July 31, 2006

Drunken Actor Behaves Like Prat

United States: Mel Gibson has something of a reputation in Australia for his drunken ways. It looks like he's well and truely fallen off the wagon once again.

Gibson, whose controversial 2004 film The Passion of the Christ was a major hit, was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning for allegedly driving speeding along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, the beach town north of Los Angeles.

So far we have the usual celebrity tale of getting sprung hooning about whilst under the influence. But Mel always did like to push the envelope, so he thought throwing racist abuse at the arresting officer would be a fine way to cap a nice evenng out.

Celebrity website TMZ.com posted portions of what it called the arresting deputy's original report, which said Gibson was abusive, shouted anti-Jewish slurs and boasted that he owned Malibu.

The TMZ report quoted Gibson as saying the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.

He then asked the deputy, Are you a Jew?

Being reasonably well known has brought Gibson's attention to the notice of Anti-Defamation League and re-awakened the ill will he generated in some Jewish circles with his dodgy snuff flick.

If you're going to do something, you may as well do it well and it looks like Mel Gibson has managed to offend more people without even trying. Perhaps he should invest in a roll of gaffer tape before he opens his mouth again.

Gibson arrest sparks allegations of anti-Semitism - ABC News Online, 31st July 2006 (via redwolf.newsvine.com).
EXCLUSIVE: Gibson Skated Twice Before - TMZ.com, 31st July 2006.
Check Mate For Sheriff's in Gibson Case - TMZ.com, 29th July 2006.
Mel Gibson Case -- An Outrage - TMZ.com, 29th July 2006.
Gibson's Anti-Semitic Tirade -- Alleged Cover Up - TMZ.com, 28th July 2006.
EXCLUSIVE: Mel Gibson Busted for DUI - TMZ.com, 28th July 2006.

6 comments

There was a piece in one of the papers this morning suggesting that it might be a bit of a career limiting move. I haven't found it on Google News yet, but I did find ABC says it's cancelling planned mini-series with Mel Gibson, about the Holocaust apparently.

What brain-dead corporate executive thought sticking Gibson in a mini-series about the Holocaust would be a good idea? Unless the plan was to bring up the subject and watch him rant about it being all a Jewish conspiracy.

He does seem to get loopier as he gets older.

I'm just hoping it's the religion and not the booze that's the cause of the premature insanity. I'd like to be sure that I won't go nuts until the stars are right, you see.

He's always been an alcoholic with a history of doing stupid things while drunk, but I think it's the religion that's pushing him over the edge. His father certainly seems to have gotten more nutty with age.

I love that it takes drunken ranting for people to realise what a whackjob he's become. Was no one paying any attention previously??

Love it - all this malarchy over dear old mad Mel has already made it into a website game thingy. Check it out - you can 'burn' Mel Gibson (among other celebs and/or friends) - harmless fun, but surely Mel has suffered enough aleady?
www.sacrificeme.com

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