Mel Gibson makes the Frigid 50

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  1. windovervocalcords

    windovervocalcords Former Member

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two decades after being chosen as People magazine's sexiest man alive, Mel Gibson now tops a very different kind of list - Film Threat's annual "Frigid 50: The Coldest People in Hollywood."
    The independent film website on Friday named Gibson No. 1 among the "least-powerful, least-inspiring, least-intriguing people in all of Tinseltown," following the anti-Semitic remarks he made during his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving

    http://www.canada.com/topics/entertainment/story.html?id=61376f35-7cbb-491d-81f9-f7d8b20b5463&k=67216
     
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  3. BhamMama

    BhamMama Former Member

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    Ya know, I wish they'd let it go. It really doesn't do anyone any good to keep rubbing it his face or ours.

    He's not the first idiot on the planet, nor will he be the last. I know lots of racist and anti-semitic fools, I ignore them too. To keep harping on it gives it more weight than it deserves, it's not like he's ever professed to be a scholar or an idol for others to look up to. They are acting like he's something special or something.

    We (as in the world we) have our priorities all screwed if THIS is news worthy for longer than 2 secs.
     
  4. Sally

    Sally Former Member

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    He's still HOT in my book.
     
  5. Pepper

    Pepper Former Member

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    Mel needs to visit the Museum of Tolerance in LA. That might change his tune.

    I was there a couple of weeks ago, and believe me it is a very eye-opening experience.
     
  6. Nova

    Nova New Member

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    In an ideal world, I would agree with you. But Gibson has gotten a free ride with his nonsense for many years now. He's mega rich and not in danger of going hungry; if he is made an example for awhile, so be it.
     
  7. BeeBee

    BeeBee Retired WS Staff

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    I think it's sad. Once a powerful, great, (good looking) man now reduced to "Frigid 50." I always thought he was great. One of my favorites. And, in my heart I just can't say mean things about him or against him. He did wrong and spoke wrong but I think I'll always feel the same toward him. I just can't seem to help myself.
     
  8. windovervocalcords

    windovervocalcords Former Member

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    Mel Gibson had the great good fortune to get caught driving under the influence. He got caught before he could kill himself or anyone else.

    Alcoholism is a disease of denial. When you get busted for a DUI and you are a Hollywood star its hard to deny your problem.

    Anti-semitism is a problem of ignorance. Ignorance means that we are ignoring something. We literally do not see our problem. Mel Gibson was recorded saying anti-semitic remarks while intoxicated. He has the great good fortune for all the world to have heard his remarks. It will be difficult for him to stay in ignorance.

    He is quite lucky.

    I do not feel sad for him at all.

    He has the opportunity to wake up. Since he fashions himself a leader of religious movie making it is all the more fortunate for him that he was caught and will be getting reminders like this "award".

    I have never found anti-semitism, homophobia and misogynism particularly attractive whatever his "physical attribute" myself. He has a long history of foot in his mouth disease.

    I hope he gets cured one day.
     
  9. Peter Hamilton

    Peter Hamilton New Member

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    Windovervocalcords and Nova: quite agree--I still see him as an absolute disgrace, poisoned in part by his father---He definitely does need to visit that Museum Of Tolerance....but it still won't help his public image much---What he said will haunt his career forever
     
  10. michelle

    michelle Joy comes in the Morning

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    I have always liked mel but I am disgusted by the horrible things he has said and you are right, he was poisoned in part by his father. Not to mention the drinking and driving that could have took out an innocent family or person.
     
  11. Peter Hamilton

    Peter Hamilton New Member

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    Michelle, yes I've always liked him too--He's made a lot of good movies and his 1984 film The Bounty is one of my all-time favorites---just still can't figure out why he couldn't keep his mouth shut
     
  12. Ntegrity

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    He's apologized repeatedly for his drunken behavior. He's getting help for his alcoholism.

    And the crowd shouted: Crucify him!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. windovervocalcords

    windovervocalcords Former Member

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    That is ridiculous. Mel is hardly Jesus.

    Have many times have you watched Passion of the Christ? The blood and gore has gone to your head.
     
  14. csds703

    csds703 Former Member

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    GIMME A BREAK!!!
    The man's an antisemitic drunken fool, who acted as if he is more pious than the rest of us mere mortals. He knows how to talk the talk. Now let's see if he can walk the walk.
     
  15. Ntegrity

    Ntegrity Former Member

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    You don't say?? :waitasec:
    I'm glad you acknowledge he's a mere mortal -- just like the rest of us. :angel:
     
  16. Sally

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    I believe the analogy Ntegrity makes is between the "crowd" and not the "crucified" and she's spot on. IMO
     
  17. windovervocalcords

    windovervocalcords Former Member

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    Nonsense.

    He is a celebrity. He is not being unduly picked on. He is experiencing the natural consequences of his actions.

    That, is his great fortune. He is lucky he did not kill himself or someone else.

    Drunk driving is dangerous. Anti-semitism is stupid and hateful.

    May all this publicity and fall from grace wake him up.
     
  18. Sally

    Sally Former Member

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    I'm curious to know what you would consider to be actions showing that he has woke up. I don't know Mr. Gibson personally and the only information I have about him comes from the media so, to my knowledge, he has apologized and sought treatment. What more would you like him to do?
     
  19. windovervocalcords

    windovervocalcords Former Member

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    You do not know Mel Gibson personally but you obviously have a favorable bias toward him to consider him Christlike enough that a crucifixion analogy over the publicity and negative consequence of his actions works for you.

    This story will play itself out however long it takes. Hopefully, long enough that Gibson will make meaningful changes.

    He has said many hateful things over the years. We will see what the future brings.

    What he says and does over time is more important.
     
  20. Sally

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    No, I do not consider him "Christlike." Oh nevermind :banghead:
     
  21. windovervocalcords

    windovervocalcords Former Member

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    Has anyone visited the Museum of Intolerance?

    I am interested in hearing about your experiences.
     

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