Dear Mel: Get Help
Nearly everyone has an opinion on latest rant
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2010 10:27 AM CDT
In this Feb. 4, 2010 file photo, Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva arrive at the "Edge Of Darkness" Premiere in Paris.   (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, file)

(Newser) – Mel Gibson’s latest crazy rant comes as no surprise to those who have followed his offscreen woes, but this time the legendarily short-fused actor has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he needs help. “The actor who was so gifted at playing bitter, violent men on screen is apparently drawing all too easily on a store of bitterness and anger from deep inside his own psyche,” writes Patrick Goldstein for the Los Angeles Times.

The fallout continues: Jesse Jackson tells TMZ Gibson has a “fundamental character flaw" (ya think?), while Al Sharpton’s National Action Network wonders whether the actor is “an outright bigot.” Gloria Allred theorizes that he has “a woman hating temperament,” and an NAACP rep tells Radar, “No amount of words will change his image as an out of date and out of control racist.”

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Emily
Jul 5, 2010 9:02 PM CDT
Mel has in the past has done some great movies, but nothing lately. Mel is a washed up has been, that has gotten to big with the ego. That last rant is called verbal abuse, and Mel should be charged. His true colors are coming out in the open, I, myself will not spend an other dime with anything he puts out.
lauriec
Jul 5, 2010 9:38 AM CDT
well, shawn, doing it alot, by alot of people, doesnt make it right! right? if you have that much $, and have succeeded beyond most people's dreams, should'nt you also educate yourself, about how to think, and how to speak, and how to respect the life God has given you, and find your gratitude and humility, instead of thinking its ok to speak abominably to a person with whom you have been intimate, and thought enough of to bring a life into the world together? who thinks (with a fully functioning brain) that racial slurs & insults are where "to go" right off the bat. If she's that bad of a person why didnt he notice that before she became the mother of his child? surely he's not THAT STUPID, is he? that was rhetorical...of course he's that stupid.....stupid and rich...what a life huh?
Shawn_The_Bohn
Jul 3, 2010 1:08 AM CDT
People say shit all the time, and some people say lots of shit, thats life. You should probably note that he was ranting, and I can tell you that people have said vastly more fucked up shit in real life and movie rants. And because A) it wasn't recorded, or B) it was just a movie, you don't get upset. But its still out there happening every day all day.