Friday, December 15, 2006

Mel Gibson: What's The Big Fuss?

Mel Gibson clearly has a martyr complex. He thinks "Apocalypto" is being grossly mischaracterized as some sort of violence porn film, he thinks people who can't handle him should be the ones to leave Hollywood -- not him, and would anyone else be pilloried for months over a drunk driving incident and a few ill-chosen words? Nope. USA Today has a chat with man.
"I'm doing well," he says. "But how many people do you know get a DUI and are kicked around for six months? It's out of proportion. I'm not saying I wasn't at fault. Hey, we're not perfect, we're all human, get over it. I've apologized, done the right thing, now get the hell over it. I'm a work in progress."
Really, haven't we all exploded into ugly bigotry at some point or another? Forgive and forget. Gibson is reasonable about the success of "Apocalypto," saying it was lucky to hit #1 during a soft week. And since he's coddled on "The Tonight Show" and cheered by adoring fans, it's probably no surprise he thinks the media should stop focusing on the negative stuff. It's old news, mate. Move on.

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