Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Leadfoot, Jul 12, 2010.
Almost all actors are assholes..
In vino veritas.
While there is some truth to that, I think the more appropriate altruism is that drunkenness amplifies your emotions, whatever it is you're feeling - and anybody is capable of saying things they don't mean when they are emotionally past a certain point.
I once cried during the scene between Sam and his dad when they were arguing about taking the Matrix dust to Optimus' body alone in ROTF. Why? Mostly because I'd had a couple too many beers. While under normal circumstances I find the scene moderately touching, it certainly isn't a tear jerking moment. The difference isn't about honesty of emotion, it's about amplification.
Either you die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain
There is so much truth to this statement. Look at MJ, the press painted him as an enemy to all children, then made him into a saint upon his death.
Honey, that goes without saying....
There is more to the story than just Mel making a racist comment. He was talking to his wife on the phone saying disgusting things to her and threaten her life.
She admitted recording his comments on the phone, but she denied turning it over to radaronline. She had a microphone attached to her ear ring.
you watched Dark Knight again recently didn't you?
I wonder at what point racism crosses into general misanthropy. It could be that Mel Gibson is, and wear a sturdy hat for this one, simple a huge arsehole who uses the most convenient words to piss off the people he hates.
Ah, the same old humanity. Judging people by a conversation that wasn't even supposed to be heard by others.
I love how everything is racist today. In my country, everything is racism except when you say 'jap', 'china'. Mention the word 'n*gga' and you'll be in jail in no time.
I went to the grocery the other day. The local employee looked at me and said 'how can I serve you, jap'? If that's not racist, I dunno what racist means.
You get thrown in jail for saying the N word in China?
aww I didn't think anybody else posted this oops, sorry dudes.
Personally, I could care less.
I love probably 90% of Mel Gibson's films and will continue to watch them as long as he keeps acting/directing. For the last 30 years that I have been watching movies, I don't go to say "man, this guy/gal is such a great role model, I wish I could be like them". I go to see somebody who is good at their craft.
As has been said before, many of the actors/athletes/artists/musicians/fill-in-the-blank are true a$$holes. There are a lot of good people out there as well, but again...that has no bearing on me.
We buy clothing and toys that are likely made by children in sweatshops, and we don't care (we can preach about "what's right and wrong" all day long, but you're still not going to change your buying habits). When you go to the grocery store, do you really care if the butcher is a closet racist, or do you just want to get your choice cuts of steak and then go home?
And for the "experts" on television who say Mel's career is over, give me a break. You have many in Hollywood that were saying "free Roman Polanski" and signing petitions that said the same thing, and all this for a guy who raped a 13-year old girl. They still give the guy Oscars for crying out loud, but Mel Gibson's career is "over" because he said some naughty words.
So people aren't suppose to get upset?......
I clicked on the link, and my Safari crashed? What the hell?
^ Evidently your puter loves Mel Gibson?
Why is it that your general actor comes across as a big disappointment, when someone exposes their "omg, alcohol fueled rant." But any preteen involved with the Disney company you can already fortell is gonna be the next bad boi/gal/other?
I dunno, I listened to the tapes, and I think that Mel was instigated by his ex, I mean what he said was wrong, but he was in a rage because he was hurt by her, you can tell that he still want to love her, saying that he wants to give her another chance, but he's just so friggin' mad that he can't control it. Listen to him on the tape, that's a man in rage over a broken heart, not while calm and rational. Not saying what he said was right, but he was clearly not in his normal state of mind.
She totally baited him and recorded him for her own benefit to sound like the victim. I do not condone him striking her though, no matter how bad it gets, unless she was going to kill him, he should've never ever raise his hand at her.
A sad turn of events.
There's always two sides to a story. I'm interested in hearing her end of the conversation and not just his.
And I think the part of Mel's outburst that's raised everybody's ire would make for an entertaining porno.
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