Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mel Gibson Interview Turns Nasty

Starts @ 1:29

Mel Gibson was left fuming during a recent US TV interview when the actor was quizzed over the alleged anti-Semitic rant he made when arrested for drunk driving in 2006.

When Sam Rubin, a reporter for KTLA 5 Los Angeles, suggested to Gibson that: "Some people will welcome you back, some people will say you should never come back." Gibson became irate and demanded to know why, to which Rubin replied: "Because of what happened before. The remarks that were attributed to you."

The 54-year-old actor, director, and devout Catholic then appeared to make reference to Rubin being Jewish by asking: "I gather you have a dog in this fight? Do you have a dog in this fight? Or are you impartial?"

Gibson also seemed to suggest that his comments at the time were misrepresented saying: "I didn't necessarily make those comments."

A leaked Police report at the time of his arrest alleged that Gibson remarked "Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world" and that he had gone on to verbally abuse a female officer. The resulting outcry caused Gibson to apologize, quit drinking, and take a temporary hiatus from acting.

He is currently promoting 'Edge of Darkness,' a thriller co-staring Ray Winstone, and later on in the year will be seen in 'The Beaver,' a Jodie Foster directed film about a man with a toy beaver on his hand who treats it like a living creature. No, honestly, he really is.

What do you think? Is Gibson overreacting? And how do you feel about him being back on our cinema screens?