I think Mel made a mistake...was it a nice thing that he said? no, but he said it...under the influence...unfortunately, since Passion of the Christ, there was this one producer out to get him...
Apparently this producer went the length, to the police that arrested him, to the media & wouldn't let it go until he ruined Mel. Now, the media is feeding off of Mel's mistake.
While in that bar, what were they discussing? The current war...? Thatís enough to raise anyoneís hair on their arms. Does the current war make any of us angry, without the influence of alcohol? It surely does me. Is that what triggered Melís anger? No one knows but Mel...
Unfortunately, our young men are presently fighting a war in the Middle East to free those people/women, to liberate them, to give them "freedom of speech". That is what they're loosing their lives for. Our men, our young boys, our sons...and we're going to stand by this ridiculous event over here and ruin a man's life for speaking his mind, in anger, under the influence?
What message does that send to our boys fighting to establish "freedom of speech" in another country?
Hollywood unfortunately is as political & corrupt as any other powerful organization in the U.S. and they black ball people, because of conflicts of interest, religions, political natures, sex and drugs...
I believe political correctness has gone way to far...and takes away "freedom of speech", "freedome of thinking" dictating to people what they are allowed & not allowed to say, what we are allowed to believe. I mean, this is the silly poop that starts wars and kills people? Sheesh?
Who here, has never said anything off color, or something that offended another, race, religion, political figure or belief, ethics...morality, etc?
I know my feelings have been hurt by words and I have hurt others by my words, as well...but to the point that I'm going to attack back and hurt someone to this degree?
I think not...is it really worth it? To ruin a man completely. I think those that are doing this are worse then the comments Mel made. But that's just me?
Will this ruin him, his marriage, and his life? Maybe, maybe not?
Has any one really thought of the horrific damage they are doing to this man? Has anyone spoke up lately and commented on how absolutely ridiculous this stuff is, how shallow, small and kindergarten...? Yet we stand back while Hollywood literally sets out to ruin this man and continue to set our standards?
I for one am backing Mel, and I hope and pray with everything I have that this man is able to deal with his problems and his wife is able to overlook the crudeness of the American Media, & Public and stands by his side.
I will continue to want more of his movies...and admire him for going against the shallow minds of Holly wood and go out on his own, risking his own money to make movies...b/c Hollywood won't do it.
I cannot believe the lengths that people will go in this country to get a story on Hollywood movie stars????
And the gossip people seem to thrive on. Mel Gibson is a human being...who made a mistake and has a (personal) problem. Letís let the guy alone for God sakes...is my comment. Let's if we can, help him heal? Who cares what he does in his privet life? It is nobody's business. Itís none of our business...and would do us good and this country good if we'd just let sleeping dogs lie.
Just my thoughts....
Thanks so much for the opportunity to vent and rant and rave and I apologize...I just think this is another perfect example of the mentality of this country and where it's taking us.
[This message has been edited by LeeJ (08-08-2006 10:02 AM).]