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July 13, 2010

Mel Gibson: Actor, Celebrity, Racist/Misogynistic Maniac

Mel Gibson has made a fortune playing angry, emotionally unbalanced characters (see Lethal Weapon, The Man Without a Face, Payback, Conspiracy Theory, etc) and now it seems he may be one in real life. Method Acting?

Taped telephone calls between baby mama Oksana Grigorieva and (allegedly – I’m only writing that once, folks…) Mel Gibson demonstrate Gibson as a misogynistic, racist, violent, warped individual who may or may not eventually kill her. Hyperbole? Not so much – direct quote from one conversation: “I’ll put you in a f***ing rose garden.” Crystal clear.

What happened to Mel? I will admit, I was a die-hard fan. At one time I owned all his films, with Braveheart being my favourite of all-time. We all know he hit a rough patch a few years ago, after his long-controlled drinking problem reared its ugly head. We saw the photos, read the eye-witness account, and all remember where we were the first time we heard the phrase, “Sugartits.” He fell off the wagon, clearly; driving recklessly, sexually harassing female police officers, and ranting about Jews … not a pretty picture. He admitted he had a problem, stepped out of the limelight for a while, and a few snickers here and there aside, it went away.

 Now, here we are, again – only this time, it’s worse. We already knew he was an alcoholic, but who knew he was also violent and sadistic? Anyone who has heard the tapes (I’ve heard all that have been released so far) has heard vile, disgusting, unbelievable things come out of this man’s mouth. Some excerpts:

  • “You look like a f***ing b**** in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n*****s it’ll be your fault, ok?”
  • “Shut the f*** up! You should just f***ing smile and blow me because I deserve it!”
  • “I don’t need medication! You need a f***ing bat to the side of the head, alright? How about that?”
  • “I’ll put you in a f***ing rose garden you c***. You understand that? Because I’m capable of it.”
  • “Go look after my child, you c*** whore. I hope she doesn’t end up like you.”
  • “What are you talking about you f***ing ignorant b****? I don’t understand you. You’re saying stupid s***.”
  • “I need a woman, not a f***ing little girl with a f***ing dysfunctional c***.”

Context, schmontext. I heard all the released tapes, and if you haven’t, let me reassure you: they are mainly him just screaming like a lunatic, rambling on and on, and breathing heavily like a perv. One does not need to be a psychiatrist to see that Mel Gibson is not only a jerk and a racist, but also a misogynist who may or may not be completely deranged.

Of course their relationship had problems. I’m sure some of the problems were caused by Oksana – after all, she’s human. I also have a sneaking suspicion she might be something of a gold digger. Even if that’s true – even if she trapped him by having his child (and I don’t know if she did, it’s just an idea), his comments to her are so far out of line she’s probably sleeping with one eye open.

The world (more or less) forgave Mel the last time he went on a tangent, but I have a feeling this time he’ll be on his own. And of course, should anything unfortunately happen to Oksana now, we all know who would be the prime suspect.

Why am I writing about this? A few reasons: Appearances are deceiving. Simply because a couple seems happy (as suggested by earlier interviews/photos) doesn’t mean they are. Simply because a person doesn’t seem capable of extreme anger and/or violence, doesn’t mean they aren’t. Celebrities should not be treated any different than the regular folks – for the words alone, he deserves to be locked up. (Last time I checked, uttering death threats is against the law!) For the sake of the child, who of course is the most innocent player in this unfortunate drama, Mel Gibson needs help – serious, actual help.

Oksana, run for your life. And the life of your child.

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