Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mel Gibson's Rants

Since my blog is titled EJ's Rants and Ramblings, I thought I'd sound off on the very public rants of Mel Gibson. Since every media outlet from Time Magazine to E.T. are weighing in, I didn't want to be left out.

Poor Mel, that's right I said Poor Mel, is getting chewed up in the media frenzy and I think it's unfair. First of all when people fight, especially ex-lovers, they can say mean and nasty things to one another. Usually these arguments are in private as these alleged arguments were. They were private until Oksana leaked them to the media. In the latest tape Mel accuses Oksana of being a golddigger and I think he's right. She probably did sign a paper where she gets none of his earnings so now she has to peddle these edited tapes for a paycheck.

Mel Gibson's ex-wife is coming forward to support him and still his sanity is being called into question. Who was Oksana before she met Mel? Exactly. Who better than an ex-lover to know what buttons to push to incite anger in a man, which is exactly what this golddigger is doing.

I hope that Mel gets through this latest scandal. He is a talented actor and director. Is he flawed? Yes, because he is human. We all are flawed in one way or another.


  1. Hear, hear, great post. I haven't been following the news, other than by headline, but I knew he was getting flak. And that apparently Whoopie stood up for him and got backlash. That alone is enough for me. Whoopie usually knows what's going on and has a basic love for other people. Now you weighing in decides it. Poor Mel. Thanks.

    ~that rebel, Olivia

  2. Hmmm...interesting thoughts although I'm not quite so willing to let him off the hook. Yes, we can say things we don't really mean in the heat of the moment but I don't tend to believe that someone is going to use language that is not part of his/her working vocabulary. So, when he uses racial slurs in a moment of anger I tend to think that these words are a part of his working vocabulary and that is more than a little skeevy to me.

  3. I agree with you on that point Rhonda and from what I understand, his bigotry is a result of his upbringing. He definitely needs to work on that. However, I do believe Oksana is far from innocent in this situation and she knows exactly what she is doing.