Mel Gibson

I am very troubled by what I am reading of Mel Gibson’s drunk driving arrest. The web pages I’ve read, quoting police reports, say he was abusively anti-Semitic.

I’ll let you find the exact text elsewhere. Even in the proper context, I don’t want it on my blog.

Gibson later issued an apology, including this:

“I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable. I am deeply ashamed of everything I said.

Saying, “I didn’t mean to step on your foot,” is one thing. Saying I didn’t mean to say a very specific accusation against Jews is another. And, it would have been just as wrong if leveled against African-Americans, Hispanics, Catholics… any religious or ethnic group.

As I understand it, being drunk&#185 can remove inhibitions. Was this something Gibson always felt, but was usually smart enough to keep to himself? That, of course, is my fear.

I’m not sure how one rehabilitates one’s self from something like this. Maybe you just can’t. Maybe Mel Gibson is done. He’s certainly done to me.

&#185 – Though I know this moves me out of America’s mainstream, I have never been drunk. In a ‘good’ year, I’ll have Bailey’s four or five times. That’s the extent of my imbibing.

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  1. Hi Geoff,

    No doubt about it imbibing does make you spill the beans. Absolutely. Excuses and appologies will be made, but I’m sure the truth came out.

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