So, Hollywood is quietly (read = off the record) up in arms because a drunken Mel Gibson made an ass and anti-semite of himself the other night in Malibu. I haven't liked Mel Gibson since I learned he is a raving religious lunatic. Some things we simply shouldn't know about our celebrities (hello Tom Cruise!) as it distracts from their ability to allow the audience to surrrender disbelief for the 1 1/2 hours it takes to sit through one of their movies. Gibson's glibness never set well with me and I kind of smiled when I heard all the juicy details of his arrest. As far as I'm concerned he should have been put out to pasture a looooong time ago. But, at the end of the day it is about the almighty dollar. Just maybe he has offended enough people with his anti-semetic rant that his box office appeal with lead him out of this little biz.
One can only pray.
Now if we can just apply these standards of outrage to the way we allow people to speak about gay people and fat people we will be getting somewhere as a society.
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