I’ve never really been a big fan of Mel Gibson. Growing up in the 80’s, he seemed to be everywhere, much like Phil Collins. Women loved him. He was a pretty boy, but a talented one for sure. I really didn’t pay much attention to his work until Braveheart, which was a masterpiece. I also thought he did a good job on We Were Soldiers.
Although I never have been, nor ever will be a religious person, when The Passion of the Christ came out, I had to go see it, just to see what the big deal was. Outside of confirming what I’ve always thought, namely that J.C. was HEAVILY into S&M, my takeaway was that I just watched a very expensive and extensively-marketed snuff film. I guess you kinda had to be there to get it, which also explains why there’s so much religion-based lunacy in this world.
Unfortunately for Mel, his next big splash didn’t happen at the box office, but rather a long series of smaller splashes that happened at an upscale beachside watering hole that resulted in him getting a DUI. Mr. Gibson, rather than pulling the usual “Do you know who I am? I’ll have your badge!!!” celebrity routine, treated the cop to an anti-Jewish rant, which apparently confirmed long-swirling rumors that Mel Gibson was a confirmed anti-Semite…and in Hollywood, no less!
Subsequent outbursts, many of which were recorded, revealed that Mel Gibson isn’t exactly a nice guy. However, I cannot really fault him on his selection of targets. It is a well-known fact that Jews control Hollywood and many parts of the media. He also enjoyed lashing out at another group that thickly populates Tinsel Town – gold-digging whores. Predictably, Mel had to take cover for a while, but bounced back admirably with Hacksaw Ridge. Go Mel!!! Mel Gibson for President!!!