Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Mel Gibson Death Wish?

According to Hollywood Daily, a source very close to Gibson's situation said, "[Gibson] was really on the verge of suicide because he felt he was helpless to alcohol and didn't know what to do with it." He/she added, "This was a death wish." Gibson was stopped last Friday at 2:36 a.m. in Malibu going 87 mph (in a 45 mph zone) on Pacific Coast Highway with a half-full bottle of Tequila in his back seat; he was charged with a D.U.I. after his blood-alchohol level tested at 0.12 (over CA's legal limit of 0.08); and then he was handcuffed and later booked after he tried to flee. (Pictures by an InTouch mag photog showed him bleary-eyed amid a bevy of beauties at Moon Shadows, a popular Malibu restaurant, earlier that night before the arrest.) Allegedly, Gibson made derogatory statements in re Jews to deputy Mee, a veteran of 17 years who is Jewish. Mee stated, "That stuff is booze talking." Gibson's publicist averred, "[Mel Gibson] is fighting for his life [in his struggle with alcohol]." The ramifications in Hollywood which has a significant Jewish influence is unclear: his Passion of the Christ engendered few new friends but its blockbuster status insured his continued viability.  Thus far, ABC has cancelled Flory, a Gibson Holocaust-related miniseries, but it's parent company Disney still intends to issue his Apocalypto. UPDATE: For Mel Gibson's personal apology in his own words, go to http://drudgereport.com/flash3.htm.

Cf. http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/exclusive-mel-gibson-was-really-on-the-verge-of-suicide-before-his-dui-arrest-this-was-a-death-wish; http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/07/31/D8J79VN80.html; http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,19622,00.html; and FNC's Fox News Live.


jharkansas said...

Anyone who is willing to star in 4 Lethal Weapon movies must have some kind of suicidal tendancy.

jakeho said...

Or make the Passion of the Christ.

obfuscator22 said...

Mr. Gibson, by his terrible comments made in a drunken state, have done immeasurably more harm to the Jewish community than Hamas, Hezbollah or the Islamofascist Muslim world will ever do.  

Why?  Because Symbolism is King of this Culture.  Remember?  

jakeho said...

It may be a bit of payback time for Mel because of his film the Passion of the Christ. I don't believe that he is anti-Semitic. Those who argue otherwise seem to trivialize their cause.