December 7, 2006

Extremists Sticking Together

This from

Though he's lost many fans after being captured on video hurling racist epithets at a comedy club audience, Michael Richards has an ally: Mel Gibson. "I felt like sending Michael Richards a note," Gibson says in an interview in Entertainment Weekly's Dec. 8 issue.

"I feel really badly for the guy. He was obviously in a state of stress. You don't need to be inebriated to be bent out of shape. But my heart went out to the guy."
The 50-year-old actor-director added: "They'll probably torture him for a while and then let him go. I like him."
There’s nothing like sticking together in your intolerance in the face of reason. Given how their experiences unfolded, they didn’t have time to run home to get their sheets.

And, given the fact that the word, ‘torture’ is even more loaded these days than usual—in the US--I’m appalled and offended at Gibson’s use of the word.


TomCat said...

I have always enjoyed and respected Mel Gibson's work as an actor. This saddens me.

two crows said...

yes. it's sad when anyone begins a downward spiral.

first, The Passion of the Christ, then the anti-Semitic rant and hiding behind alcohol [alcohol lowers inhibitions -- it doesn't make us say things we don't mean] and now this.

I don't know it for sure, but it seems as if he may have decided he's above needing to live by the rules that govern the rest of the human race.

TomCat said...

I hope so. He is a great talent.