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Monday, July 31, 2006

sick to his empty core with jew-hatred

The fallout over this whole Mel Gibson fiasco has more than started, and I'm am still absolutely loving it. This morning on The View, Bawbwa Wawas went on a diatribe about how she doesn't usually take a stance on these types of things, but how she will never see another Mel Gibson film. Mega. Now here's the thing - If the rest of Hollywood does not follow suit, I really think that there is something fundamentally wrong here.

Ari Emanuel, a very prominent Hollywood talent agent made an impassioned plea yesterday on The Huffington Post - urging the whole of Hollywood to refuse to work with Gibson -
At a time of escalating tensions in the world, the entertainment industry cannot idly stand by and allow Mel Gibson to get away with such tragically inflammatory statements. When The Passion of the Christ came out, Gibson was quoted as categorically denying any anti-Semitism attributed to him: "For me, it goes against the tenets of my faith, to be racist in any form. To be anti-Semitic is a sin. It's been condemned by one Papal Council after another. There's encyclicals on it, which is, you know -- to be anti-Semitic is to be unchristian, and I'm not."

Now we know the truth. And no amount of publicist-approved contrition can paper it over. People in the entertainment community, whether Jew or gentile, need to demonstrate that they understand how much is at stake in this by professionally shunning Mel Gibson and refusing to work with him, even if it means a sacrifice to their bottom line. There are times in history when standing up against bigotry and racism is more important than money.

Apocalypto, Gibson's new film that is due in December, will certainly (thankfully) suffer from this disaster. Following the monetary success of The Passion of the Anus, Disney had partnered with Gibson and is rumored to have fronted as much as $50 million for the production and promotion of the film. The major question here is whether or not Disney will pull out of the project. My fingers are certainly crossed.

Irrespective of Mel Gibson's personal drama, Apocalypto is never going to be a successful picture. I mean, The Passion of the Anus had a built-in audience of Bible thumpers. This new picture doesn't have that. Its success was meant to be built on Gibson's name and star power. Hah!

For those of you who read Slate, I encourage you to read today's article by Christoper Hitchens - entitled 'Mel Gibson's Meltdown: He is sick to his empty core with Jew-hatred' Yeeeaaah, hot. Here's a little highlight for your enjoyment -
There's a lot to dislike about Gibson. He is given to furious tirades against homosexuals of the sort that make one wonder if he has some kind of subliminal or "unaddressed" problem. His vulgar and nasty movies, which also feature this prejudice, are additionally replete with the cheapest caricatures of the English. Braveheart and The Patriot are two of the most laughable historical films ever made. (Englishmen don't form picket lines outside movie theaters when "stereotyped," but still.) He has told interviewers that his wife, the mother of his children, is going to hell because she subscribes to the wrong Christian sect (a view that he justifies as "a pronouncement from the chair"). And it has been obvious for some time to the most meager intelligence that he is sick to his empty core with Jew-hatred.

This is not just proved by his twistedly homoerotic spank-movie The Passion of the Christ, even though that ghastly production did focus obsessively on the one passage in the one of the four Gospels that tries to convict the Jewish people en masse of the hysterical charge of Christ-killing or "deicide." It is validated by his fealty to his earthly father, a crackpot who belongs to a Catholic splinter group of which our Mel is a member. This group more or less lives off the stench of medieval anti-Semitism. Allow me (as one who has Mel's father's books to hand) to give you an example. In an attempt a few years ago to heal the breach between the Vatican and the Jews, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger did his best to make nice. Jews did not accept Jesus as savior and redeemer, said the man who is now the pope, but they did originate monotheism. Therefore, Judaism could perhaps be regarded in some ways as an "elder brother" of Christianity. The response of Gibson senior was to say that Abel also had an elder brother. … You know what? I think that this qualifies as anti-Semitism, too.

Oh, and in case you were unaware of Mel Gibson's father and his inherent craziness, here's some delicious background for you -
Hutton Gibson, 87, is a leading proponent of what is called Catholic traditionalism, a canon that rejects the changes to Catholicism made during the Second Vatican Council of 1962-1965, which the elder Gibson once called ''a Masonic plot backed by the Jews.'' Hutton Gibson is also outspoken in his views that the Holocaust never happened, or at least not to the degree that historians maintain. "Go and ask an undertaker or the guy who operates the crematorium what it takes to get rid of a dead body," he told the New York Times in 2003. "It takes one liter of petrol and 20 minutes. Now, 6 million?" Hutton Gibson has appeared at events sponsored by the anti-Semitic, Holocaust-denying Barnes Review and is heralded on anti-Semitic Web sites around the world.
According to Star Magazine, Mel has checked himself into an un-named alcohol rehabilitation center. Yeeeaaah, Malibu Promises! No doubt this move is more of a strategic one - so he can try to avoid the immediate shit storm, and appear remorseful. Whatever, I hope that mother fucker hangs himself with a bed sheet...

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the mel gibson photoshopping. nice touch!

8/01/2006 5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice!

8/02/2006 11:26 AM  

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