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Mel Gibson is still persona non grata in Hollywood

October 21, 2010 |  3:54 pm

Just three days after word leaked out that Mel Gibson would enjoy a cameo in "The Hangover 2" as a tattoo artist in Thailand, the troubled actor has been told his services will not be needed after members of the production rebelled.

In a statement released Thursday by Warner Bros. and producing partner Legendary Pictures, the backers of "Hangover 2" said that director Todd Phillips had decided that the "Braveheart" star wouldn't be appearing in the sequel to last year's comedy blockbuster.

“I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of Jeff Robinov and his team," Phillips said in a statement, referring to the Warner Bros. production chief. "But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew.”

Gibson has been missing from the movies since audio recordings apparently capturing his violent and racist rants against ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva surfaced this summer. In one of the recorded calls, Gibson apparently says, "You look like a ... pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of ..., it will be your fault."

Gibson also is said to have threatened her, saying "I am going to come and burn the ... house down," adding, "but you will [perform oral sex on] me first."

Four years ago, when Gibson was arrested for driving under the influence, he unleashed an anti-Semitic tirade against the police.

"Hangover 2" would have been the actor's first movie since "The Beaver," a Jodie Foster-directed comic drama that has been sitting on the shelf and has no announced release date.

-- John Horn

Photo: Mel Gibson: Credit: Charles Platiau/Reuters




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And shame on the producers who support these babies!

MIKE TYSON who was found guilty of RAPING an 18 year old girl, bit the ear off his fighting opponent and has been accused of MANY other acts of misconduct - is somehow more favorable to work with over GIBSON!

Gibson said some fouls things and MAY have slapped his ex, and these PC jerks are up in arms about it?

Mark my words - these wannabee yahoos will someday wish they had the opportunity to work with Gibson when their pathetic little "careers" fade away. They should be SO lucky!


I'm disgusted.

I hope he chokes on the money he has made on his past movies.

Well, it's nice to see that other Asians are "use" to the "middle class" ethic of having a significant other hoping that you're gang-raped and being threatened with one's house being burnt down.

I hate to see what your boyfriends are like Asian Annie....

The lesson here:

If you violate the societal taboo that states that if you dare mention the fact that a group which represents a mere 2% of the population of the United States has a disporportionate hold on power, your life and career will be ruined. Mel Gibson violated the taboo in 2006 and the enforcers of the taboo have been out to destroy him ever since. This year's recorded rant to Oksana Grigorieva in a private conversation is being used as a tool to help achieve that end.

Sure Roman Polanski drugged and raped a 13 year old and has been an international fugitive from justice for more than 30 years. But he's an artist! (And a member of the 2%) So let him work. Give him an Oscar. But Mel? A couple of drunken rants where nothing more than words were uttered no matter how offensive. Hey, his career is over! Do you hear me? Over!! Let's work together for the sake of the 2% to ruin his career!

Hey Mel. You're not alone. Helen Thomas and Rick Sanchez have also had their careers ruined for violating the taboo.

Remember that the people who really hold power are the ones you aren't allowed to talk about.

Wow. Hollywood rallies around Roman Polanski, who practically admitted raping a teenager, but runs from Mel Gibson. There is no substantive proof that he's committed any crimes. His accuser has serious credibility deficits. But Hollywood and liberal nose-raisers want him shunned like a leper. Hypocrisy. Utter hypocrisy.

The man is a "hangover!!"

Mel Gibson will always be an actor to be admired. Observing hollyweird from afar it's not hard to understand how someone can easily fall out of their hive mind mentality. This is just a further reveal of the hidden agenda behind the so called entertainment industry from that part of the world.

The man complains about the apparent to all favouritism and one sided views (something the late great Marlon Brando did too) and he's maligned. No big deal and yes he had a point. No one was complaining about his 'anti-semitism' when he was linning their pockets.

The recent invasion of his private life isn't anybody's business and at the same time a non event. Unless you count possible gold digging as news.

Hypocritical, ludicrous, self serving, racist, are all terms that are used to describe the garbage that's spewed from that place.

The real problem is that Mel became a player in his own right.
Good luck to Mel and look forward to any projects (in front of or behind camera) you're part of.

All this noise and from a town which still applauds Roman Polanski.

That says it all.

Let see.

If you brutally rape a women and spend a few years in jail for it thats just fine with Zack Whatshisname. No problem. Mike Tyson is a great guy!

Say one thing about the Jews however and lapdog Zack gets all indignant.

Zack sure knows who butters his bread.

I would like to know what women think.

Zack should explain why beating and raping 20 year old girls is ok with him.

They can treat Mel Gibson this way for his indiscretions but they support a Roman Pulanski; a child rapist. That makes sense.
Hollywood is one messed up place. Does anyone out there act and or react from an educated and thought out position; or is all emotion with them.
They seem to crave good feelings even if they're based on thin air.

I'm sorry. Mel screwed up. I get that. But seriously, Hollywood is so friggin' picky about what they do & don't 'tolerate'!! Mel gets 'persona non grata'ed' for some (admittedly) drunken, racist, idiotic rants & yet Roman Polanski is still Hollywood's darling after what he (also admittedly) has done. It's a completely messed-up system (& 'system' is a generous term) & the disparity is a bunch of baloney!

Well, another movie I anticipated seeing that I have to blacklist.

Let's see, Galifinakis has no problem with working for a CONVICTED rapist, but a drunken bum he draws the line at? In fact I found watching Tyson repulsive.

But then I thought, no, no, be tolerant.

So much for liberal tolerance. Perhaps NPR threatened to withdraw it's funding for the film...

And speaking of profane drunken rants, has he even seen his own act?

Best $6 bucks I ever will save.

The first Hangover movie had Mike Tyson in it. Mike Tyson was convicted, and served time, for rape.

Hollywood had no problem with convicted rapist Mike Tyson. Or convicted rapist Roman Polanski (who pled guilty to drugging and raping, including anally, a 13 year old girl). Or grand-daughter marrying Morgan Freeman. Or step-daughter marrying Woody Allen. Or convicted spousal abuser Charlie Sheen, who pled guilty to holding a knife to his wife's throat and threatening to kill her on Christmas Day.

I'd say Gibson has the money and the means to sue Zach Gallifankis, and others, for interference in his employment, and go after the black-listing. Interfering with someone's ability to get a job is a crime.

Gibson should sue. And bring all the dirty laundry to light. He's just crazy enough to do it too! [I don't like the guy, but he's hardly the worst see above in Hollywood.]

lets see..if he drugged and raped a young girl he would have most of hollywood behind him.if he left a young girl to drown in the back of his sinking car..he would be elected to the senate..over and over.if he called for the extermination of isreal he could get tenure on any campus in america.so what makes hollywood hate him? acting like an enraged jerk? unlike all the other enraged jerks in the entertainment industry? ok..really...what planet is this and when is the next shuttle leaving for earth?

And yet, a director who is a serial rapist-in-hiding is not such a bad fellah, huh, Hollyweirdos?

Tell you what. I'll let the movie business (actors, producers, directors, etc) mind their business and not preach to them. Hey folks, do whatever you want about this situation. So far, this is America. Your movie, your call.
Now I'll also thank them very much to not mind the rest of our business with their sanctimonious preaching on all issues from the environment to eating meet to "rockin' the vote" etc.

Oops, I meant "eating meat" not "eating meet".

Ok, let me understand this....dude gets angry and says things out of anger that shock everyone so now he's a hated man....Polanski actually rape rapes an underage girl and he is defended by people in Hollywood? Ok, guess Mel should have raped a few women as long as he kept his anger in check he would have been just peachy!

big deal, he has billions.

Well, it's nice to see that other Asians are "use" to the "middle class" ethic of having a significant other hoping that you're gang-raped and being threatened with one's house being burnt down.

I hate to see what your boyfriends are like Asian Annie....

Posted by: Asian Lawyer | 10/22/2010 at 10:03 AM


And the well healed of society respond in a less discernibly provocative way? Likely as not they don't threaten, they just do it and get away with it. Lawyers, judges, doctors... you see many of their wives in domestic abuse centers. For all you know, Asian Attorney, her side of the conversation, which was conveniently edited out, may have been just as vitriolic. You don't KNOW, but you are ready to convict and draw conclusions based on limited information. Is any emotional reaction justifiable, ever? You seem to permit yourself one, with little provocation, threat, or betrayal.

Shame shame, I thought attorney's were more, um, objective than that and more impartial in the face of tainted evidence.

People can, and often do, say a lot of vile, hateful things in the heat of argument, domestic dispute or not. It's not right, it's not pleasant, but if the only people permitted to work were those whose private life matched the public facade.... well, hey, we'd have a large unemployed class of people.

And the corporate board rooms would be empty.

And Congress would be empty too.

no protest from most of you when the U.S. adopted and endorsed torture;
no protest from most of you while the Enron's, the Federal Reserve, the Banks, robbed thousands of their future, condemning citizens and children to years of deprivation.

But a few nasty words in the heat of a celebrity's personal life, and oh, we jump up on the stump with moral speeches and opinions.

I guess I can understand the producers not wanting Mel Gibson in Hangover 2. It's one thing to cast a person convicted of rape, but a person convicted of DUI? No way. Oh well, this is another movie I won't be watching. I guess that will save me some money, unless Jerry Brown "finds" it and wants to "dish it out" to people who are more deserving. Like the producers of this film. Good luck, California. You are going to need it.

I like Mel, he made a mistake when he gave up his family anchor for the younger Russian trash.

The same thing happened to Tiger.

As for Hollywood, who cares what that filth thinks.

Makes perfect sense to me. Have a convicted rapist in your first movie, but avoid Mel Gibson because of his speech. Perfectly logical.

Hollywood is very logical. They support child rape and sodomy (Polanski), and adult rape (Tyson), but not hate speech that doesn't hurt anyone. Perfectly reasonable position.

Whoever said that liberals were crazy?

Mel Gibson aside. Is there any way we can cancel the whole movie please ? This is a textbook case of the lack of creativity and lack of imagination in Hollywood.
I can just about guarantee that this thing will be a major stinkeroo. I can barely get myself to rent this junk for a buck at RedBox.

Mel Gibson could have done or said anything and not been criticized, until the day he made "The Passion of The Christ." What Hollywood really can't forgive him for is a successful movie that told the story of Jesus Christ without turning Him into some sort of pervert and/or psycho.

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