You may have heard about Mel Gibson's racist and misogynistic rant towards the mother of his child, Oksana Grigorieva. She secretly taped him during an argument and he uttered some foul language that was disgusting and offensive. Grigorieva has turned the tape over to the judge as evidence in the nasty custody battle that centers around their eight month old daughter, Lucia. You have to feel bad for their kid, her parents are sad role models.
To bring you up to speed, Gibson was recorded saying, "You look like a f---ing pig in heat and if you get raped by a pack of ni--ers it will be your fault." He also said, "I am going to come and burn the fâ€“--ing house down ... but you will b- me first."
I know he's not perfect and celebrities shouldn't be used as role models. No one is perfect. Before the traffic stop when he said "Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world", Gibson was a likeable guy, I enjoyed his movies. He was the man women loved and guys wanted to be. But his fall from grace gave me that same feeling of disappointment when I was told there was no Santa Claus as a kid.
Somehow being outed using racial slurs seems to be more of an offense than the normal, run of the mill celebrity scandal. Using the offensive language says something about his character.
Thanks a lot Mel, you have officially ruined the Lethal Weapon series, Braveheart and Mad Max for me. Whenever I see a Mel Gibson movie, that taint that is left on your public image will always be at the back of my mind. You're still a good actor, but I question you as a decent human being.
Â© Marie Gallagher 2010