If anyone had any lingering doubts about Mel Gibson's fall from grace—like, maybe suspecting that his ongoing anti-Semitic outbursts were the result of some recent mental illness, or something—Winona Ryder's GQ interview should clear things up once and for all.
Mel Gibson is a hateful, bigoted douchebag, and he always has been.
Ryder, who currently appears in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, shared a story with GQ about a run-in with Gibson at a Hollywood party in the mid-90s.
I remember, like, fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk. I was with my friend, who's gay. He (Gibson) made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about "oven dodgers," but I didn't get it.
I'd never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment. I was like, "He's anti-Semitic and he's homophobic." No one believed me!
Gibson has a long, shameful history of making offensive comments about both Jews and gay people. The actor told Spanish newspaper El Pais in 1991 of gays: "They take it up the ass," before pointing to his rear end and telling the reporter, "This is only for taking a shit."
He's probably more infamously known for mouthing off after his 2006 DUI arrest, telling a Jewish police officer, "Fucking Jews ... the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."
And, of course, there's the lovely string of conversations he's had with his onetime girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva.
So why, why, WHY do fellow Hollywood stars—like Jodie Foster, of all people—continue to stand by him? And cast him in movies? What more do we need to know about this guy in order to write him off once and for all?
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