head is so far up my ass I can see what I had for breakfast this morning. Visit my website: for the best bargain on shoe and handbag.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Sanctimonious hypocrites

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Make your Viking movie Mel, that's what we all want to see, not some shit starring that fat fuck Galifinakis.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    and BorisHumphrey

    by moorE12

    I was trying to have a decent conversation with MCVamp so unless you have something constructive to add stay out.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    On The Flip, He's Been Confirmed For TRIUMPH OF THE WILL 2

    by LaserPants

    He plays a washed up actor / Nazi sympathizer with rage issues who has a Jeebus fetish and hates women. The film blames all the usual suspects -- anyone who isn't a wealthy white christian -- and posits Mel as a martyr for the cause of bigotry, ignorance, hatred, and, of course, religion.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST


    by BorisHumphrey

    Clearly, I was referring to 'you' as a collective of over-sensitive nancy boy whiners who continuously want to ram your progressive thoughts and opinions down people's throats. A lot of people are really sick of having to tip-toe around used tampons like you, lest we hurt a feeling or offend a delicate sensibility.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Fucking Hypocrits

    by Oh_Hi_Mark

    Mel is more talented than the whole cast of The Hangover put together ! Zack Galifianakis is a one-note comedian and a fucking hypocrit. So, to him, playing opposite a rapist was OK ?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    One last thing before I start my meetings

    by moorE12

    I think it is sad that we care so much about these rich guys who could give a shit about any of us.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    If Zach has a problem.

    by hallmitchell

    I'm okay with that. It still dumbfounds me that big stars have NEVER spoken out over ROMAN P. Yet they will run over to Europe to work with him.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    I doubt it was ever real

    by torontoxic

    We get it Jewish guys. You don't like Mel Gibson. Great. Pretty sure he doesn't like you either. Moving on.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    People forget

    by hallmitchell

    What MEL did for Robert Downey JR. When he wasn't the huge star that he is today. MEL had that guys back and alot of other peoples in HOllywood and entertainment when they were going through some hard times.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    The reason no one wants to forgive Mel

    by kidicarus

    is because he has singularly offended Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, gays, and beaten a women. Really all he needs to do is kick a retarded gay disabled Iraq War vet in the nuts and he'll had sealed the deal. That said, I'm glad his cameo is out because with all the publicity surrounding it it would've been way too self-conscious and obvious to be funny. And THAT said, bring on your Viking epic spoken purely in Old Norse, Mel. It'll be fucking brilliant.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Yes, down with the rich!

    by BorisHumphrey

    So unusual that a PC tampon would harbor anti-wealth sentiments.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    wow Boris you turned into a prick faster than Gibson

    by moorE12

    I am speaking for myself. Also, you are a moron. And I should ignore you before I make myself dumber. And I don't even understand what "progressive thoughts" have to do with being tired of Gibson's hate-filled tirades.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    So no one here has had a girlfriend

    by hallmitchell

    THat pushed their buttons just once! WHere if someone had a tape recorder at the wrong time. Would make them look bad?

  • What? Too soon?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    By the way. Zach and Todd

    by hallmitchell

    You're new movie is going to flop. I saw the trailer the other day.

  • What? Too soon?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    When Krammer went on his N-WORD rant!

    by ganymede3010

    “Here's what I don't understand. When Krammer from Seinfeld went on his N-WORD rant he was able to comeback and do that Seinfeld reuinion show. However, if the roles were reversed, and it was a Black man saying that about Jews, do you think he would be invited back to do the reunion show?”

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    "You said rape twice." "I like rape!"

    by Zardoz

    "You're hired!"

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    I guess, Jodie Foster, that Mel isn't the "most-loved man in the

    by PennsyDeux

    after all.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, noon CST

    by REDD

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    you guys are hilarious!

    by BadMrWonka

    he just said a few silly things while drunk!<p> I've been super drunk plenty of times, at no time have I ever used the n-word, ranted against jews, or told a women that was pregnant with my child that I was glad I hit her.<p>if this is what we have Mel ON TAPE saying, what the fuck do you think he actually said and did OFF TAPE?<p> MEl Gibson is a drunk, anti-semitic, woman-beating, racist asshole. if you want to be up in arms that he lost a cameo because of it, have at it. have a good time. but don't make any mistakes about who you have in your corner.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    by the way, hallmitchell

    by BadMrWonka

    it's 'your'...and YOU'RE a moron. and YOU'RE wrong about Due Date, it'll do 27-30 million opening weekend, and that's plenty.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    "Due Date" should have an abortion!

    by Zardoz

    Not one funny joke in the trailer.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    come on, people!!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST


    by Saltoner

    People who have a negative reaction to Mel at ANYTHING are just pussies. Quit your bitchin' people.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    who is Victor Salva?

    by ragingfluff

    seriously, i don't know and i'm too lazy to look him up

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Mike Tyson was a rapist

    by Mahasamatman

    And nobody had a problem with him. Hell, folks thought it was hilarious.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    He's a disgusting bigot, get over your geek boner

    by reflecto

    There is no way the man should be employed. I don't care how many Mad Maxes he made.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    If people like Victor Salva and Polanski can

    by Ecto-1

    get support in the film industry, I think that Mel Gibson will eventually bounce back. Hopefully he will choose to focus on directing rather than acting. I fucking loved Apocalypto.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    and Hangover was incredibly overrated

    by Ecto-1

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    not to defend Tyson's actions, but

    by ragingfluff

    the dude served his time.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    People are so obsessed with looking cool and not PC

    by reflecto

    that they excuse Mel's long, long history of repugnant behavior. His father was a damn Nazi and he espouses the same ideas. He is a misogynist with a violent temper and an outright racist. He is a fundamentalist loon. He is not cool anymore. It's not cool to like him "despite the haters." NOTHING ABOUT MEL GIBSON IS COOL ANYMORE AND YOU ALL SOUND LIKE OBESE NECKBEARD IDIOTS FOR PRETENDING THAT STILL SUPPORTING THIS NAZI DOUCHEBAG IS SOME SIGN OF FILM OR STREET CRED.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Mel is getting shitcanned because Jews run Hollywood!

    by Snake Foreskin

    Maybe he and Rick Sanchez should start a TV game show. Call it, "Which Jew Ruined Your Life?" It'll have to air on a Ted Turner channel.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    This sucks.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    I wish Mel would have a cameo in every fucking movie so the hypocritical libs here would have their collective ass-stained heads explode all in wonderful unison.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    The new Hollywood blacklist

    by Sicuv Uyall

    The last one involved suspected communists. But if Roman Polanski ever returns to the States, they'll roll out a fucking red carpet for him. What do you think, HatedPerson?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    How many people here live in the real world?

    by Chewtoy

    I've worked on various entertainment projects over the years, and occasionally there will be aspects of one that I disagree with. Now, you can call me a hypocrite or a sell-out, but I didn't quit my job and walk away from them, but rather understood the cold fact that including the offending material or not wasn't my decision to make. You can voice your displeasure, but how far over the line to offensive does something have to be before you would truly quit and have nothing to do with it? Or maybe the question isn't how offensive it must be, but rather how many other options must you have available to choose from?<p> As such, I don't see it as incredibly hard to understand how Zack Galifinakis might have had a problem with rehabilitating Tyson's image and yet work with him anyway and yet, once he's in a position where he's powerful enough that his opinion will actually have weight, say that he doesn't want to do the same with Gibson.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    So they had no problem to have a rapist in the first movie

    by KilliK

    but they have a problem having someone whose his worst flaw is being crazy? great hypocrisy there Hollywood.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for Mel to re-enact his scene from Lethal Weapon...

    by Snake Foreskin

    You know, the one where he's in his trailer looking at a picture of his dead wife and he puts his Beretta in his mouth and tries to muster up the courage to blow his head off. Mel, as a Jew, I would like to make a peace offering to you: a rewrite of the scene. This time, when you place the gun in your mouth, go ahead and pull the trigger. Just make sure the gun is loaded with hollow points and the safety is off. Thanks!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Yeah, those poor blacklisted Nazi sympathizers and wifebeaters

    by reflecto

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    HatedPerson, you may have missed my sarcasm...

    by Snake Foreskin

    I am a Jew and have sworn off Mel Gibson (sadly, because I used to enjoy his movies a great deal). Hope the post I wrote after the Gibson/Sanchez one clears everything up. :-)

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    I think Mel Gibson should get a job at NPR...

    by Snake Foreskin

    Now THAT would be hilarious!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST


    by The Funketeer

    There are two differences between Tyson and Gibson. !) Tyson paid his debt to society and has been generally well behaved since then. Gibson is clearly going through some problems right now. This violent behavior is fairly new and unusual. He needs help more than anything else and hiring him as an actor right now, is just enabling his bad behavior. 2) The cast didn't have any real power to protest during the first movie. They were likely locked into a contract before he was cast and were not yet big names. This time around, they can flex a little muscle. They're not going to make this movie without Galafanakis and they probably want him to promote it when it comes out. I have nothing but respect for him at this point and will make it a point to see the movie as a result.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST


    by The Funketeer

    There are two differences between Tyson and Gibson. !) Tyson paid his debt to society and has been generally well behaved since then. Gibson is clearly going through some problems right now. This violent behavior is fairly new and unusual. He needs help more than anything else and hiring him as an actor right now, is just enabling his bad behavior. 2) The cast didn't have any real power to protest during the first movie. They were likely locked into a contract before he was cast and were not yet big names. This time around, they can flex a little muscle. They're not going to make this movie without Galafanakis and they probably want him to promote it when it comes out. I have nothing but respect for him at this point and will make it a point to see the movie as a result.

  • That's just moronic. At least one person who was integral to the Hangover sequel said "I don't want to work with Gibson." That's it. It's not somehow a measure of all crimes ever against each other. It says absolutely nothing about whether that entire crew would be fine with working with Polanski or not. <p>Find an intersection of someone who has worked with Polanski and yet refuses to work with Gibson, and then make a point about that person's views of comparative morality... but assuming that "Hollywood" has some kind of uniform belief code is beyond a childish understanding of the real world.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST


    by Monolith_Jones

    it was more than just words. <p> <p> And yes Polanski is a huge dirtbag who should not be forgiven.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    You hypocrite douchebags....

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Mel made a movie about killing South African apartheid assholes! Now he's Hitler? Is everyone scared that he may start a 4th Reich in Hollywood? You guys are assholes... give the child rapist and ear-biter a chance, but if someone gets drunk and spews racist thoughts and talks shit to his golddigging girlfriend, he's an outcast.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Mel Dodged a Bullet in Opinion...

    by Darth_Kaos

    The first Hangover, was an overrated piece of shit! The only part that made me laugh was the chicken...the chicken!<br><br> I won't go through the level of hypocrisy in Hollywood, I think it's been covered. As for Todd Phillips, he would get more respect if he had a pair of balls. Obviously, he isn't the director of the movie. Cause the director is the one else. He's a pussy! Hope everyone gets STD's from a tranny hooker.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    So if Mel Gibson hates Jews, does he love Muslims?

    by Snake Foreskin

    I would love to know where he comes down on the whole Juan Williams thing. Mel, do you get nervous when you sit next to someone in Muslim garb? Or are you just hoping they wait until you are off the plane before they kill all the Jews onboard? By the way, Rick Sanchez is waiting for your call. He wants to do drinks and talk ill of Jon Stewart and Barbra Streisand.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST


    by xcornealiousx

    While Mel obviously needs help, this woulda been fantastic! For a movie, I didn't care too much about (cashing in on a solid, not classic flick was pushing it), without Mel, I care even less.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Why People Are Upset At Mel

    by SteveAustin

    The difference between Mel Gibson and some of these other folks such as Mike Tyson is that Mel did the following things: 1. He REPEATEDLY, and with vitriol, went on tirades against several different entire RACES of people, AND on top of that you have the physical abuse of his wife and mother of his child, and of course his anti-gay statements as well. This not only pisses off a LOT of people, but it also makes people think that he does not have much regret for anything that he said, when he keeps on getting himself into these situations. People can screw up, but when they keep on screwing up with PASSION, (no pun intended), it seems intentional. I would love nothing more than for Mel to authentically change and grow as a human being, he is obviously capable of greatness as Braveheart showed.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    The hypocrisy is incredible.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Hated Person

    by MartinBlank278

    A few things. There's a ton of speculation behind the spousal abuse claims and he hasn't been convicted of shit unlike good ol Tyson. Secondly i am not a Mel Gibson supporter. I slimply think its repulsive and ignorant for him to be so hated by everyone now when others such as Roman Polanski receive standing ovations at the oscars. I am going to make an assumption here, but i doubt that you were opposed to going to see The Pianist or The Ghost Writer, but wouldnt for the life of you give Gibson's artistic work a second glance mainly due to his personal views, which is your right. I just think your priorities are ass backwards just like alot of people's priorities in Hollywood. You are sooooo outspoken when someone drops the n word but when others out there actually act on their shit behavior and views it seems to be forgiven by way too many if they fit a certain demographic (sweet old foreign man, cartoonish boxer who has become a parody of his shit self, dog killing football player). Good day sir.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    So I guess Mel is off that Moses movie?

    by Snake Foreskin

    And the proposed biopic of Albert Einstein will not read, "A Mel Gibson Film". Do you think Woody Allen would want to work with him? I think he should cast Mel and Jodie Foster in his next movie, along with Rick Sanchez and Louis Farrakhan. What a kooky movie that would be! I can't wait!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Tyson the rapist in first film.

    by UltraTron

    Mel the money-whore rape victim in the second movie would be fine

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    No, I wish Polanski would get raped by Mike Tyson.

    by Snake Foreskin


  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST


    by Sicuv Uyall

    It seems the common or most vocal opinion in Hollywood is Polanski=genius and Gibson=leper. Most stars are still willing to fly to Europe and work with Polanski while crazy Mel can't even catch a cameo. Unless Mel goes out and builds his own gas chamber, I still think he should have a shot. And even before his phone tapes came out, the opinion that Jews run Hollywood can't be any less factual than racist, can it? I mean they did go after his head with a VENGEANCE after the things he said!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    MEL DODGING BLAME?!??!?!!?

    by BringingSexyBack

    Fucking Pedanski has been dodging prison time for the past 3 decades!!!! Seriously, fuck you.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    And no, Mel isn't the devil. He's just a shitty person.

    by Snake Foreskin

    He beats women and is an anti-semite of the highest order. Who knows what other ways he's screwed in the head? I think it's pretty clear that he's not a decent human being anymore.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST


    by Tall_Boy66

    Honestly, the only movie I wanna see Gibson in again is Mad Max 4. Otherwise if he disappears I'm fine with that. And I actually quite liked Edge of Darkness. I'm just kinda over him. So him out of the hangover, apparently because Zach was losing his shit, is no big loss. He probably would have been funny. But there's still BLLOOWWW MEEEEEEE floating around. That's why I couldn't dig Bale's performance in Terminator Salvation. All I could think was "WHY ARE YOU TRASHING MY SCENE?!"

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    I've yet to hear Gibson's rants.

    by SnootyBoots

    But are they as bad as, say, attacking your wife on Thanksgiving? Apparently so. Charlie Sheen gets 2 million dollars a pop for delivering 24 minutes of punch lines to the delight of millions of viewers.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    and for the record

    by MartinBlank278

    i think the Mel Gibson cameo was in bad taste simply because it was considered due to his current situation which involves alot of terrible things.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Put it this way. I fucking hate all religion except

    by UltraTron

    Zoroastrianism. And everyone who practices anything but goat sacrificing. And I think most blond women are stupid bitches frankly. Ok so the blond thing and the religious thing are based on first and second and third handed experiences so I'm probably being biased. I don't care for ghetto trash either.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Well, this is something that none of you want to hear...

    by Carolinamaestro

    I actually feel sorry for Mel... he's a victim. We were eavesdroppers on a PRIVATE conversation between Mel Gibson and his wife. I wonder how many of us would feel like we deserved to be judged and condemned and labeled due to a private conversation being leaked without our permission? Seriously, it's so judgmental and hypocritical... and disgusting.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST


    by Sicuv Uyall

    But Gibson wasn't convicted or wanted for any crime besides driving drunk. I like Tyson and am happy for his comeback, but Tyson was convicted and Polanski is still wanted. Even Janet Jackson committed a violation of FCC rules by showing her nipple. What was Mel's crime? I believe this whole began with Passion of the Christ when every Jewish person started to hate Mel, and who has the most power in Hollywood and let him know it? You guessed it...good thing I don't work in Hollywood or I'm done.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Alec Baldwin and Mel Gibson should move in together.

    by Snake Foreskin

    Can you imagine the phone messages they'd leave for one another?<p> "You ate the last Twinkie and didn't bother to ask me if I wanted it? You motherf**kin' diseased pig bladder! I should bend you over my knee and shove this empty Twinkie wrapper so far up your ass it comes out your effin' nose! Then I'm gonna wrap it around my co*k and shove it down your effin' throat! You might as well stick a 12 gauge in your mouth and pull the trigger with your fat hairy toe, you noisy sack of diarrhea! The next time I come home and hear you snoring I'm going to take a big steaming sh*t in your mouth... do you hear me?"<p> Anyway, you get the idea. Comedy gold, I tell you.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    ...and another thing

    by Darth_Kaos

    begin rant - <br><br>Mel is guilty of wanting some fresh trim. The baby mama knew exactly what she was doing. She was already 'in like flint' when she got knocked up, and waited for the right opportunity to strike gold. Mel flipped....we don't know why, we don't know who started it (we don't know if she provoke him or not). It's still not a reason to strike a woman, but he's yet to be convicted! I agree about the double standard regarding Hollywood...shit, it's not even about that. It's about political correctness. Mel is, and as always been the Man. One of only 3 or 4 true movie stars out there. But I guess Hollywood wants those twilight metrosexual in the forefront, so they can control them, then spit them out. What really pisses me off is WB. Mel has made that studio a shit-load of money, and this is how they treat him. FUCK HOLLYWOOD!<br><br> -end of rant

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Mel beat the chick while she was holding a baby

    by Tall_Boy66

    At least that's what I read in some of the more salacious details. Yes, Tyson is a convicted rapist. But Mel's drunken rants aren't just drunken rants, he apparently smacked the broad around, broke her teeth, pulled a gun on her, WHILE she was holding their daughter in her hands. That's pretty fucked up. Or really fucked up. I think that stands in the same league of what Tyson was convicted of. But Mel can be pretty funny. His Simpsons episode rocks. So actually I'm on the fence for this one, but it should be stated that being a Big Time Hollywood movie star is a privilege, not a right.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Awesome dialogue- I'm gonna use this for my

    by UltraTron

    power point presentation opening later today

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    what offends me more

    by Monolith_Jones

    Is Gibson's ham-fisted cliche ridden movie making. <p> Can't take anything away from him as an actor though. He's always superb.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    I find it hillarious that

    by D o o d

    being drunk is a get of jail card for most people. All drinking does is bring out a side that you're holding back. Mel said some stuff, that maybe he really feels. I don't know! What I do know is that Mel will work again and he will make lots more money. It's good to see people taking a stand against any kind of bigotry , which mel clearly is.<p>To me he's just an actor, I like some of his movies and I dislike some of his movies. Any opinion I have on the man himself is purely down to the way he behaves and how he puts himself across. If you say dumb things that get you into hot water when drunk, then don't F'in' drink! Simple!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, Christian Bale can be a third roomie!

    by Snake Foreskin

    Mel Gibson, Alec Baldwin and Christian Bale living the bachelor life together. My God, the kind of talk you'd hear during Football season!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Mel IS a decent person. He never harmed another person, physically or otherwise. Through his art and in his personal life, he fought against apartheid and racism. <P> His current wife is a parasitic manipulator who was lucky enough to snag him. Oh, you think she's an angel? The homewrecker who manipulated an alcoholic during the weakest time of his life? Getting slapped is the least she deserves. <P> So keep defending Pedanski and Tyson. I can tell you that those two rapists have had a far worse impact on women than Mel ever will. And you'll go a long way towards validating everything Mel has said about Jews and Blacks.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah but Polanski's got an excuse

    by Sicuv Uyall

    So, HatedPerson, if he did that to your 15 year old daughter, would you consider the fact that his wife was murdered by the Manson family and he was driven a little crazy?

  • Mel Gibson is still the man fuck that nobody bitch. If Danny Glover says hes not cool then maybe I'll go anti-Mel but hells no they might still make Lethal Weapon 5! This cameo would have been amazing and very fulfilling so sincerely negative sheep backlashers go take a flying fuck off a cliff and die.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Just too soon

    by Prisoner_Zero

    This shit with Mel is not enough to finish a man with so much clout and accomplishment in the industry, but it appears this is simply too soon to try and start patching things up. There's no way people like ZG will be able to single-handedly kill Mel's involvement in movies forever, or even in a year's time probably.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Mel didn't just attack Jews and women...

    by Goonie

    ...he also made racist comments against African-Americans. Just sayin'.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    But that's okay cuz we expect that from Black people

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    There should be a whole movie of Mel and Alec phone messages!

    by Snake Foreskin

    It would be hilarious! Or they should just start doing movies together, a la Hope and Crosby. They could do a whole series. "My Dinner With Alec." "Two Angry Men". "The Road To Auschwitz". On second thought, scratch that last one.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    about White people too. And Jews. And women.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Yeah, but was Robin Givens holding their daughter?

    by Tall_Boy66

    I'm thinking no, she was not.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Nothing more than blacklisting

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Another case of hypocrisy in news this week. Also, the fines on rough hits in the NFL... give me fucking break. Everyone has become just as crazy as Mel.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Gibson should play HOLOCAUST survivor in Hangover2

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    The blame lies solely with the russkie bitch.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    NOW can we send him to prison?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    you could record the Dali Lama....

    by Sicuv Uyall

    and would probably find something to outrage somebody in this world full of sensitive girls. And now the furor over Vince Vaughn over his gay joke.... JESUS!!!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST


    by Darth_Kaos


  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST


    by AzulTool

    The real reason they cut him out is because he wasn't funny. He's only funny in real life.

  • Well, tear into them again, perhaps... But then I noticed that Merrick had edited out a somewhat substantial part of the released statement, where the director says: <p> "I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of Jeff Robinov and his team."<p> before adding:<p> "But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew"<p> So maybe I should give talkbakers a break for not comprehending that, far from being universally blacklisted in Hollywood, Mel's hiring had the support of the director and studio. However, someone important enough to listen to didn't want to work with Gibson. That's it. The same people who hired Tyson were just as okay with hiring Gibson. All of these hysterical claims of hypocrisy among the Hollywood Uni-mind don't much apply.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Bringing Sexy Back, are you serious?

    by Snake Foreskin

    Surely you don't really mean what you said in that post about Mel Gibson being a decent person and never harming anyone. If you mean that, you truly must be troubled. I certainly never defended Roman Polanski or Mike Tyson. They are vile excuses for human beings. I said many times that Polanski should've been rotting in jail and that the movies he's been able to make with the help of Hollywood have been examples of how the moral ambiguity of the Left is so indefensible. Same goes for Mike Tyson. The guy is a thug and a creep and doesn't deserve a break. People in Hollywood are depraved and insane for supporting the likes of these miscreants. And yes, Mel Gibson sadly has put himself in that category with his horrendous behavior these last few years. If you think I have defended Tyson or Polanski, I think you must have me mixed up with someone else.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Gibson offends...

    by alienindisguise

    media loving pussies and no one else.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Oh, and if anybody on this site cares, they cast Bilbo

    by AzulTool

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Tall_Boy 66

    by MartinBlank278

    i hope your joking. Mel Gibson is certainly a dickhead, but are you actually trying to say that Tyson is in some way a better person because he hit robbin givens when she wasn't holding a baby when Mel has just been accused of something by some russian skank that has already been caught in 2 lies with her testimony she gave the cops?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST


    by reflecto

    AND ANTISEMITE. Exciting.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Mel is what N'Sync was to Attack of the Clones

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    A really bad idea by Lucas that thankfully got torpedoed by fans before it became a reality.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    By the way, BSB, I think Woody Allen is in that same category.

    by Snake Foreskin

    Hollywood should've turned its back on him, too. But actors routinely line up to work with that pervert. Oh, by the way, Woody Allen is a Jew. Is it okay for me to hate him? Just checking with you since you seem to be the arbiter of who it's okay to have ill feelings toward.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    So a racist, misogynistic, violent, anti-Semitic actor...

    by AnnoyYou

    ...outs himself in the most egregious ways possible, and now he's on a "Hollywood blacklist" for hiEs "sins?" I'm the first to admit that Hollywood is full of morons, drug addicts, sex perverts, and other persons of dubious character and closely held questionable beliefs, but THEY'RE smart enough to KEEP IT ALL TO THEMSELVES. Gibson has made a side career of flaunting his more unsavory beliefs and personal life details, all of which is his right to do as an American. However, other Americans don't have to like or forgive him for it, nor want to see him parody himself/parade these beliefs around in big-budget film comedies. I suppose one could argue that he's only be a sort of real-life counterpoint to Ken Jeong's character, but to me it would just be too unsavory and ruin the sequel to what I thought was a pretty funny movie. Call me intolerant of faux Christian, alcoholic, racist, Jew-hating, woman-and-child abusers - go ahead.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    I don't think BSB has been this wrong in a while.

    by Snake Foreskin

    And, just between you and me, that is saying something.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Sicuv Uyall: I think your argument is a bit too much "truthines

    by Chewtoy

    ... at least to actually debate it. You state that "It seems" like Gibson's a pariah while Polanski is respected, but to me it's just that Polanski is old news while Gibson is fresh news. Obviously, from people in this talkback to the director and studio wanting to hire Gibson for the Hangover 2 in the first place, it's obvious that he's not universally reviled inside or outside of Hollywood.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Some of you aren't being realistic..

    by lprothro

    It's all about the bottom line. Tyson's "incident" has been all but forgotten (and to be fair he has served time for it)while Gibson's tirade is all too fresh in the public consciousness. There would be a sh!tload of protests and boycotts if he went anywhere near this movie right now. Tyson already suffered the consequences of his actions, it's now Gibson's turn. Sure he's not losing much sleep over it seeing as he's half-way to being a billionaire.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST


    by Darth_Kaos

    It's not about defending a 'wife beater'. It's about consistency, and the lack there of in Hollywood. You can't set one rule, then change it as you please. Alec, Charlie among others have done the same as Mel. Yet they get a pass and millions for it. It's bullshit!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    I think some of you are really missing the point

    by D o o d

    The discussion right now is about Mel. This in no way gives all other cretin excuses for human kind a free run.<p>Polanski, Tyson, Woody Allen etc, are all horrible examples of how people should behave and are bankrolled by Hollywood. We can't boycott everything but I do try to avoid movies where I have issues with the people involved. There's not much more you can do.<p>In the middle ages these people would've been priests and royalty who got away with anything because they were rich and powerful!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    name me 3 actors that spoke out against RP

    by MartinBlank278

    i think lisa kudrow said something. that's all i got.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Brad Cooper = Man. Zach Galifianakis = Cowardly Cunt Sop.

    by Stuntcock Mike <p> Fucking pussy.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Is it really that big a fucking mystery?

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    The man openly hates jews, and was basically forgiven for that drunken tirade. Threatening to fucking murder your wife for not sucking your cock when you want her to, that goes into total fucking psychotic meltdown and NOBODY wants to be associated with that shit.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Blank, I'm not saying Gibson's a "better" person at all

    by Tall_Boy66

    I think both Tyson and Gibson are fairly bad people, and I also think people saying "Oh, Mel just talked some shit" are investigating the whole story. The whole beating the girl while she was holding a kid thing. Now, if it turns out she's full of shit and he didn't lay a hand on her, hey, I'm wrong. But that'll take time to be proven, and way after this Talkback has stopped being active. So I'm going to err on the side of bad person also does physical violence too. While the person they're attacking is holding their baby daughter. Which is really really fucked up.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    What a disgusting talkback

    by Juggernaut125

    this has turned in to.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    From the Gay Wall St. Journal AKA Us Magazine

    by AzulTool

    Sounds like Mel Gibson's cancelled cameo on The Hangover 2 was doomed from the start. It's been widely speculated that Zach Galifianakis was solely responsible for Gibson getting the axe from the sequel, after the actor admitted earlier this month he was "in a deep protest right now with a movie I'm working on." PHOTOS: Mel's many meltdowns But an insider close to the production says that all of the film's stars -- including Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms -- objected to the stunt casting. "They barely began shooting when [Gibson] was dumped on them," the source tells "It was met with a collective 'oh hell no.'" Director Todd Phillips and the film studio tried to "appease" the cast and make it into a "positive," but to no avail. "This dampened all of the production," the insider says. "None of the cast, Bradley, Zach, Ed, no one was pleased and it was evident." PHOTOS: Mel and Oksana's bitter feud The source adds that their objection wasn't just to Gibson's controversial reputation, tarnished more than ever over his vicious battle with ex Oksana Grigorieva. "They don't want him to be in the movie and serve as a platform for some creepy comeback," the insider tells Us. "They didn't want that energy or to shoulder what would come with having him apart of the film." PHOTOS: Other notable star meltdowns "The entire cast and crew pretty much stood in solidarity and made it very clear: no. It took awhile, but it happened," the source says. "I thought Mel would have been great in the movie," director Phillips mused to The Wrap on Thursday. "But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew."

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    i know people are sick of hearing about Roman but

    by MartinBlank278

    why was it that he did get a standing ovation at the oscars? I don't recall any other directors getting one recently. its almost like he is looked at as a victim of the law. Anyone in this talkback that says he should be forgiven because the victim forgave him should go fuck themselves.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    We're forgetting Morgan Freeman is marrying

    by UltraTron

    his daughter

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Zack is a fucking ass....

    by Arturo

    Mel would've been great in a cameo, but Zack fucked it up for poor mel... I hope Zack's career fails..

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Entertainment journalism killed the cameo

    by Vern

    Yeah, it would've been shocking and funny... IF THE WHOLE WORLD DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT A YEAR IN FUCKING ADVANCE.<p> So whether or not somebody wanted to work with Gibson after he DWId, ranted about Jews, called a cop "Sugartits" (actually I kind of like that one), used the n-word and called black men rapists while threatening to murder his wife if she didn't give him enough blowjobs is irrelevant at this point.<p> And in Todd Phillips' defense his first movie was the documentary on G.G. Allin, so he has a higher threshold for maniacs than most directors.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    UltraTron - god bless you

    by MartinBlank278

    i almost forgot about Freeman. The guy was fucking his stepdaughter or whatever she is, and got in a car accident with some side pussy he had and was on the red carpet at the Dark Knight premeire right after that.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Double standard when it comes to famous people

    by Sloopjohnb

    C'mon everybody, get off your high horse. People are flawed, that's all there is too it. I'm sure 99% of the people on this planet are racist to some degree (however small it is). Just look at how hated the Muslims are right now (and somehow everyone seems ok with that). I've got friends from all walks of life and I can tell you that I've heard every one of them crack a racist joke, or make some kind of racist remark at some point. And we've all used the word "gay" as an insult before (even though it had nothing to do with the person's sexuality). As far as the stuff with his wife goes. Who cares? When people turn on each other in marriages, it usually tends to get really ugly.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Armie Hammer for Superman.

    by UltimaRex

    I have no intention of getting involved in this.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Armie Hammer is the best choice for MOS.

    by UltimaRex

    Only to say while I feel I should say something, I'm not going to.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    To all of you conservative conspiracy theorists

    by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    who seem to think that Mel Gibson has been "blacklisted" by Jews in Hollywood, it was Zach Galifinakis, not Jewish, who got Mel kicked off the movie. Get your facts straight. I also agree with others who've said that the Mike Tyson incident was 20 years ago, he has paid his debt to society, and he has made an effort to improve himself. He should not be blacklisted for life. Mel, on the other hand, is still in the middle of his shit. Give it another year or so, and he'll probably be back acting, producing and directing. But this whole cameo idea was way too soon, and Todd Phillips should have known that.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    SO FUNNY!!!!

    by mimadalaer

    Still would have been great...maybe everyone was afraid of being "Out-Done",...I mean Galifianakis's character is already a very lovable Mel Gibson isn't it?! No,...I'm just kidding. So what could the cameo be, and who will they replace him with? HARRISON FORD?~ YES!!!!!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Weird quote from Armie Hammer..

    by AzulTool

    This is strange because Zach Snyder described the film as Supes just starting out, yet Hammer says the quote below. Someone's throwing up a smokescreen.... Hammer Says Superman's "Going Older" Posted by Jett @ 12:11 PM on 10/21/10 In an interview with NYMAG.COM, Armie Hammer (who was going to play Batman in the now dead JUSTICE LEAGUE: MORTAL) says that he's interested in playing Superman in Zack Snyder's THE MAN OF STEEL -- but he's probably too young. "I think they're going a little older with Superman. I hear they're going 35, 40." I guess that'll make guys like Jon Hamm and James Caviezel happy. We'll see if that's actually the case once the part is cast in early 2011.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    "Raped by a pack of Niggers"

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    Yeah, that's the kind of guy i wanna see in my movies.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Well said, Dolphins in a Jacuzzi

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    Well said.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Wouldn't it have been weird if...

    by The Dum Guy

    He didn't use extremely non PC language?<br><br>"I'm going to send a group of African Americans to physically assault you and sexually abuse you! You female dog!"<br><br>After seeing Edge Of Darkness, I was hoping he would still have career.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    So I'm not allowed to dislike Mel

    by Amfpsych

    Because Tyson and Polanski exist. I love talkback logic. I didn't hire Tyson and Polanski. Mel Gibson is a dick. And for those who don't think words are as bad as action I'd grab a history book. Words start revolutions and wars.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    In fact words

    by Amfpsych

    Even started that holocaust thing that Mel and his dad think never happened

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    I'm not being a hypocrite

    by laguna_loire

    I have not watched The Hangover due to Mike Tyson's involvement in it. And Roman Polanski needs to face up to his crimes - and no stupid speech by Whoopi Goldberg is going to change that!!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    I liked the Hangover, but...

    by Marshal_Lannes

    ...Galafanakis was easily the weakest link in that movie. Odd, yes; funny....not so much.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST


    by The Dum Guy

    I'm sorry, I shouldn't have put 'female', a male or female dog is equal.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Morgans fucking his Grandaughter

    by UGG

    And I think if Mel REALLY was a racist he wouldn't have lasted so long in the "biz", he said some thing's in the heat of the moment, the "pack of niggers" thing is a stupid reactionary fear for many men around that age and class. I'm not saying it was right at all, but fucking hell, our politicians do much worse on a daily basis. Black and Jew's get over it, yea, yea whitey's bad, so is everyone.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    So two wrongs make a right?

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    I bet you we're one of those kids who justified doing drugs to your parents "because everyone' doing it!"

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Dear Todd Phillips: you are a COWARDLY CUNT

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Seriously, what kind of BULLSHIT is this? Are you fucking KIDDING ME? His statement notes the decision to have Gibson make a freakin' CAMEO wasn't popular with all the cast and Gibson gets booted?<p>What, does Phillips ACTUALLY go around asking the gaffer... the caterer... some woman touching up makeup... if having Gibson around is EMOTIONALLY UPSETTING TO THEM? Because he cares so much about their goddamn FEELINGS?<p>FUCK YOU, PHILLIPS. You're lying piece of shit with your released statement. You're supposed to be doing what's BEST for the final film and its eventual box office, not playing "politically correct" director looking to appease whoever was twisting your arm because -- behind the scenes -- someone with some power still has a grudge against Gibson and the things he said.<p>And I'll echo and agree with what others have said. Somehow Phillips is a ball-less douchebag who had NO PROBLEM working with a fucking CONVICTED RAPIST doing a cameo...Phillips had NO MORAL QUALM and apparently the "feelings" of his cast and crew had NO EMOTIONAL ANGST from working with a guy who fucking RAPED a woman...yet Gibson being drunk and shooting off his mouth is somehow unacceptable to these same clods.<p>So, I'll say it again: Todd Phillips, you're a COWARDLY CUNT and now I'll be sure to refuse paying to see your future movies and will wait till their on TV. FUCK YOU for not having the spine or even artistic guts to keep Gibson no matter what anyone said to you.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    HatedPerson cheers mate

    by UGG

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    if that US article is true

    by Monolith_Jones

    Then I completely understand the cast not wanting to deal with the extra bullshit baggage that comes with Gibson.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    BigDumbApe living up to his name.

    by Dreadlock Holmes

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Big Dumb Ape

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    WOW <P>u iz type mad son - werd!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    by asojax

    It's interesting reading everyone's comments on this, half of the people seem to think that because a crime was committed years ago and they have done there time it's perfectly fine and that mel gibson is hitler for what he said. The other half call this hypocrisy because the last movie involved mike tyson. While I do believe people re-pay their debt to society, what about the victims? do they ever re-pay those debts? what's done is done and if you rape someone you really can't re-pay that debt, the victim will always be thinking about that, however words can be taken back over time people forget and forgive. Do i think Mel gibson is right or wrong in what he says? no but considering the fact i never once heard him say any of this stuff and it was all from online sources it could be debatable as to what was really said. i will however never understand why anyone could back roman polanski, the guy raped a kid then fled the country when he was charged and found guilty of the crime. I personally have not seen a roman polanski film since rosemary's baby originally came out and i will never watch one of his again. for all the shit Mel gibson has done If the movie he directs or is in is worth watching i will give it my time, but the moment he starts putting this crap in his work and tries to indoctrinate people with his beliefs through his films I'm done. you might think that the passion of the christ shows mel gibson as a sadist but the bible explains jesus was marred beyond that of any other man, should he have shown all the violence probably not but once again it made a lot of people stop and talk about it, essentially if his plan was to make people watch and talk about his movie it worked. Aside from all that people who actually go to see a movie based on the actors beliefs and what they say should probably stop watching all movies because i guarantee you that almost all actors or actresses out there have differing beliefs and I'm sure some even agree with Mel Gibson

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Maybe it was too soon...

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Read the article... that is a lot of pressure for a comedy to bear. Unlike HatedPerson, I liked the first one and am not here just to shove my unwanted opinion on everyone. But the sequel better be good.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Mel dug his own hole...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview's his problem. You don't diss the ethnic group that owns the entire industry you're associated with, then beat up a Russian mail order bride for good measure. Gibson's career is dead, and rightfully so. You crap where you eat, don't complain when you end up with a mouthful of sh*t!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Don't want to see another Zack Galifinakis movie again!

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    I was looking forward to seeing Mel in this role.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Is Mel Gibson Racist? Probably

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    is it illegal to have racist or bigoted beliefs in America?? NO!!! Doesn't look like he's gonna be convicted for anything with his GF...once he breaks a law come talk to me...until then let people believe and say whatever they want but don't prevent them from working...doubt Gibson has ever prevented someone from working on one of his films because they were black, gay, or Jewish

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST


    by fat_rancor_keeper

    stop being a fucking antisemite

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Liam Neeson

    by Jay Jay

    It looks like Neeson will be playing the role now instead!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    some of you are missing the point.

    by Monolith_Jones

    All of you who are saying that you don't have to like Gibson in order to enjoy his work have the privilege of not having to work with him.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST


    by lucky slevin

    and straight for all the gay people

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Hahahaha. Last few comments are so fuckin hilarious

    by UltraTron

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Hahahaha. Last few comments are so fuckin hilarious

    by UltraTron

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    He's also a wife beater folks.

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    For those of you who don't view racism as enough.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Laguna loire

    by Sicuv Uyall

    You haven't watched Hangover? You're missing out!! You know Mike is now a Buddhist and vegetarian. So he has changed. Really, you're missing out on a good movie. Me, I tend to ignore movies with Michael Moore or the word Congeniality in the title.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST


    by fat_rancor_keeper


  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Alright guys calm down

    by pushthebuttonmax

    This is how I see it. If you look at the

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Menstrual Bloodfart

    by Sicuv Uyall

    You'll never work in this town again!!!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    HatedPerson, feel free to BLOW ME

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Wow, such ingenuity in replying to my post. Such brilliance you display by making fun of my name! Like in all the years I've been at AICN, I haven't heard THAT one before. You're a genius! (insert mocking Rodney Dangerfield eye roll here...)<p>First of all, you said "First off we in this post already covered Tyson." Well, no shit moron. Next time develop some reading comprehension skills. That's WHY I specifically wrote: "And I'll echo and agree with what others have said" regarding Tyson. Because I was just casting my voice into the ever-growing chorus that's calling BULLSHIT on Phillips for saying Gibson is unacceptable for being merely drunk and shooting off his mouth, yet somehow working with a FUCKING RAPIST who literally physically assaulted a woman was.<p>And quit with your repeated and EQUALLY BULLSHIT argument that Gibson is "under investigation for abusing a woman too." He has a gold digger lover who has already been shown to be a 100% fucking LIAR, given that she was caught red handed trying to say she was likewise abused by Timothy Dalton, from when she was involved with him, in an attempt to get more child support money out of him TOO. Which, by the way, was a charge her lawyer quickly walked back before Dalton had the opportunity to press libel charges against her.<p>And as others have noted as well, there's FUCKING BIG DIFFERENCE between Gibson being accused of something during a messy child custody fight...and the police looking into it per their legal obligation...and Gibson actually being CHARGED and CONVICTED of the crime, which is what happened to Tyson. To compare Tyson's treatment of women to Gibson's is utterly ridiculous -- ESPECIALLY considering that Gibson's ex-wife Robin has REPEATEDLY come forward and stated to the press -- and even to the police -- that Gibson, in the 20 years of their marriage, NEVER ONCE showed ANY physical rage or abusive manners.<p>But of course, Hated, I figured you were pretty brainless when I read THIS quote of yours in this Talkback: "I still can't watch a Polanski movie without shuttering a bit, but don't forget that Polanski's girlfriend Sharon Tate while pregnant was murdered by the Manson family. So Imagine if he had a wife and baby child would he of raped that girl?"<p>Riiiiiiight.<p>So NOW you're going to try and whitewash...if not try and outright EXCUSE...Polaski's crime by saying the Manson murder made him do it? Yeah, that's right. Because if someone killed my girlfriend, the FIRST THING I'd think of is "Hey, you know what would make me feel better? I should go and DRUG a 13-year-old and anally RAPE her while she's out cold. Yeah, that ought to hit the spot!"<p>Give me a fucking break with your anti-Gibson posts all through this talkback. Up above you had the equally laughable statement: "So I ask all of you is less then a year after his latest rant/abusive behavior expectable to poke fun at and/or try to revive his career. For me its not enough time to let the sting fade. Maybe in ten years when things quiet down. Its just too soon."<p>10 YEARS? Gibson's supposed to be exiled for 10 YEARS because he got drunk and shot off his mouth? FUCK YOU, Hated. FUCK YOU because I don't even care if Gibson was drunk OR NOT. If he wants to have feelings or rant or whatever, FUCK YOU and your politically correct sensibilities where you feel you get to be judge, jury and executioner regarding "what" people say or feel, drunk or not, because it hurts your P.C. brain. Above all else, Gibson has the right to believe or say whatever he wants. There are basic freedoms we have in America that should always be protected no matter what. He gets hired to act or direct and do a job, and THAT is what he should be judged on. But you can't fucking sit there and tell me that Gibson can't be hired for 10 years, yet you're willing to sit in a Polanski movie -- even if you shutter a bit -- because it's okay for HIM to be employed by Hollywood. That's fucking bullshit hypocrisy of the highest order, so as I said in the title to this reply, feel free to drop to your knees at any time and fucking BLOW ME.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST


    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    saying something and doing something are night and day...Polanski didn't just get drunk and say he wanted to fuck 13 tear olds he actually did it....Tyson didn't just say he wanted to rape someone he did it...Gibson said racial things but has he DONE anything racist? meaning, has be discriminated against any minority in such a way that it directly affected them? No! so relax with your self-righteous schtick. Also I haven't heard much from Gibson's GF since she ran out of tapes to get publicity...curious...

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Braveheart replaced my Rob Roy...

    by Sicuv Uyall

    C'mon...Rob Roy SUCKED!!!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Ok so Vern: you just called black people

    by UltraTron

    the N word. Mel said raped by gang of ghetto trash. It's wrong for us to assume that he means all black people when he used the N word to describe ghetto trash. Ghetto trash themselves use the word fluently. Anyway Zack has some explaining to do. I'm reading this douchey little groveling murmuring something I can't quite make out from him- then no Mel Gibson in this movie I have no interest in. That's quite an interesting little bit of power play. Personally I try to avoid getting on the badside of billionaire crazy people like Mel. He could buy you an island- put you on it. Then erase the island

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    HatedPerson, you never answered the question...

    by Sicuv Uyall

    If it happened to your daughter, or niece, or sister... would having the guy's pregnant wife killed by the Manson family be a reasonable excuse??

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Big Dumb Ape got HatedPerson tongue tied!!

    by Sicuv Uyall

    HAHAHAHAHA.. now sit in the corner and shut up now Hated!!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    The girl's father is thinking...

    by Sicuv Uyall

    "oh I know he drugged and molested my 15 year old daughter, but 'Chinatown' was AWESOME!! And I still want Jack Nicholson's autograph!"

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    What if it was your daughter?

    by Sicuv Uyall


  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    That's unfortunate cause that would have been funny

    by TheFlyingWasp

    Mel Gibson is an asshole and racist but he is a great filmmaker and I can still enjoy his films like I enjoy Roman Polanski's although the latter has his own issues too.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    ROMAN POLANSKI & Mel arent even in the same category

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    stop it

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    the movie Passion was anti-semetic...debateable but so what?? it's a movie, it doesn't DO anything to anybody. And did he beat his GF?? you sure about that??

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Liam Neeson's doing it now. Pfft.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Good work Zach, now the attentions back on you in your gitch eh? <p> Useless cunt. <p>

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    100% fabrication. But still, I'd like to hear how Passion of the Christ is anti-semitic. Do explain

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST


    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    the movie didn't cause your friend to be accosted...the idiot who did it is 100% responsible for his own actions...just like it's bogus for religious people to say movies like Brokeback Mountain make you gay

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Defending the indefensible...

    by Peter Franks

    You assholes that cry about "poor Mel Gibson" and how his rights to "free speech" have been trampled are missing the point just as the racists at Fox "News" have missed the point about Juan Williams.<P> everyone has the FREEDOM to say what they please, that right is guaranteed. What you are NOT guaranteed is a FUCKING JOB working for sensible, tolerant Americans.<P> Juan can take his opinions to Fox (where he already had for the past few years anyway) and Mel can go to work for his brothers in the Aryan fucking nation.<P> And before any of you Sarah Palin worshipping dumbasses start crying about "defunding" NPR...good luck with that. The only federal funding NPR receives is the occasional grant and it totals approximately TWO FUCKING PERCENT of their operating costs.<P> Your GOPapocylpse has been greatly exaggerated and your influence is only going to get smaller, not larger.<P> Have a nice day, intolerant conservative teabagging idiots.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Whatever the hell your name is was framed

    by Anita Hummer

    I am neither defending Mike Tyson or the child rapist Roman Polanski. That is saying that if you are against Mel Gibson then your are for child rape and ear chewing. That is setting up a false choice and you are a bad person for doing so. Mel Gibson has done things as well as said things. We all make choices and have to live with the consequences. Mel Gibson is rich beyond the dreams of most people. He could go the same route as he did with the Jeezis BDSM story and self finance. I am sure there are pleanty of right wing teabaggers, jew haters and other assorted numbskulls such as yourself who would buy stock in his production company if he could find anyone who would act in his films. Nobody has a right to be in the movies. If you continually put yourself in a position that damages your public reputation you get blacklisted. You stay away for a while, dropping your turds in gold toilets and screwing expensive prostitutes, make some conciliatory statements, adopt a black jewish baby for a while and get back in the game. That is the way it works.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    from Federal funding. The problem is, the local affiliates receive significantly more. And any defunding would impact them greatly. I don't want that. I'm a huge NPR listener. But I am on Juan's side. He was totally taken out of context because stereotyping Muslims was NOT what he was doing. He was merely ruminating about normal human nature. Very sad, but NPR should not have jumped the gun on this one.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    It's fine you don't care what I think but what matters is you made up a lie, a fabrication, in order to besmirch Mel Gibson. <P> That's no skin off my nose. It just goes to show that the animosity you have for Mel is so baseless you need a lie to justify it. And a bad lie at that. <P> Anyway I don't expect you to explain how Passion is anti-semitic. Because you well can't.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    This was the final straw with Juan, BSB

    by Peter Franks

    This nonsense with him and Fox has been going on for FAR too long. How many years now has he gone on that hateful opinion channel and spouted off and then returned to the warm bosom of NPR. Enough is enough and this was the straw that broke his back.<P> I love NPR and have been a loyal supporter for decades. Juan's continued contract was a thorn for me as he could not represent himself as an impartial voice when he contributed to building the fucking Death Star that is Fox "News".

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    i heard there re releasing birth of a nation in

    by MartinBlank278


  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Point set match my ass. <P> Abe Foxman can suck it. The ADL is a propaganda machine that actually encourages anti-semiticism. Since you don't know that, we can at least establish that you're both a liar AND ignorant. <P> What I would like is for YOU to tell me why YOU think Passion is anti-semitic. But I won't hold my breath.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Have your wife play a tape like that of you...

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    To your boss and see if you have a job the next fucking day.</p><p>Mel Gibson is not a fucking GOD! He's just a guy. When he fucks up there are CONSEQUENCES, just like you and me.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Seriously Zach Galifianakis, KILL YOURSELF!

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Polanski rapes kids. <p> George Lucas rapes childhoods <p> Mike Tyson just generally rapes <p> Mel Gibson hates everybody <p> Zach Galifianakis hates Mel Gibson, loves Liam Neeson and eats copious amounts of human feces <p> Difference? <p> Four of those five will have a career that will be remembered. <p> One of those five will end up like Greg Giraldo

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I don't think that Juan going on Fox News should invalidate any of his commentary he'd done at NPR. I've always enjoyed listening to him. <P> It really is important to listen to many sides, Fox included. I won't say I'm a fan of Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, but O'Reilly is a smart thinker at times. I can't say I disagree with everything he says. <P> And Juan actually brings to Fox a more moderate point of view, which is important.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Have a nice weekend, y'all ...

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST


    by Cosmo Nautilus

    Mel's cameo got raped by a pack of naggers. :(

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    HatedPerson stop lying

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    bringingsexyback - stop existing

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Mel on YO! MTV RAPS

    by Benovite1 (remove any spaces)

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Hated is still trying to pull his head out of his ass...

    by Starship Captain

    ...From the bitch slapping and embarrassing schooling he got served by Big Dumb Ape. Now he's just posting to egg people on, like BringingSexyBack, which shows what a true retard he is. STFU already, Hated. Everyone's already seen over and over you have the IQ of a gnat. No need to continually prove just how dim you are.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    "Todd, just smile and blow meeeeeeee"

    by JackGraham

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    What I really want to know is...

    by eustisclay

    ...whatever happened to the Jeepers Kreepers movie. I mean, we bet that fuckin stupid Saw franchise, but JK they just let peter out. I really think those films had some potential. Not sure about the whole Victor Salvo thing. Some equate him with Polanski, but didn't he he pay his debt to society? I pretty sure he did jail time for that so if he did, let it go. I mean, the main thing about Polanski seems to be that he escaped from justice, some have intimated that if he had just done his time, all would be forgiven or some such nonsense.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Starship Captain

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    stop instigating - u sound like a bitch giving out internet history lessons nobody gives a fuck about.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    lol polanski didn't "do his time"

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    dude hit the fucking road for 30 years and only finally did time when he was tackled by 5-0

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Neeson could be cool, but Gibson would've rocked

    by Starship Captain

    I could already picture Gibson as some sort of over-the-top tattoo artist/parlor owner in Thailand that the cast runs into. As a cameo, it had great laugh out loud potential because the whole time you'd be thinking Gibson IS sort of bug fucking nuts. But if Liam Neeson is doing the part, he could be funny, but it will feel more like he's acting the part versus Gibson would have leapt off the screen and made you laugh the second he appeared because of who he is. Phillips was definitely a coward for giving into pressure and taking Gibson out. Screw his worthless ass.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST


    by scrapegoat

    hey y'all this is america & you can hate anyone you want regardless of sex or race

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Fat Rancor Keeper

    by Starship Captain

    What are you, Talkback hall monitor? You sound like an even bigger whiny bitch needing to comment on other people's comments. You should STFU and quit lecturing people too.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    who did i lecture?

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Don't be mad cuz I tellz it like it iz son.... <p>werd

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    The Italians got it way worse in The Passion

    by Tall_Boy66

    My dad's from Italy my mom's from Barrie Ontario, and I thought the Italians/Romans were the ones who were GLEEFULLY torturing Jesus the whole movie. The Jews got that scene when Jesus is being put on trial and the one guy speaks up, "This man is being framed and this is shameful!" or whatever. The Roman guards were basically jacking off as they beat the crap out of Jesus the whole movie. As half-wop, I was more offended by that than anything.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST


    by scrapegoat

    last i heard it was 1 chipped tooth and an independent expert says she most likely did it herself on purpose

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Give a fuck?

    by Giant Ape Balls

    Not me.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Can Homer Simpson help Mel again?

    by Axl Z

    What a classic episode!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    When the drink goes in, the truth comes out...

    by Bill Clay

    A drunk man's words are a sober man's thoughts. A drunk who constantly spews racist insults is a real racist at his core. Mad Mel is a piece of shit and any actor who is Jewish or a person of Color is absolutely within their rights to refuse to work with him.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Bill Clay

    by D o o d

    Spot On!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    It doesn't have to be either or

    by JacksParasites

    Mel Gibson is a repeat offender to many. He's shown himself to be a homophobic, sexist anti-Semite who may or may not have beaten his wife and who may deny the Holocaust. And he hasn't been very apologetic about any of it. These are more than enough reasons for audiences to call for his blacklisting in Hollywood. If you want to make this about Tyson, fine. Let's blacklist him too. And Palanski. Sure, him too. There. No more "hypocrisy." Just appropriate disgust for horrible people and not wanting to see movies with them in it. That's more than reasonable.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Sean Connery is a wife beater

    by UGG

    and advocates it in fact.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    How is anyone on here qualified to judge hate speech?

    by cgih8r

    That's just fucking hilarious. You guyz are the best!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Working conditions

    by Sirmausalot

    An actor acts with his/her emotions. Their emotional well being are what they are being paid for. It's why there are a gazillion tests for 'chemistry' and what not. I know some of you will poo-poo this notion, but if you've ever worked on a set and worked with actors, it's important not to create an atmosphere that will piss off some actors, and certainly not the stars. That said, I think it would have been really funny, even though the things Gibson has said (and apparently done, including making POTC) are reprehensible. But I loved Apocolypto. That was awesome.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    by Dr Gregory House

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Aqua Buddha is NOT pleased by this news.

    by Dr Gregory House

    You ALL will have to answer for this!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Eureka! Replace Gibson with Roman Polanski!

    by AzulTool

    It is in Thailand afterall...

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Total BS

    by SchwarzenGollum

    This is total BS. I also hate how loosely someone can be called a 'racist' or can be accused of using 'hate speech.' The definition of 'hate speech' is so broad a term, it literally can be used as a go-to whenever a term is needed to imply that someone had said something wrong about someone. White man insulting a white man is just an insult. Change the color of his skin, say the same thing, and it's 'hate speech.'

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Just as a thought...

    by SchwarzenGollum

    What if it turns out that Gibson was right about the Jews starting all wars? Does he get an apology?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    So Merrick, is it a Zionist conspiracy?

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    That's my guess as to what you don't feel comfortable sharing. And I'm positive I'm right.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST


    by doom master

    Mel doesn't give a DAMN about your piddly HANGOVER EPIC, Director... He too busy drinkin and talkin SMACK about your Jewish CEOs and the women in his life who don't listen to him when he tells them to make him a sammich... Now go hire some other violent rapist to cameo your damn movie...Maybe you can get OJ - He's in Vegas, so he'll be easy to call...(try prison). Oh and by the way...HANGOVER 2? Are you JOKING? Are they gonna go BACK to Vegas? Do yourself a favor and QUIT WHILE YOUR AHEAD and make something ELSE, JACKASS.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    PS Re: Mike Tyson

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    He's innocent. I mean of those rape charges. He was railroaded. Mike Tyson has ten times as much love in his heart than Mel Gibson. That being said, Mike Tyson is fucking nuts.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Mel Gibson NOT in Hangover 2....

    by mysterygirlx11

    What a bunch of BS! Because he hit his girl. Don't get me wrong, I'm totally against that, but Mike Tyson beat the shit out of Robin Givens when they were married and Mike Tyson went to jail for rape (NOT Mel Gibson). He may hate jews and get angry with his gold-digging girlfriend, but come on none of those other actors are innocent either (especially Bradley Cooper - guilty as SIN).

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST


    by doom master

    HANGOVER Practicaly made LIGHT of Zack's character being a pedophile... and yet in spite of that they wont hire a guy who's being celebrated right now for being a racist? LMAO!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST


    by doom master

    it OK to rape a chick, touch a little girl or boy, but it not OK to talk smack about a race.... Eh fuck this...I already knew Hollywood sufers from "faggotosis" so why am i even bothering with this?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST


    by billybigbollocks

    This is so far down the thread that it will never be read, but fuck you Phillips you gutless FUCKER! Mel is a fucking hero! The shit that goes on in Hollywood and gets away, yet my favorite crazy lambasts the Jews and it's OVER for him. WTF??? CONSPIRACY? Fuck yes! We all love Mel for being a crazy fucker, he got famous playing a crazy fucker. What gives? So one has to ask, is it the Jew thing? And the answer HAS to be yes! WTF? I want Mel back!!!!!! I want Mel movies, I want The Beaver! I want Vikings, but now hopefully no DeCaprio! FUCK the all Mel! Fuck em.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Jews run the math

    by Billy_D_Williams

    fucking hypocrites

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Hey Mel, I guess Jew-wish you could be in this film!

    by Christopher_Walken_Walks_Christopher_Reeves_Cant

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    this is bullshit...

    by ComSamVimes

    ...but I can't really blame the director. He cast Mel in the role in the first place, but in the end, his job is to make a good movie (probably won't be tho). SO if his cast is not gong to cooperate(word is Bradley Cooper was not against the whole thing), then he had to do something. That being said, I agree with most of you. Mel Gibson said some ignorant racist garbage. However, compared to the horrible shit people have done in hollywood...Mel doesn't even register. This isn't about defending his's about the hypocrisy of the situation. Also...Mel Gibson would have killed in that role.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    fucking bullshit

    by zdog22

    All these douse bags in hollywood get second chances all day long, but when a right wing guys fucks up (royally as it may have been) hes shunned. This double standard is evidence that hollywood is not made up of "liberals" but people who would be more in favor of a Stalinesk regime

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    You Know Times Have Changed When...

    by BigTuna

    Zack Galifinakis has the movie star power to boot Mel Gibson off a film.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Really, Merrick?

    by MikeTheSpike

    You have trouble wrapping your brain around the notion that some people might be deeply offended by a raving misogynistic anti-semite finding work in such a public venue? This is something of a riddle for you?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    who is todd philips

    by JAMF

    and why does anyone give a fuck? is he the new apatow? thank god i only watch good stuff.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    halfbreedqueen...Mel Gibson didn't apologize?

    by asojax

    Are you sure Mel Gibson never apologized? This is kinda of why i avoid hearsay from looking at stuff online, because depending on what website you go to or what article Mel gibson didn't apologize or he did. I know he was on the news months back apologizing for his comments and he went into anger management for his issues. so depending on what you read or where you hear it from it's all hearsay, kinda of like this article, what if this was all some kinda of stunt to get more interest in the hangover 2? im gonna wait for the movie to come out to see if mel is or isn't in it.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Mel Gibson must really hate Sammy Davis Jr.

    by AzulTool

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    From the description of the character, Mel would have been great

    by Tired Eagle

    Too bad. Sounds like Mel could have played a version of himself -- a pissed-off maniac role poking fun at his public image. It probably would have been hilarious. I like Neeson, but he's too much of a nice guy to be a believable nutcase tattoo artist ex-pat living in Thailand. Hopefully he'll surprise me. And how bad must you feel if you're Mel -- can't even hold onto a cameo in a comedy sequel. If he weren't an angry, bigoted religious zealot, I'd almost feel sorry for him. But somewhere tonight he's pulling-down world-class tail that none of us can even dream of, so I'm sure he'll get over it.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    How I Spent My Summer Vacation

    by ChickaCure

    Wow, this is a major setback for Mel. For a moment it seemed Warner was ready to back him. Since Todd did PROJECT X with Joel Silver, I even considered this to be some kind of Joel's attempt to help Mel. But now it seems even Warners didn't fully support Mel. Is there any info about his new film HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION? It sounds amazing, it has great ingredients but does it have the makings of a comeback? Did you pick up any buzz about it?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    No Mel Gibson, their loss

    by deelzbub

    Screw those guys, come on Mel, make your own movies!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST


    by gruemanlives


  • Oct. 22, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    This is total BULLSHIT!

    by Rectal Blowout

    <P> Tyson chews a dude's ear off, blows monster amounts of money on blow, rapes a chick, does The Hangover for drugs. </P> <P> Alec Bladwin screams at his kid, calling her a pig. </P> <P> Peewee whacks in a movie theater </P> Hugh Grant fucks a prostitute </P> <P> Rob Lowe bangs some young chicks or something </P> <P> Roman Polanski pile drives a 13 year old </P> <P> William Shatner leaves his drowning wife at the bottom of the deep end in their pool. He won't even go in to get her. Listen to the 911 call. </P> <P> Britney Spears has children </P> <P> Lady Gag Gag wears a meat dress </P> <P> Kayne "fuckhead" West robs Taylor Swift of her moment </P> <P> Jesse James cheats on Sandra </P> <P> Letterman cheated on his wife </P> <P> Chris Brown for beating on Rihanna </P> <P> Michael Dick for abusing animals </P> <P> Mark McGwire disappointed a lot of fans </P> <P> Michael Jackson hung his baby over the ledge and had a thing for little boys </P> <P> Duane “The Dog” Chapman for racial comments </P> <P> Tiger Woods for cheating on his wife at least 19 times </P> <P> Just to name a few. But the worse Mel has done, was say things. All verbal. Did he hit her, probably. Did she deserve it, probably. Should he have done it, no. </P> <P> But this whore gets Mel all fired up then records him. Yeah Mel said some stupid things. But you could tell that she was out to get him. She was super wrong for making this public. If she was in such a terrible situation then get out, leave, move on. People need to lighten up. Mel should of been able to do the part. How many fuckers on set have done shit that nobody knows about? They all have skeletons too. </P>

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST


    by gruemanlives

    You are right on with that post.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST


    by gruemanlives

    You are right on with that post.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Gibson was set up by that whore

    by BigTuna

    She gets him worked up, records it, acts like a fucking angel on the recordings and tries illegally to extort him. Anyone following the developments? She's a crazy bitch. Her kid isn't safe around her.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST


    by Magnus Greel

    Where does he get the stones to dictate what Todd Phillips' artistic choices are? Phillips cast him in Due Date opposite another actor who past is shall we say, checkered past. Do we hear a peep from Zach? Of course not. Zach Galifianakis will always be the bearded fat guy. Look at Mel's resume.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Two words I never thought I would say...

    by Magnus Greel

    RectalBlowout rules.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    So, Peter Franks

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Although Juan Williams was pretty much trying to defend Muslims but summed up what almost all of us feel when we see Arabs on a plane, he deserved to get fired? Vince Vaughn getting attacked because of his gay joke? Bill O'Reilly given even more unneeded publicity because the two old bitches couldn't debate and walked out? NFL fining players for aggressive hitting?? Welcome to Planet Pussy, my friends!!!!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Just a thought....

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Wasn't Mel instrumental in helping Robert Downey thru his rehabilitation?? And Downey's in Todd's new movie? And Todd wanted Mel in Hangover? But some of the actor's didn't? Wow, so intolerance isn't just for the intolerant anymore!!!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    And look at Christian Bale????

    by Rectal Blowout

    <P> WTF is up with that. I don't have a problem with him. I like his movies. Totally accepted by the public. He's Batman for fucksake. But if he's accepted then so should Mel. </P> <P> Bale goes on a ballistic tirade on the set of the flaming turd "Terminator: Salvation." Then there are those issues with his mother and sister or whatever that shit was about. People are soon to forget that shit. </P> <P> Mel needs to play a superhero or something. One that goes around beating the shit out of fat bearded dudes that think they have an opinion. And crew members that are whining ..."Boo Hoo! Mel Gibson is in this movie...the boy grip says. </P>

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Hangover wasn't very funny anyway.

    by Cosmo Nautilus

    How hasn't the banhammer been struck down on some of the jerk offs in here?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    well shit...

    by DrBrianOblivion

    ... for all the talk recently in a talk back about how racist we still are in regards to things like our unfair hatred towards will smiths son and claims of nepotism, while ignoring all the white children of actors who get a free pass... I think this would be a good counter argument to that notion...

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    They should've had Mel appear in blackface.

    by Rocco Curioso

    That would've been a nice "fuck you" to the PC Pussy Patrol, who feel obligated to whine like little bitches about EVERYTHING that is not 100% polite.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Someone wrote that

    by Rectal Blowout

    <P> Zach Galifianakishjtikzis or whatever the fuck his name is, was the weakest link in The Hangover. That is so true. I was bored by his character and his acting. I couldn't see what people thought was funny. I liked Stu, the nerdy hillbilly. </P> <P> I liked The Hangover overall, but I'm losing interest in this real fast, and any movie Galifasaurus is in. </P>

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Mel's a dick. Good riddance.

    by Bob Cryptonight

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST


    by D o o d

    As much as I think Christian Bale is one seriously arrogant actor and personality, he has yet to use the N word, threaten to beat up women, say anything anti-Semitic and god knows all the other shit that has emanated from mels obnoxious gob.<p>Let's just clarify in case you didn't get it:-<p>Christian Bale = Arrogant Dick<p>Mel = Racist, Anti-Semitic, Arrogant and abuser of women.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST


    by superman76

    so saying nigger or jew makes you racist? makes you hate-filled? it's a word. i call bullshit. it's pussies like you who continue to try (and succeed) to be the thought police that will destroy any individuality and freedom this world has.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    dood girl

    by superman76

    regulating people's thoughts and opinions unless they agree with yours is disgusting and hate-filled, you little mental midget.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Bale and everyone else

    by Rectal Blowout

    <P> has yet to be CAUGHT using the "N" word, threatening to beat up a woman, saying anti-Semitic. No one knows who is doing or saying what until some fuck records it and broadcasts it worldwide. And if she would of kept this private like it was suppose to be(other then the police) then we wouldn't know about it. </P> <P> Look at Tom Cruise and his crazy shit. Scientology and his goofy vitamin rant. Pete Townsend got burned for having child porn but he's been jamming with The Who all along. </P>

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    Well one thing that Mel does is

    by Rectal Blowout

    he speaks his mind. And he doesn't lie. So when she said that he hit her, and he said "You deserved it"....I believe him.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST


    by D o o d

    What's your point..?<p>At the end of the day these are just actors/directors whatever and mean nothing. So they make stuff you watch and like. It doesn't matter who it is or what their status. If you do wrong, AND YES, get caught for it, then you have to pay the price.<p>Some of you guys are defending Mel as if he's some amazing god like character, he's just a bloody actor, get real and get over it!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST


    by superman76

    but if having an opinion different than the PC police makes you a leper, what kind of world does that create?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    The Hangover cast and crew thinks RAPE is okay?

    by IronEagle74

    Obviously they think rape is okay, because they didn't have a problem with Mike Tyson in the first movie. Tyson is a convicted rapist. Tyson also was a known wife-beater. Oh, and he's a lunatic who bit a guy's ear off in the boxing ring. BUT, Mel Gibson is poisonous? PURE HYPOCRISY.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST


    by D o o d

    I totally agree with you. There is some hypocrisy here with regards to the cast and crew objecting when they have a convicted rapist, known wife beater and all round cannibal. However, I have no objections to Mel being given his marching papers!

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST


    by F-18

    The "I'm obsessed with superhero movies, but I hate Mel Gibson" dilemma would make you fuckers' heads EXPLODE.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Now that's really stupid

    by etantao

    Sure, the guy is an asshole but i don't care about that. I go to the movies to see a well realized story and no matter how big a douche he is there's no denying the fact that the guy is a great actor and pretty decent director to boot. After I see one of his movies I say "nice work, shame the guy sucks ass" but that doesn't change the movie to me.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    HipShot, I'd agree with a year exile

    by IronEagle74

    Problem is, with Mel Gibson it won't just be a year. It'll be for the rest of his life. And to those of you who continue to call Mel a "racist," how do you know that? The use of bigoted words doesn't necessarily make you a racist. Only self-righteous hypocrites think they do, because most humans have said or done something that they'd never want to go public. Actions or words don't always define who you are. But I guess it wouldn't be "entertaining" enough for you all if we ackowledged that Mel Gibson might not be as bad as the tabloid media wants him to be.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST


    by Rectal Blowout

    <P> RDJ and Zach are in Due Date. Directed by Todd Philips. Mel and RDJ are best friends and Mel helped RDJ get back on his feet. Zach is lucky that Due Date was filmed before the Gibson's rant. He may have found himself only eating 3 Big Macs a day instead of 12. Perhaps RDJ will help Mel out and give him a role in Sherlock 2 or Iron Man 3D. </P> <P> "Downey was able to return to the big screen only after Mel Gibson, who had been a close friend to Downey since both had co-starred in Air America, paid Downey's insurance bond for the 2003 film The Singing Detective.[36] Gibson's gamble paved the way for Downey's comeback, and Downey returned to mainstream films in the mid 2000s with Gothika." </P> <P> Downey has been a close friend of Mel Gibson since they starred in Air America. Downey defended Gibson during the controversy surrounding The Passion of the Christ, and said "nobody's perfect" in reference to Gibson's DUI.[93] Said Gibson of Downey." </P>

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Fantastic, fuck Mel Gibson!

    by ebonic_plague

    I kinda miss the sound of authentic impotent nerd whining, AICN is the only place to get it now that Devin expressed his anal glands all over the joint.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Here's is some of what Mel said

    by Rectal Blowout

    Check it out, it's not so bad. Is it just me or does it seem kinda cute?

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    You're Forgetting About Gibson's Nauseating B.O.

    by Lesbianna_Winterlude

    Mel does not wash "back there". Ever.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    who gives a royal crap with whip cream on top.

    by NorthTronic

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Hangover sucked!

    by Exasperilious

    Didn't laugh once. People trying to figure out what they did the night before. Hilarious. It's ok though, we'll show pictures during the credits. Great. Mike Tyson is also a real scream. Yep.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    It's b/c jews rule the world. Just ask rick sanchez

    by GQtaste

    He'd been better off w/ a black, gay, female cop that night. This is so crazy. Two thirds of those movie stars are fucking manics. If not all of them. It wasn't like he held a press conference at stated these things. Both times it was private conversations. But don't ever forget that jews never forget and they blackball every single one of them who ever say anything bad about them. Just ask Helen Thomas. You want to lose your gig in life: speak ill of the chosen people.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Man, this sucks


    I'm a huge fan of Mel Gibson. He's directed and starred in some of my favorite movies EVER. Obviously I'm not alone. I could GIVE A FLYING FUCK how the man conducts himself in his personal life. All you little schoolgirls that like to gossip and sit around and giggle and talk shit, you are sad, pathetics little worms. Fuck you. Furthermore I bet that bitch is a psychotic control freak who tried to extort Mel and/or take advantage of his temper. Where the fuck are Mel's secret tapes of that bitch acting like a fucking worthless whore. He didn't bother taping her bullshit. Because she's a cunt, and he's better than her. She's a worthless whore that needs to extort a celebrity for monitary gain. He's fucking MEL GIBSON. FUCK HER. This movie coulda helped Mel restore his image a bit in the public eye, everyone loves The Hangover and I applaud the filmmakers offering Mel the opportunity to land a great role like that. But it all went to shit. Because of all you pussified gossiping bitches. Fuck you all. Art isn't about little girls gossip rags, it's about the art itself.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Tyson v. Gibson

    by Blanket-Man

    Tyson did his time in the pokey. Gibson's "sentence" is just beginning. Some of y'all's justifications/rationalizations are a little disturbing: "Did he hit her, probably. Did she deserve it, probably." Really?! Somewhere, Sean Connery is nodding in agreement, I guess.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    That is COMPLETE bullshit.

    by DrGoodspeed

    Apparently none of the "complainers" have ever fucked up before. Get off your fucking soapboxes. Mel in the Hangover sequel would have been brilliant... maybe now they'll make it Vince Vaughn because God knows we don't see enough of him or that rat pack.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Bitch is a career celebrity mom. She's got a kid

    by UltraTron

    with Timmy Dalton- what liike- did the same thing tew thaht bloke fore Gibson

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Mike Tyson/Mel Gibson

    by halowiscious

    Meh. Tyson was in Hangover to portray how much of an idiot he is. The dumbass was playing himself, and he did it quite well. The director knew it and it was absurd to have Tyson in there. I remember reading that fact on here a week before the movie hit theaters, and even reading the interview made me laugh because Tyson was so serious about his acting skills. He was hired to do a unique job, and it was pretty much the director's job to humilliate him in that movie. If I was Tyson, and maybe had one brain cell more than a cow, after I read the script, I would have said, "I won't do this shit. You are making me look like a complete insane lunatic." I'm sure Tyson, in whatever way that he could, tried to get as much money as he could for being in the movie because he knew he was just in it for the bullshit going on in the viewers heads about why the fuck he was in the movie in the first place and all of the baggage the nut-job has in he repertoire. The fact that they went for Mel Gibson is almost the same thing, though it isn't ten years after, and all the evil shit is still fresh in everyone's mind.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Mike Tyson/Mel Gibson

    by halowiscious

    Meh. Tyson was in Hangover to portray how much of an idiot he is. The dumbass was playing himself, and he did it quite well. The director knew it and it was absurd to have Tyson in there. I remember reading that fact on here a week before the movie hit theaters, and even reading the interview made me laugh because Tyson was so serious about his acting skills. He was hired to do a unique job, and it was pretty much the director's job to humilliate him in that movie. If I was Tyson, and maybe had one brain cell more than a cow, after I read the script, I would have said, "I won't do this shit. You are making me look like a complete insane lunatic." I'm sure Tyson, in whatever way that he could, tried to get as much money as he could for being in the movie because he knew he was just in it for the bullshit going on in the viewers heads about why the fuck he was in the movie in the first place and all of the baggage the nut-job has in he repertoire. The fact that they went for Mel Gibson is almost the same thing, though it isn't ten years after, and all the evil shit is still fresh in everyone's mind.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    sorry about 2X

    by halowiscious

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Pee Wee Herman et al

    by hulkiest

    Let's not forget that Pee Wee was arrested for having kiddie porn. I was talking to someone who knew him and I was saying, "Funny guy. Too bad about the kiddie porn...: And she was all, "Oh, who cares. They're all into that." Like it was no big deal. But Mel Gibson! Why, he's said things against Jews and women when he was drunk! That's unforgivable!!! Except of course, if you're Jesse Jackson. (And that chump has the nerve to speak out about Mel.) What about Christian Slater or Charlie Freakin' Sheen? How many times are they going to beat their wives or girlfriends before no one will see them in a film or HIT TV Show? American Public = Gum chewing Popular girls.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Who really gives a shit?

    by halowiscious

    They are actors. We should not need to know about what they do behind closed doors. Like I need to watch TMZ, or read smut about Angelina Jolie, and any of that trash. Who cares about what they do on the weekends, what their kids look like, how many fucking parking tickets they get, or how much blow they snort. Heaven forbid any of you fat donut-eatin mother fuckers in this talk-back ever get famous, or win the lottery, or start a reality show. I go to movies as an escape. I could give a shit about who beats who, who raped who, or who bit who's fucking ear off in real life. I like being lower middle class. I don't have cameras in my face, or have people extoring money from me because they damn well know I have some. It's almost like 1984, but with celebrities. It's ridiculous! Anyway, I rant. A god replacement for Mel Gibson would have to be Tom Sizemore.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST

    lol, Pee wee!

    by halowiscious

    Didn't he get caught jerking off in an x-rated theater, but blew his wadd on the guy sitting in the row in front of him? Wasn't that dude a cop?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Okay, Gibson's a racist prick, but Tyson's a RAPIST

    by OutsideChance

    Not defending Gibson but when did hateful words become worse than committing a sexual assault?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Alec Baldwin screamed at his young daughter...

    by Mike K

    ...on the phone and they let him co-host the Oscars. Mel yells at someone who is trying to extort him (her making the secret recordings of him is proof of this) and he is blacklisted. It does not make sense.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:57 a.m. CST

    hangover two will blow donkey sacks

    by jkaiser

    it should have been one and done.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:59 a.m. CST


    by AugustusMacReady

    You're in luck. They wouldn't dare put Vince Vaughn in it, he said "gay" in a movie. He'll be lucky if he ever works again.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Mel - no way. Wife-beating rapist - okay. BS.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 1 a.m. CST

    Oh - and Liam Neeson is to replace him.

    by JuanSanchez

    Yeah, that'll be real funny.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 1:51 a.m. CST

    "Mel Gibson"

    by ForgetfulPete

    Australian for shit.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Mel Gibson is the new J. JONAH JAMESON

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    How awesome would that be?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:51 a.m. CST

    As big a douche bag that Mel is,,

    by Stalkeye

    ...I agree with many of you regarding his removal from the sequel especially when you have some asshole like Tyson star in the first.<p>Mike had so much going for him as the man was loved and respected only to fuck his life up via very bad decisions.I heard that the rape accusations were questionable especially when the alleged victim could attend the black beauty pageant the day after her being "Raped".Who really knows what went down at that hotel.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:57 a.m. CST

    That's awesome!

    by Gremlin517

    I was going to post on the last talkback and point out the having Mel Gibson in the sequel just proves all the misgivings that everyone had about the first movie--but expected that everyone would be pro Gibson and ignore the homophobic, sexist, racist history that this actor and director has made the heart of his agenda as far back as, at least Braveheart--where he had a homosexual character thrown out of a window. I for one don't care if Gibson ever works in a movie again. There are better humans out there struggling to get by on minimum wage jobs that I would prefer to waste my time on...

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:59 a.m. CST

    I can't stand Mel because of his bullshit hypocrisy

    by Stalkeye

    you know, the same hypocrisy that consists of most devout Catholics and Christians. But with the noted exception that he's in the public eye and ia not too shy about his blatant racism/anti semitism.I just love when the so called "High and Mighty' fall on their asses.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Mel's Response...?

    by sam jacksons wig

    As drunk as a cunt, he has publicly stated that he intends to bury everey member of the cast and crew of Hangover 2 in the fucking garden, and that they are all a bunch of gold digging cunts for cashing in on a piss poor first one joke outing with a failed pop career that cost him $3 million. <br><br> Or maybe not- maybe he is just sitting in a puddle of his own piss and shit and calling himself sugartits....

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Give him three years......

    by sam jacksons wig

    ...and he'll be back and forgiven by the "sheeple" public and media. I am sure he has enough to live on in the meantime, even with some commie slag fleecing his millions.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Peoples perception

    by Spazwankle

    I'd say people are having a stronger reaction to Gibson because they got to hear what Mel had to say. It wasn't a reciting of events third hand from a news story. It was filtered to a much lesser extent then what we usually see and hear. If we had heard about his drunken tirades from a newspaper instead of the recordings themselves, our opinion probably wouldn't raise much above all the other bad things you read about during the day. If everyone had seen a video of what Tyson did, then I'm certain people would have a much stronger opinion. They would most certainly not want to see him making cameo appearences in comedy films.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 6:12 a.m. CST


    by KilliK

    oops wrong movie

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 6:53 a.m. CST


    by sam jacksons wig

    How are you doing matey????<br><br> After the abortion that was Thunderdome most of us really wouldn't give a shit if Gibson appeared as Max again or not. <br><br> Tom Hardy should be excellent in the role, especially if he channels some of his Bronson rage! Just cut back on the CGI and have it more practical and you should have a blinder on your hands!

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST


    by sam jacksons wig

    Do you think it was the fact that Gibson threatened to kill said Commie Gold Digger in question that has fucked him up royally? I don't think it was because he was a pissed as cunt, personally.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Mel's next role revealled!!!

    by sam jacksons wig

    He will be starring as a Vegas Bitch or a Vegas Whore with big ridiculous looking fake tits that he spends the entire movie trying to get rid of whilst wearing tight clothing that his husband is sick of and wants him to stop wearing!<br><br> $450m US Domestic right there!!!

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Mad Max 4- raped by N***ers....

    by sam jacksons wig

    (scary voiceover man)<br><br> Max should have stayed in the house.....<br><br> He should have stayed there because he didn't give it to his wife....<br><br> Now he's got to fend off 250 cocks at once....<br><br> And they're all the wrong colour.....<br><br> No wonder he's............MAD!!!!!

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Well, I fucking love Mel Gibson.

    by Knuckleduster

    Great leading man. Great filmmaker (have you fuckers not seen Apocalypto?). <p> Plus, he called a cop Sugartits. The dude's clearly a legend.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST


    by Transhuman

    D.Vader is taking Mel's place in the sequel. Let's just hope Beaks doesn't hear about it.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Mike got arrested for being rude

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Mike had the young lady brought to his room by a handler. He fucked her, then sent her on her way. <p> That's where he fucked up.... <p> He didn't walk her to the elevator, did not give her any money or a phone number, instead he shunned her. Mike then proceeded to search out the next groupie slash modle at the event. He wasn't suave about the situation he was more like Conan the Barbarian. <p> Ms Lady at this point feels disrespected. That's when she presses rape charges... not the night it happened but well into the next day mind you. <p> One of the young ladies in the pageant over heard her say she was going to "get him" for a shit load of money. <p> Unfortunately for Mike Tyson, he was his own worst enemy in that case when he took the stand and tried to explain himself. The profane accounts of that evening didn't sit well with Indiana's court system.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Fuck the cast and crew

    by grendel69

    Todd is the director and should have shown some backbone and done what he wanted.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST


    by Jared

    Talkbackers seem to think Galifinakis is the one to blame for Mel's ouster although Merrick's post says nothing to that effect. What am I missing?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Hangover cast & crew can get fucked

    by HarryBlackPotter

    Fuck these talentless unfunny bitches.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST


    by UGG

    Galifianakis said in a radio podcast earlier this month that he was having problems on his latest movie.'I'm in a deep protest right now with a movie I'm working on, up in arms about something. 'But I can't get the guys to (listen)...I'm not making any leeway...It's very frustrating,' he said on the alternative radio show, Comedy Death Ray.<p>Fuck Zach Galifianakis Mel gave me Mad Max and Lethal Weapon to name but 2 Galifianakis has given me a couple of mediocre comedies.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST


    by BookhouseBoy

    Im glad someone had the balls to say it.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Stupid Hollywood hypocritical bullshit

    by coosawatchie

    ..but what else is new> First off, I wouldn't want to hang with Mel Gibson either. The guy is obviously a douche. What the fuck, they might as well hire Jeffrey Jones for a cameo instead. This is mostly about Gibson's politics, not his offenses. A filmmaker with balls would know how to handle this,

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    The KKK - black people's version of Godwin's Law

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    If you disagree with a black person, you're a racist

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Giving in to the man and pressure

    by elsachmo

    It totally makes me look at the filmmakers in a different way now that I know they will give in and scrap their good ideas when pressured. Everybody I know couldn't stop talking about how awesome Mel's cameo was going to be. When it comes to actors, I can't care about their personal lives, just how great they are as actors. I mean, Tom Cruise is a complete nutcase, but we still know he makes good movies usually. Fuck the cast and crew and any little whiners out there and fuck The Hangover 2. I won't support a film that's much more worried about making money than making a good movie.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    And c'mon, you worked with Mike Tyson but not Mel Gibson?

    by elsachmo

    How can this be justified? Mike Tyson has done so many more horrible things than Gibson will ever think about doing and he was apparently beloved for his cameo. Hollywood sell-out hypocrites...

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Yes, of course...

    by Disgustipitated

    Because as everyone knows, it's "cool" to have a convicted rapist (Tyson) in your movie, but not a participant in a domestic squabble. Hollywood elitist logic.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Really?!?! with TDH1138

    by TDH1138

    OK, so Mel's a nutcase... we've KNOWN THIS for a long time and honestly, while I think everything he's said to put him in the position he's in is just disgusting, it's FAR from what Mike Tyson did! Really?!? What, just because this is more fresh in our minds then Tyson sodomizing a woman unwillingly in his home (not to mention what he's gotten away with never reported). REALLY?!? I like Zach G, but REALLY?!? Does he have that much clout in Hollywood he can say "I refuse to work with this Oscar Winner because he's said dirty things to women and Jews!" REALLY?!?! I'm all for second chances, even third chances if someone's willing to make amends, but aren't we suppose to LET THEM GET THAT CHANCE?!?! Really? REALLY?!? Remember we forgave Tom Cruise pretty damn fast for being a nut. This has been REALLY?!?! with TDH1138

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Mel Gibson can't get work but...

    by asojax

    The Jersey Shore continues to have viewers? I figure since people are throwing out random things most of which are true, why is it that no one complains about the jersey shore? Just posters of that show disgust me

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    WTF, I was looking forward to seeing Mel in this!!!

    by samuraiyao

    This sucks so bad!!!

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Stop idolising Mel

    by D o o d

    he's just an actor guys!<p>for the record he's too OLD to be Mad Max and does anyone remember the turd that was Mad Max 3 Beyond Thunderdome!<p>Tom Hardy is going to make an excellent Mad Max and he is still relatively an unknown in the great scheme of things. That's what the role requires. Someone edgy and you shouldn't really know how it's going to turn out for him.<p>So stop bitching and whining about Mel, he's just an actor who didn't get the job, boohoo!

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Uh, "just an actor"?

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Try again. He's also directed a few little films like Braveheart, Apocalypto, and Passion of the Christ. Perhaps you've heard of those? There are plenty of people that have worked with him that have had nothing but good things to say about him.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Todd Phillips - fecking hypocrite.!

    by workshed

    When you that rapist-meathead (and he is a coke freak because I have a friend who went one a bender with him after he compared a boxing night in Doncaster, UK) Tyson in The Hangover I was appalled. Mel Gibson has more talent and movie-making-know-how in his little pinky than Mr.Phillips has in his whole body, despite being a Catholicism-spouting, wife-beating jackass (I hate all organised religions).

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Mad Max 3 Beyond Thunderdome

    by UGG

    is still better than anything I've seen Zack in or Todd do.<p>Also on a more serious note the new Mad Max look's to have been cancelled, for now. It's been postponed due to those union disputes I think.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Weak Bloody Sauce

    by pollaxt

    Todd Phillips needs to show some muscle.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Did'nt Todd Phillips quit Borat?

    by BookhouseBoy

    Smart move..NOT!!

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Rumor: Liam Neeson has the part now.

    by UltimaRex

    Because he's comedy gold right now.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    I was looking forward to Mel in Hangover 2!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    It's not like he would be portrayed as some kind of hero. According to rumors he was supposed to be some creepy old fart right? How is that not acceptable? lol

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    maybe it's not just because he said "nigger"!

    by RedHorseVector

    how about the fact that there's about an hours worth of tape of him ranting like a complete fucking psychopath. he sounds unbalanced on those tapes. listen, i'm not sitting here in judgement of the guy, but i can sort of understand why some people might not be itching to work with him. let's be reasonable, everything doesn't have to turn into a fucking politcal debate...

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Ok Mel listen closely while I fix you:

    by UltraTron

    Sit back and smoke this joint. Ok now smoke another one. Maybe another one in your case. Ok now maybe you're calm enough to listen for a minute. Ok here's the deal man. You are looking for mommy in every woman you meet. She didn't make you sell the Lakers. You are the boy who let mommy steer the ship -because it feels so good to sit back and let mommy take the wheel of that sailboat. True enough she did the same thing to James Bond and could be a soul-less career mom. True you are as furious as any man would be confronted with a cold rejecting robot that is the mother of your child. But you have many kids and should know the ends and outs of every hypothetical life situation by now. Basics man, basics. You gotta be the bigger man and take the reigns with the next one. You are a father and role model. You are a hero to millions. Nobody believes a word of what any cop says so you're good there. Everyone calls ghetto trash the n word. We know you don't hate black people. Nobody hates black people. Everyone including black people hate ghetto trash. Jews? Yeah. They are an organized body of religion so what is there not to hate? They're part of the whole fucking bullshit anti-thought machine. But we don't attack people for their beliefs. We just call them fucking morons behind their backs and never talk to them because they are bland as fuck. Jesus? There is not one historical shred of evidence that he ever existed. The first thing ever printed was indulgences. Before the bible there was the printing of sold indulgences. Read the first bible ever printed and enjoy the slave handling tips. It's been a racket from it's very inception. Free your mind from the constrains of man's lies and be your own man. This is your true re-birth. UltraTron will now baptize you in the flame of destiny. Embrace it with both hands and apologize to everyone and then perhaps make an appearance with that comedian who slams all religion and hug Danny Glover or something. Just let everyone know that humans are always growing and becoming the people they'll be when they die. Let everyone know you're growing as a person in new ways and are evolving and they'll take you back. And if they don't as an actor they will as a director because you are fucking amazing. So just smoke some more legal California weed which has never killed,harmed,caused one single case of cancer in the history of the world. The particles are too big to be absorbed. Doesn't cause throat, mouth, lung anything. Stimulates brain activity and doesn't kill brain cells. Lay off the coke. It makes you a fucking asshole.        

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    not cool

    by glonth1999

    Mel Gibson can go on a killing rampage, he can beat any woman he wants (not that I necessarily believe that he beat her), he can say whatever he wants to whoever he wants about whatever he wants. I don't care. The man is a great talent, both in front and behind the camera. Nothing that he says or does in his personal life will ever change my opinion of his work. He is awesome, and he does deserve to be blown. I will go see his next movie, whatever that may be.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by hulkiest

    Does your hatred of all organized religions extend to Judaism? Funny how that works. Hypocrites and bigots sure suck, huh?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    anyways fuck The Hangover 2


    I'm boycotting that piece of shit. Now. On to further business. What is up with his viking movie, I wondered, and I see that there's an old rumor that DiCaprio has dropped out due to the recent Mel "scandals." O.K., GOOD. FUCK LEONARDO DICAPRIO. He's a little bitch and I don't know why the fuck Mel would want that pussy in a viking movie, anyways. He's a good actor but fuck him. This viking movie will get made, and it is going to rule, and Mel Gibson will laugh and fucking laugh and wank in all of your faces! FREE MEL GIBSON!

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Who does this fuckin' guy even think he is?

    by Ironhelix

    He's in Hollywood for like an hour, and he's already telling Mel Gibson where he can work? Someone bury this guy in the desert please.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST


    by D o o d

    Actor, Director, Cinematographer, Special effects whizz. It doesn't matter what he is, the point is that he's in the entertainment industry and he hasn't saved any lives or gone to the moon. You idolise and make excuses for someone that just entertains. Now sit back and think about that for a second?<p>Yes it is ridiculous and whether he's in the movie or not, the world will still go round and I'll still watch movies with him in them or not in them!

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST


    by Onin Solstice

    Gibsons insanity has gone too far. Even normally forgiving producers are avoiding the jew/black/woman hating ways of ol' Mel.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Studio didn't blacklist Gibson

    by Hipshot

    Some of his co-stars didn't want to work with him. He didn't just do stuff "years ago" he did it months ago. A year from now it'll blow over. Can't compare that to what someone did over a decade ago, and paid the price for. I don't think Gibson is a raving racist, but what he did is rave racisms. And I can totally understand why so many of you empathize with him. Like hypnosis, Alcohol doesn't make you something you are not--but it can unleash the stuff you're holding back. If he has such issues, he loses the right to drink. After the first incident, if he drinks, he is giving himself permission to act an ass. He'll get past this, but there's nothing wrong with a little shame. His religion certainly teaches that.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:28 a.m. CST

    I completely agree with glonth1999

    by Rocco Curioso

    Within the realm of the movie industry... at the end of the day, talent wins out. Gibson's considerable skills as an actor and director have no bearing on his personal life, as well as the converse. While I do not approve of his actions in his personal life, I see no reason for that to hinder my liking of his acting & directorial abilities.<P>He doesn't need some penny ante sideshow like a supporting role in what promises to be a generic comedy anyway. He'll find his way back regardless.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST


    by frank cotton


  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    A Blackman Wrongly Convicted For Rape...

    by Oprah_Duke

    Never heard of that happening before...<P> Mike Tyson has publicly repented for his bullshit and most of that shit was 20 plus years ago.<P> Mel Gibson isn't guarnteed a goddamn job!! Hell, he can employ his damn self!! Fuck Him!!<P> To quote Bullhorn from Black Dynamite. "They fucking with Mike Tyson? This time them crackers have gone too far!!"

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    It's guaranteed...

    by Oprah_Duke

    That you crackers would go to far if I didn't correct that one!!

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Woah, UltraTron

    by hulkiest

    "Even black people hate Ghetto trash." !? And for good measure, you also include Jews among the people you hate. Really, who are you to give advice to Mel Gibson? Despite your claims, it is scientific fact that marijuana is a carcinogen and does interfere with the normal functioning of the brain. This is why it's not a good idea to "Stimulate" your brain activity while operating heavy machinery. Nor does it help one's cause as a commenter on AICN. The slave stuff in the Bible is from the Old Testament, and therefore was never part of the New Covenant's "Inception" of Christianity. Even Jews don't believe that stuff these days, so I'm not sure how that's relevant to the claim about Christ being a myth. Also, indulgences weren't the first thing ever printed, I believe that distinction belongs to a German poem. Here's the major point: Jesus was real. Admittedly, there are no historical documents from Jesus' lifetime that refer to His existence. But then, you could say the same thing about Julius Caesar and practically every other historical figure from Ancient Rome. (Most of the records were destroyed when Rome fell.) However, even if you discount the Gospels themselves as historical evidence, there are still several other historians from the first and second centuries that confirm that Jesus lived. One such document refers to an earlier Roman document recording Christ's execution. That original record has sadly been lost to the ages, but may have been seen by the historian himself. And at least a couple of these historians were virulently anti-Christian, and would have no motive to convince people that Jesus was a real person if His existence had been a fraud. All in all, there is just as much historical proof for Jesus as there is for Socrates, who like Jesus was only written about after his death. So perhaps UltraTron, you don't believe that Socrates was real either. But I'm guessing the only thing real to you is the Leprechaun on your shoulder whispering, "Burn them, UltraTron! Burn them all!"

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 2:21 a.m. CST

    It's a huge mistake to not have MEL in this movie

    by TheJudger

    It would have repaired some of the damage he did. It would have way 1 upped mike tysons part in the first one. You stone caster make me laugh. Every white lip on earth beyond the age of 18 has said the N and the J word. But we have to act like our houses are free from sin, keep hiding behind them doors. I think this new sucks, and I think people think to highly of themselves. You cured cancer when you decided mel was not at all like you. Ha!

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Tyson eats babies

    by TheJudger

    at least he wanted too. But you're right Gibsons just gone too far.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST

    The sad thing to me is it sounds like Gibson

    by TheJudger

    Was willing to make fun iof himself in this role. I'm sure he was some sort of trying to find out who i realy am type, realizing how badly he fucked up. A " I'm sorry" if you will. If Zach is behind this ending. wow man. Your like a straight gay guy with no chin hiding under ratty beard with a dry comedic delivery, really... Be a sport and let a man try to seek forgiveness. Self rightous assholes are worse than ones who fuck up.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST

    South Park needs to make an episode

    by TheJudger

    where Gibson is forced to anally rape a 13 year old girl to fix his wrongs. He tries to bite ears off he threatens to eat babies. But the only real way to make people forgiv him is to rape a 13 year old girl in her ass.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 4:25 a.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    We all know that fucker had something to do with it!

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Mad Mel had a good run...

    by Master Bruce

    even if none of this happened, it'd still be over. His time, like so many other actors of the 80s, is done. Maybe he should just head back down under & retire w/his millions.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Really now,has it been proved that Mel is a wife beater?

    by KilliK

    or like the sheep you are, you are only quoting what the tabloids say?

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Anyone who would boycott Phillips

    by caprica

    over having Gibson in a movie called Hangover 2 is a fucking moron and loser in life. STFU and go back to bed moron.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    If Mel Gibson hadn't spoken the truth...

    by Mister Grieves

    people wouldn't have gotten so pissed. Also, The Hangover was lame as fuck.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    I'd like to know...

    by SunTzu77

    I'd like to know if Zach would turn down a role in an Oliver Stone flick (Oliver stated that the Holocaust is focused upon in films because of the "Jewish domination of the media")... Roman "Mr. Rapist" Polanski or Bill Murray (who allegedly beat his wife)?

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    You don't realize how wrong you are, d o o d

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    You say he's just an actor, yet here we all are spending all this time discussing him. And who's to say that he DIDN'T inspire someone to not kill themselves or do to better with their life. You can't.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Oprah Duke - we don't need to see your racism to know youre blac

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    To the Mel defenders....

    by pdennett316

    How does the fact that others have done worse than him exonerate Gibson in any way? The man is a fucking loony - a charming and talented one - and has been since the Lethal Weapon days. <p> He is an unpleasant person all round; discriminatory, violent (potentially), abusive, and MASSIVELY unpredictable and volatile. As well as being a drunk and (no doubt) druggie. Polanski being a paedophile has no bearing on just how much of a cunt Gibson is. It may be easier to forgive Gibson because he's charismatic, but that does nothing to change the fact that he's a twat of the highest order. <p> I'd also suggest that much of the trouble with the cast and crew not wanting him around is due to the proximity of the situation involving Gibson and the fact that it may be too soon to feature him and that will have a negative impact on the whole production. <p> Gibson should take this time to get some fucking help as he's clearly imbalanced...his upbringing didn't help, but it's no excuse for his shitty attitude towards entire races and cultures now.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST


    by D o o d


  • Oct. 24, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    pdennett316 = Oksana Grigorieva

    by KilliK

    btw why hasnt been charged for violation of law,since it is illegal in USA? McTiernan is going to jail and she is still out,benefiting from the public's support while Gibson cant even play a loser tattooist in a scatological comedy sequel? where the worlds has come into,WHERE?

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Triangulate his psychosis precisely

    by konar

    By taking into account his masturbatory S&M-superhero-give-kryptonite-by-the-Jews-and-whops Passion of "the" Christ with his bigoted and racist comments. All in, he's one of those deeply disturbed individuals who KNOWS everything he does and thinks and says has a giant, holy, sacred seal of God's approval. That, in my opinion, makes him a dangerous fanatic. That so many people can defend him is proof of how insidious and influencing hote mongering can be.

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  • Oct. 24, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Well isn't the reason Mel was

    by Rectal Blowout

    <P> considered for this role was because of his crazed personality from his recent actions? If he didn't act like a nut, he wouldn't of been that gem for this role. Philips probably thought, "You know who would be perfect for this role, or who would get a lot of attention for being in this movie..Mel Gibson." Especially making fun of himself. </P> <P> The cast and crew need to chill out. It's not like he's got Ebola. </P>

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    in all seriousness -

    by frank cotton

    MEL GIBSON is most likely a paranoid schizophrenic, and with his religious views, probably unmedicated. which would go a long way towards explaining why he hasn't been entirely shunned by hollywood

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    Spike Lee is a bigger racist than Mel Gibson...

    by maverick68

    Yet he is worshipped by the brainwashed....

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST


    by pdennett316

    No way, Mel must have at least 30 pounds on the guy. Killik; no, I'm not that gold digging cunt. But again, her being an absolute bitch has no bearing on the fact that Gibson is cuckoo for Coco-Puffs. "Gibson's not an asshole because others are worse" is not a defence and makes no logical sense. Serial killers are OK because Hitler existed.......see how stupid that sounds?

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Just having fun with one of the freaks.

    by UltraTron

    Figured I'd try a little holistic therapy on em.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Who gives a shit! As long as I get to judge!!!

    by Darth Macchio

    Cause that's what I like baby! Judge me up some people left and right! Nothing fills false-power vacuums faster than the opportunity for random and anonymous judgment!<p>I say have both Gibson and Tyson in the movie together. Maybe Tyson is getting a tattoo on the other side of his head from Gibson and they could even recognize him as Gibson and then get weirded out not unlike how Alex Trebek was a secret agent super-assassin or how Mr. Rourke used secrect-agent technology to program the Queen to kill Willie Nelson during the World Series. Or was it Leslie Nielson? Opie Cunningham?

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Pdennett316 - ASSumptions

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    "He is an unpleasant person all round..." <p></p><p></p> Not according to the many actors and directors that have worked with him. Considering you cannot say the same, we'll mark that one as bogus. <p></p><p></p> "discriminatory" <p></p><p></p> Who has he discriminated against? Who has he not worked with and/or hired for his projects due to their race? <p></p><p></p> "violent (potentially)" <p></p><p></p> YOU thinking he is violent is no basis for accusations. Has he committed violence against anyone? Has he been arrested for it? Again, you are without basis and therefore completely wrong. <p></p><p></p> "abusive" <p></p><p></p> Against whom? Yet again, you have nothing official to support your claims. Again you are wrong. <p></p><p></p> "and MASSIVELY unpredictable and volatile." <p></p><p></p> According to many directors, he is a true professional on set. What you've heard is his personal life which is none of your fucking business, nor anyone else's. Even if he were there's no law against that. If you were exposed to the secrets of everyone in the world, you'd be very surprised how many people would qualify as unpredictable and violatile. <p></p><p></p> "As well as being a drunk and (no doubt) druggie." <p></p><p></p> Again, being a drunk is no crime. As far as being a druggie, again your pattern of baseless, unfounded accusations continues. You should be thankful for parenthesis or you wouldn't have much to ignorantly spout out about.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST


    by D o o d

    If you want facts to dislike this cretin all you have to do is listen to his rants and the well documented race hatred this man has in him!<p>So he's worked with all races, THAT does not mean he's not racist. He's gotta eat right..? and anyone can put up a public image that's pleasant. It just so happens that this idiot was caught with his pants down and now he can't really take it back.<p>Don't have this kind of hatred in your heart and you will never have to worry that it will get out! Simple! Stop defending this prick!

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    You mean the kind of hatred you have for him?

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    I forgive the guy because I am human, like he is. We all make mistakes; celebrities (or at least some celebrities) have much more trouble living them down because of the public and their rabid desire to know every detail, no matter how private. The man has never done me harm and instead, has entertained me for years. You wouldn't think he's a racist if you'd never heard the details of his PRIVATE affairs. So yeah, I'm gonna defend him against hypocrites like yourself.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST


    by D o o d

    your answer is ignorance..? We should just pretend we never heard of his prejudiced rants..? Oh ok, in that case I love Mel, he's one of my favourite actors of all time!

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    You MUST be a liberal.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    They're the ones that are so good at twisting words around to justify their hatred while on the other hand weeping for those that are supposedly hated by evil white people like Mel. Has he actually committed any violence? If you're able to live with yourself judging others by their words, I feel sorry for your existence.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Hang on

    by D o o d

    What have I twisted? If you want to make a point then try and be valid. I personally don't care what anyone says in the privacy of their own lives and friends but if you're such a huge public figure as you make Mel out to be then you have to admit he has a certain responsibility to not offend the very people that pay to see him. <p>Quite honestly I had a very high opinion of Mel before this crazy racial ranting of his started. Right now my level of respect for him is zero. How am I liberal when "he" goes around offending entire races and cultures.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    That's funny.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    I've made many, many points. What's even funnier is that these moments you judge him by were private moments but got out because of his celebrity status. Also, someone that uses racial slurs, in what is supposed to be privacy, isn't necessarily a racist at all. Everyone in the world at one time or another has used a racial slur or thought of race in a negative light, and they're lying if they say otherwise. <p></p> Going around offending entire races?? What kind of ridiculous hyperbole is that? You really are desperate and determined to hate the man, aren't you? Enjoy your anger.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Tyson is SOOO much better than Gibson.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform <--- I guess it's ok to have an abusive, violent, racist rapist in a movie as long as he isn't white.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    No one on here...

    by D o o d

    has said that Tyson is better than Mel. Just because mel is a cretin does not mean that he's less of a cretin because, oh wait, there's a rapist in there.<p>Look when it comes down to it, being drunk is no excuse, if you are willing to call an entire race of Africans, Jamaicans etc, "Niggers" AND use words like "fucking Jews" and "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world" then you seriously have issues and need to stop and check yourself.<p>I'm not going to make any more comment on this subject, but just as much as I am offended and hurt by his words, you seem to find reasons to defend him. Although I'm not quite sure what those reasons are besides forgiveness. Which is very noble of you. I'm just not that forgiving when it comes to hate. Being drunk isn't the excuse, it's the reason he got caught out!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform is a BITCH!!

    by Oprah_Duke

    Just ignore my comments and call me a racist. <P> I bet you were the captain of your debate team in high school huh??

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Mel or GTFO.

    by Tikidonkeypunch