Mel, Mel, Mel
Hmmmm, maybe those complaints of anti-Semitism in Passion of the Christ weren't all just over-sensitivity. Gibson reportedly uttered
some anti-Jewish slurs during his DUI arrest over the weekend.Gibson's reported criticism of Jews, contained in a leaked police report detailing his arrest early on Friday morning, included the phrase: "F*****g Jews. The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."
And they probably poured those Fosters down his throat, eh, Mate?
But this causes me some concern:Calling for a criminal investigation into the Oscar-winning actor and director's remarks, Abraham Foxman, the national director of the US Jewish Anti-Defamation League, said: "We believe there should be consequences to bigots and bigotry."
I agree there should be consequences, but those consequences for what is nothing more than offensive speech should be scorn and derision from people of good faith. If Gibson did and said what he's claimed to, then he's a buffoon.After Gibson was pulled over, a bizarre melee ensued that apparently involved Gibson trying to escape, his alleged propositioning of an arresting officer with lurid, explicit suggestions and claims that, while handcuffed in the back of a police car, Gibson threatened a deputy, saying he "owns Malibu" and will spend all of his money to "get even" with the officer.
He also allegedly asked an arresting officer if he was Jewish.
Gibson was taken to a police station in Malibu, where he allegedly threatened an officer, smashed a payphone and attempted to urinate in a cell.
The odd thing about this is that Gibson apparently blew a .12, as compared to California's legal limit of .08, which does not strike me as all that drunk. Yet Gibson's escapades attest to somebody profoundly out of control.