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August 2, 2006 --
"There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of Anti-Semitic remark. I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said to a law enforcement officer the night I was arrested on a DUI charge. I am a public person, and when I say something, either articulated and thought out, or blurted out in a moment of insanity, my words carry weight in the public arena. As a result, I must assume personal responsibility for my words and apologize directly to those who have been hurt and offended by those words. The tenets of what I profess to believe necessitate that I exercise charity and tolerance as a way of life. Every human being is God’s child, and if I wish to honor my God I have to honor his children. But please know from my heart that I am not an anti-Semite. I am not a bigot. Hatred of any kind goes against my faith. I’m not just asking for forgiveness. I would like to take it one step further, and meet with leaders in the Jewish community, with whom I can have a one on one discussion to discern the appropriate path for healing.I have begun an ongoing program of recovery and what I am now realizing is that I cannot do it alone. I am in the process of understanding where those vicious words came from during that drunken display, and I am asking the Jewish community, whom I have personally offended, to help me on my journey through recovery. Again, I am reaching out to the Jewish community for its help. I know there will be many in that community who will want nothing to do with me, and that would be understandable. But I pray that that door is not forever closed.This is not about a film. Nor is it about artistic license. This is about real life and recognizing the consequences hurtful words can have. It’s about existing in harmony in a world that seems to have gone mad." - Mel Gibson
Mug Shot Source: The Smoking Gun
Statement Source: Drudge Report


Anonymous pretzelpal said...

This reminds me of the scene in Jerry McGuire, where "Jerry" & "Rod" are discussing what Rod needs to do to get a good contract offer. Jerry pleads to Rod, "Help me, help you; help me, help you." And Rod responds, "You're hanging by a thread Jerry."

Oy Mel.

9:30 AM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I appreciate what appears to be a sincere apology. He screwed up big time, knows it, and is trying to fix it.
Most celebrities would deny, deny, deny.

10:29 AM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous secretary said...

Mel, if the world seems to have gone mad, it's only because of the liquor dearie.

his mug shot looks really good LOL.

It was a good apology. My cynicism makes me think it's all calculated though.

10:35 AM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mel's a good guy....he made a mistake...we're all guilty of that once in a while...leave him alone

10:44 AM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He still looks good drunk and if we compare it with Nick Nolte's infamous mug shot...Does anybody knows if the Jewish community has blasted him for his drunken stupidity?

10:50 AM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

booze = truth serum. he should be sorry. and the rehab and asking for the Jewish community to 'help' him is only because it's what he HAS TO DO (no doubt as advised by his publicists et all) to have a snowball's chance in hell of turning this ship around.

i wonder if we will ever see the video of his behaviour.

11:04 AM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohhhh! THE VIDEO..."My precious"...

11:27 AM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous ci said...

Ok, Ok, I do think this new statement of his is a step in the right direction. If he goes through with that planned Holocaust movie of his, however, I reserve the right to take it back and condemn him all over again.

11:49 AM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous Jayne said...

The PR machine is in full force, I see. I'm not buying it, Mel. Now go away.

12:08 PM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blah, blah, blah.

Take cover ya'll.....there is SHIT falling from the sky.

12:16 PM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disney pulled the Mel Holocaust film. AP reports that the founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center commented it would have been akin to asking a member of the KKK to make a film about the African- American experience.

1:14 PM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

true, but Rock Hudson played romantic leads for years. And Tom Cruise has played a doctor once or twice. So you know.

3:25 PM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous anonymous said...

3:25, I don't really. You mean that because Rock Hudson was gay and acted straight or because Tom Cruise plays a doctor and he's really a scientologist, therefore someone with a hateful bias should take on a sensitive subject regarding that group? So no, don't really know.

4:16 PM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:16 bingo. That's it.

More importantly, the previous post made it sound like a drunken spiel was equal to the racist efforts of a hate group, the KKK. That's not rational, and nothing in Mel Gibson's career supports that.

For as volatile as the topic is, it's fine that Disney backed off from this project. But I think comparing any drunken faux paus with a worldwide hate group is truly overboard.

Jesse Jackson and Hillary Clinton have both made derogatory racial references -while sober- and their careers have done fine.

I would also like to see a world with no hate, but the man grew up around an anti-Semitic father -- and produced a film portraying the Christian point of view, basically enraging much of liberal Hollywood. Payback time to the religious right.

During the arrest, he expressed thoughts which may or may not have been his own; in his career and personal life he's never done anything to act on those "thoughts". The alcohol was most likely fueling a very bizarre tirade.

Mel was drunk, he apologized, he's in rehab. and what more do you want?

5:19 PM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We want no less than Mel wants for himself. Mel wants to own up to his hateful statements and make meaningful amends (so he says). You on the other hand want to "get over it" and forgive and forget. Mel recognizes that his actions are more serious by virtue of his public persona and that his actions caused offense and hurt. You, on the other hand, aspire to nothing for him or for people who are in the public eye. I wonder if a celebrity had said hateful things about a group or cause to which you belong if you'd be so ready to let bygones be bygones. Seriously doubtful.

5:44 PM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, you're wrong:

>> You on the other hand want to "get over it" and forgive and forget. >>

ONLY INSOMUCH that Mel Gibson has done everything we both seem to agree on. And you didn't read my last paragraph:

" Mel was drunk, he apologized, he's in rehab. and what more do you want? "

I know you read the news. You read of politicians and celebrities saying questionable and offensive things about particular groups. Jesse Jackson and Hillary Clinton are two examples. Of course, our entertainers are out humping the cash register with the same type of scorn and hate speech. We live in a weird day-and-age of double standards.

Read my last paragraph again and know that Mel has a heap of work in front of him. I don't see within his body of work or his personal life any anti-Semitism. You apparently do. The thoughts regarding the war were certainly over the top, but they're thoughts.... and the thoughts of many people who in turn are angry that our society allows similar comments made against Arabs and Palestinians. Don't you see? You need to look at the bigger picture. Thoughts said during an alcoholic binge are in no way similar to the hate-base perpetuated by the KKK. (Obviously.) And he has not acted on those thoughts.

6:24 PM, August 01, 2006  
Blogger kally said...

sorry, but i think the whole ordeal was blown way out of proportion.

6:55 PM, August 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no doubt that Mel Gibson's status is easily impressionable. As much as he is a public figure, he IS a human being. We all make mistakes, and some mistakes are more costly than others. In this incident, he was drunk and said some things that he shouldn't have. We need to forgive, forget and move on.

12:32 AM, August 02, 2006  
Anonymous Kiki said...

Mel has admitted what he did (drinking and driving) and said (his comments) were wrong. He has asked for forgiveness and assistance in his recovery. Let's give him the opportunity to become a better person. If you aren't part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

8:15 AM, August 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said... if he had killed someone while driving we should forgive and forget and move on because he's only human, huh? He shouldnt have been driving and he should have kept his racist opinions to himself as he's always done. Loose lips sink ships. Suffer the consequences of your bigotry.

9:02 AM, August 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


===== SO Mel is the only one who has thoughts like these, right?

Nobody else has them? Oh, and he was drunk! Darn! Yep he’s the only human being who has ever had prejudices and who has ever drunk! I GUESS YOU ARE ALL BETTER THAN HIM.


10:01 AM, August 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

========= Yeah! Damn media, kick a man when he’s down!

oh no! can’t talk about that! We’re to busy being politically correct and all that bull! we take the easy route, here! pick on this guy instead!

You people that are joining in on this Mel bashing are falling for all this stuff! Why not deal with what actually happened!

Something that might happen more often!

10:02 AM, August 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, he's in the spotlight MORE for being a celebrity, not less.

5:50 PM, August 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Team Sugar Tits

8:34 AM, August 04, 2006  
Anonymous celebrity fan said...

He should keep drinking liquor in excess. This way we will know what he says is the truth. When he is sober it seems he is too political. Tell everyone what they want to hear and everyone will like him.

5:23 PM, August 07, 2006  

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