Latest Mel Gibson Meltdown: Terrorism


Mel GibsonWhat happened to Mel Gibson? I can't figure it out. Sometime over the past decade, someone or something abducted the talented actor I fell in love with in Mad Max, the respected producer and director of Braveheart, the loyal husband and father, the good Catholic, and replaced him with a cheating racist hothead alcoholic abuser.

And now we can add another adjective to that list: terrorist.

To recap, we have the Passion of the Christ issue of blaming the Jews, making anti-Semitic remarks to a cop after a drunk driving arrest, cheating on his wife of 28 years, and numerous other little reported slurs and outrages scattered in between. Now, in the latest incident, the 54-year-old Gibson threatened to burn ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva's home down.

This is the mother of Gibson's eighth child, his 8-month-old daughter, mind you. This man has gone completely off the deep end. It's time he pulled a Marlon Brando and go live on an island somewhere. Alone, since he clearly hates people, and doesn't care what people think of him.

I can't imagine him ever being invited to star in another film that's not his own, or another woman who'd accept a date, especially after the latest Mel Meltdown. (Then again, someone dated -- and married -- Charlie Sheen again, so stranger things have happened.) According to Fox News, the gossip site Radar Online got ahold of some audio tapes of conversations Gibson had with Grigorieva regarding a custody battle over their baby daughter. Both Gibson and Grigorieva have restraining orders against each other, she alleging that Gibson was physically abusive, he to try to keep the former revelation under wraps -- oops, it got out, anyway.

The tapes have not been released, but Fox News revealed some of the nasty things Gibson reportedly said, via the Radar Online reporter who heard them:

  • He called Grigorieva a psycho c**t and a whore;
  • He used the N-word with the comment: "You look like a f*king pig in heat and if you get raped by a pack of ni****s it will be your fault."
  • He threatened to "come and burn the f***g house down."

That last comment may be the most damaging to date, as it crosses criminal lines. Threatening to torch someone's home is considered an act of terrorism. Never in a million years would I have thought to associate Gibson with someone like Timothy McVeigh or Osama Bin Laden, but if the shoe fits ...

A member of the California Jewish community was quoted as saying that another half-hearted apology will never be enough now, and I agree. What's done is done. Clearly Gibson has mega problems, and that's sad, but you can only dig the hole so deep before you can no longer claw your way out. We gave Mad Mel plenty of chances, but now it's time for everybody to write him out of the script.

Have you given up on Mel Gibson? How can he ever redeem himself?


Image via Kevin Winter/Getty

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stare... starestrada

wow he needs to get a grip I  used to love his movies but I will not pay money to see anything he produces ugh!!!!

APeve... APeveteaux

I didn't believe his first half-ass apology.

Clearly, he's a nasty man who needs some serious therapy and probably addiction treatment.

firen... firenicecream

I've never "had a thing" for him but as for the media and what they have to say about him.... *rolling my eyes*... WHATEVER.

writn... writnkitten

i used to like him before he went nuts. now i refuse to see any movie he's in. (ditto for tom cruise.)

Momo77 Momo77

 Sorry but you just don't become a racist drunk jerk over night !! He is what he is and thats slime 

nonmember avatar Tina

No , you without sin cast the first stone!!!! Enough said. Have you ever said anything out of anger and it's nothing like what you truly are.  Come on, you only love them when there good. What about healing them when there bad. Lending a hand to help him up, instead of, "oh I hate you and what you stand for", well you loved him once what has happened now. Imagine this woman, maybe all she wanted was his money, wouldnt you be angry gentlemen. Come on lets hear what you have got to say gents......

Lians... Liansmommie

I am sure his personal life is none of my business. However this is an awful lot of hearsay in between a private conversation said in anger and a 'legit' news source. I don't think I have ever threatened to burn down someone's house, but I have said some pretty heinous things to DH in a moment of rage. I am sure that would make a pretty sad snapshot of me as well.

nonmember avatar kristen

come on! give the man a not condoling his attitude or saying he did the right thing.but im not giving up on him either.if he was ur father,your brother,your best friend or your husband who used to be such a sweetheart who now is loosing it more everyday would u simply give up on him? ...let he who is without sin cast the first stone... we get angry with situations everyday,we get frustrated and say horrible things,u can say to ur self i can never say such,thats  a big lie! bcos even the thots of ur heart are same as wat u say.the man is going thru so much crisis and needs lots of prayers.from a spiritual point of view i understand why this is all happening to him.i implore my christian friends all across the world to pray for far there is life there is hope.its never too late before God.God is a loving father of many chances.he would still be glad to have him back.i will be praying for you mel.i know God hasn't given up on you yet.he will make things right again.don't ever feel scared or afraid to approach him,he understands you better than anyone can ever do.i believe in will be saved by God's grace.

nonmember avatar AUSSIECHIC

 It makes me sad that people always wont to think the worst of Mel.

Have you never said horrible things in frustration-things that really dont reflect who you are as a person., What happened to innocent until proven guilty ?

Your hearing all one side-no one knows it was really Mel on that tape,

I thought you were Christains,!  one of your own is struggling and you dont lend even a kind word,

you want to tear him to pieces.

I think your all hypocrites,  come home to Oz Mel !!!!!






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