Mel Gibson racism incident


This video from the USA is called Mel Gibson Gets Angry with Reporter About Jewish Question.

From ABC in the USA:

REPORT: Mel Gibson‘s Racial Slur Latest Outrageous Outburst

Oscar-Winning Star Has History of Hot-Headed Tirades About Jews, Women, Gays

By LUCHINA FISHER

July 2, 2010

Mel Gibson is reportedly at it again.

Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend says he left her a vulgar voicemail message.

The Oscar-winning director and actor who caused a media storm four years ago over an alcohol-fueled anti-Semitic rant is again under fire for reportedly using a racial slur during an argument with his former girlfriend.

On Thursday, website Radaronline.com published transcript excerpts the site said came from an audiotape of Gibson telling his ex, Oksana Grigorieva, with whom he’s battling in court over custody of their infant daughter, that the way she is dressed made her look like a “pig in heat”.

“If you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault,” Gibson reportedly shouted at Grigorieva, using a deeply offensive expression for African-Americans.

Radar claims to have heard the tape, which it says Grigorieva recorded when her relationship with Gibson was unraveling. The tape reportedly also includes Gibson calling Grigorieva a whore, and other profane names offensive to women, and threatening to burn down her house.

Mel Gibson’s attorney declined to comment and his rep did not return phone calls immediately.

Grigorieva’s attorney Marci Levine told ABCNews.com that it was not her client’s “desire that the tape be released.” She declined to comment further, citing the legal proceedings as confidential.

Gibson, 54, and Grigorieva, 40, split up in April after they’d dated for more than a year. Last week, she filed for a restraining order against Gibson, claiming that he hit her at his Malibu home in January while arguing in front of their now 8-month-old daughter, Lucia. Sources close to the Russian-born singer claim that Gibson punched her in the face and broke her teeth.

But a day after Grigorieva filed for the restraining order, Gibson filed for his own restraining order. A judge upheld their recent custody agreement, which gives him overnight and unrestricted visitation rights.

“Oksana’s deceitful conduct in trying to terminate Mel’s access to his daughter continues,” Gibson’s lawyer, Stephen Kolodny, told TMZ.com Monday. “Making sensational allegations is not the way to resolve this.”

Gibson, however, appears to be his own worst enemy. Here’s a roundup of some of his past comments that have gotten him into hot water:

During his July 2006 drunken driving arrest, Gibson, a traditionalist Catholic

“traditionalist Catholic” is an euphemism. Gibson belongs to the anti-Semitic extreme Right wing of Roman Catholicism, which includes infamous Holocaust denying Bishop Williamson, whose excommuciation was only recently suspended by the new pope.

who has talked extensively about his belief in pre-Vatican II values, famously ranted, “Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.”

His anti-Semitic tirade made worldwide headlines and shocked Hollywood. Gibson later apologized for what he called “despicable behavior” and sought counseling. That October, Gibson told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer that he was “ashamed” of his remarks, calling them “the stupid ramblings of a drunkard.”

Gibson was sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to attend an alcohol recovery program. His criminal record was cleared in October 2009.

Gibson’s Reported Remark to Female Officer

After his DUI arrest, TMZ reported that Gibson told an unidentified female sergeant, “What are you looking at, sugar t**s?”

The comment was never found in the arresting officer’s report. When Sawyer read Gibson the quote during the 2006 interview, he remained silent.

But in a 2009 appearance on the “Jimmy Kimmel Show” in which Kimmel told Gibson, “In my opinion the word sugar t**s is the greatest new word in the decade,” the actor said the term had been falsely attributed. Gibson added that he wished he had coined the phrase because it is funny.

Gibson’s Ex-Wife Going to Hell

Though Gibson was married to ex-wife Robyn for 28 years with whom he had seven children before their breakup amid rumors of an affair with Grigorieva, he told Australia’s Herald Sun in 2004 that Robyn was probably going to hell because she was not a traditionalist Catholic like him.

“There is no salvation for those outside the church,” Gibson said. “I believe it. … Put it this way: My wife is a saint. She’s a much better person than I am. Honestly. She’s, like, Episcopalian, Church of England. She prays, she believes in God, she knows Jesus, she believes in that stuff. And it’s just not fair if she doesn’t make it. She’s better than I am. But that is a pronouncement from the chair. I go with it.”

Gibson: Women ‘Not Equal’ Comment

In a 1995 Playbody interview, Gibson said he was against women priests because “men and women are just different. They’re not equal.”

“I have tremendous respect for women. I love them,” he said. Women in my family are the center of things.”

But he also called a female business partner that didn’t work out a c**t and said he and feminists had a mutual dislike for each other.

“Feminists don’t like me, and I don’t like them,” he told Playbody. “I don’t get their point. I don’t know why feminists have it out for me, but that’s their problem, not mine.”

Gibson’s Anti-Gay Comments

During a 1991 interview with the Spanish newspaper El País, Gibson was asked what he thought of gay people. “They take it up the a**,” he responded.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, accused the star of homophobia, but Gibson later defended his comments on “Good Morning America.” “If someone wants my opinion, I’ll give it. What, am I supposed to lie to them?” he said.

In his 1995 Playbody interview, he said he would not apologize to GLAAD, but he did join the organization in hosting 10 lesbian and gay filmmakers on the set of “Conspiracy Theory,” a 1997 film. And in 1999, when asked about the original comment, he told an interviewer he shouldn’t have said it but was “tickling a bit of vodka during that interview, and the quote came back to bite me on the a**.”

Not mentioned in this article, but in my view even more objectionable than the remarks mentioned here, some of which may to a certain extent be “excused” by alcoholism, are the anti-Semitism in Gibson’s film The Passion of the Christ, and the anti-Native American bias in his film Apocalypto.

Mel Gibson won’t be reprising his role in Netflix’s highly anticipated “Chicken Run” sequel, sources with knowledge of the production told TheWrap. The decision comes after Winona Ryder accused the 64-year-old “Braveheart” star Sunday of leveling anti-Semitic remarks at her during a 1995 Hollywood soiree — and subsequent calls for his cancellation on social media. Ryder claims that when the topic of Jewish faith came up in conversation, the “Mad Max” actor said, “You’re not an oven dodger, are you?” — apparently meaning a Jewish prisoner nearly incinerated in a Nazi death campL here.

Mel Gibson‘s Rant Gets Remixed: Star’s Racist Screed Turns Techno: here.

Mel Gibson Mockeries: The Top 5 Jokes: here.

Mel Gibson: ‘I Want Jew Blood On My Hands’, Oksana Claims: here.

Mel Gibson Is Making Passion Of The Christ 2. Here’s Why You Should Be Worried. Read more here.

Absolutely every anti-Semitic thing Mel Gibson has ever said.

Seth Rogen: surprise in Mel Gibson’s ‘oven dodger’ comment is that he acknowledges Holocaust.

Bryan Fischer, the director of issue analysis for government and public policy at the American Family Association (AFA), has expanded his astounding bigotry to include not just Muslims and LGBT people, but Native Americans as well: here.

Catholic League’s William Donohue’s Rage Against the Jews: here.

Mel Gibson divorce


This 15 July 2010video from the USA says about itself:

Mel Gibson’s Rants Continue

The latest Mel Gibson tape has a demand for sex coupled with another violent threat. Ben Tracy reports.

Another video, no longer on the Internet, used to say about itself:

Mel Gibson’s father claimed the 6 million Jews exterminated in Europe actually fled to Sydney and New York. No wonder his son spews such obscenities…

From Associated Press:

April 13, 12:37 PM EDT

Mel Gibson‘s wife files for divorce in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show Mel Gibson‘s wife has filed for divorce after 28 years of marriage.

Robyn Gibson filed the petition in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences.

The petition doesn’t give any details about the split. Robyn Gibson is seeking jewelry and some other property, and has suggested joint custody for their 9-year-old son. …

The divorce was first reported by celebrity gossip site TMZ.

It would be better news if Mr Gibson would “divorce” from religious and political ultra Right ideas, from anti Jewish and anti Native American prejudices, etc.

The anti-woman, anti-Semitic Islamophobes of the USA


This is a video from John McDonnell, British Left Labour MP – Against Islamophobia.

By Barbara Ehrenreich, in her blog at the Huffington Post in the USA:

Happy Fascism Awareness Week!

Posted October 22, 2007

I’ve never been able to explain Halloween to the kids, with its odd thematic confluence of pumpkins, candy, and death. But Halloween is a piece of pumpkin cake compared to Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, which commences today. In this special week, organized by conservative pundit David Horowitz, we have a veritable witches’ brew of Cheney-style anti-jihadism mixed in with old-fashioned rightwing anti-feminism and a sour dash of anti-Semitism.

A major purpose of this week is to wake up academic women to the threat posed by militant jihadism. According to the Week’s website, feminists, and particularly the women’s studies professors among them, have developed a masochistic fondness for Islamic fundamentalist. Hence, as anti-Islamo-Fascist speakers fan out to the nation’s campuses this week, students are urged to stage “sit-ins in Women’s Studies Departments and campus Women’s Centers to protest their silence about the oppression of women in Islam.”

Leaving aside the obvious quibbles about feminist pro-jihadism and the term “Islamo-Fascism,” which seems largely designed to give jihadism a nice familiar World War II ring, the klaxons didn’t go off for me until I skimmed down the list of Islamo-Fascist Awareness Week speakers and found, incredibly enough, Ann Coulter, whom I last caught on TV pining for the repeal of women’s suffrage. “If we took away women’s right to vote,” she said wistfully, “We’d never have to worry about another Democrat president. It’s kind of a pipe dream; it’s a personal fantasy of mine.”

Coulter is not the only speaker on the list who may have a credibility problem when it comes to opposing oppression of women in Islam or anywhere else. Another participant in the week’s events is former senator Rick Santorum, whose book It Takes a Family blamed “radical feminism” for pushing women into the workforce and thus destroying the American family. A 2005 column on that book in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, began with: “Women of America, I hope you look good in a burqa. If Senator Rick Santorum, R-PA, has his way, we will all be wearing the burqas discarded by our recently liberated sisters in Afghanistan…” (This was before the Taliban re-emerged.)

Not quite in the burqa-promoting league, but close, is another official speaker for the week, Christina Hoff Sommers, who has made her name attacking feminism for exaggerating the problem of domestic violence and eliminating opportunities for boys. These are the people who are going to save us from purdah?

Another disagreeable feature of jihadism — anti-Semitism — is also represented on the list of speakers for Islamo-Fascist Awareness Week, again by the multi-faceted Coulter. Just last week on CNBC, she referred to America as a “Christian nation.” Asked where this left the Jews (not to mention the Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Wiccans and atheists), she said they could be “perfected” by converting to Christianity.

You might imagine that this view of Jews as “imperfect” would bother Horowitz, who is famously alert to any hint of anti-Semitism on the left. But no, he defends Coulter, writing that “If you don’t accompany this belief by burning Jews who refuse to become perfected at the stake why would any Jew have a problem?” Sure, David, and if that’s the threshold for intolerance, Osama bin Laden could probably win an award for humanitarianism.

Maybe none of this should be surprising. When Mel Gibson, who is not known to be a member of the Hollywood left, unleashed a drunken anti-Semitic tirade on his arresting officers, Horowitz also rose to his defense, arguing that ensuing outrage reflected a “hatred” — not of anti-Semites — but of Christians.

As for the anti-feminism of Islamo-Fascist Awareness Week: This fits in neatly with the thesis of Susan Faludi’s brilliant new book, The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America. She shows that, in the wake of an attack by the ultra-misogynist Al Qaeda, Americans perversely engaged in an anti-feminist campaign of their own, calling for an immediate restoration of traditional gender roles. Coulter was part of that backlash, opining in 2002 that “feminists hate guns because guns remind them of men.” …

Yes, feminists tend to hate war and sometimes even guns, and this may be why Horowitz and company hate us. They should know, though, that we especially hate a war that seems calculated to inflame Islamic fundamentalism world wide. If many Muslim women around the world willingly don head scarves today, it’s in part because our war in Iraq has, tragically, pushed them to value religious solidarity above their feminist instincts.

Or maybe I’m missing the point of Islamo-Fascist Awareness Week. Maybe it’s really an effort to show that our own American anti-feminists (and anti-Semites) are just as nasty as the ones on the other side. If so, good job, guys! No need to continue with the trick-or-treating, you’ve already made your point.

See also here.

“Join Jewish Voice for Peace in our condemnation of this campaign of racism and bigotry!” Here.

Hitchens’ Weak Defense of [the term] “Islamo-Fascism”: here.

Krugman: No such thing as ‘Islamofascism’: here.

Bush Admin Prosecution of Largest Muslim Charity in U.S. Ends in Mistrial: here.

The head of Malaysia’s main Islamic opposition party has won damages from a British newspaper after it mistakenly described him as an Al-Qaeda leader and a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay: here.

Bush and ‘Islamofascism’: here.

Nah, Curt Schilling, comparing Muslims to Nazis is not a good idea.

The over-representation of the religious right in the US media: here.

Mel Gibson insults Mayan studies professor


Mel Gibson, cartoonFrom TMZ.com in the USA:

Mel Goes Ballistic — “Lady, F**k Off!”

Posted Mar 23rd 2007 10:40AM by TMZ Staff

TMZ has learned Mel Gibson exploded in anger last night on a college campus after an expert on Mayan culture accussed him of racially stereotyping the Mayans in the movie “Apocalypto.”

It happened last night at Cal State University at Northridge in the San Fernando Valley.

Gibson was speaking to a film class about his movies, and several members of the Mayan community came to hear the famous director.

After Gibson’s presentation, the crowd was allowed to ask questions.

Alicia Estrada, an Assistant Professor of Central American Studies at CSUN, challenged Gibson, asking him if he had read about the Mayan culture before shooting the controversial film.

Gibson said he had.

Estrada persisted, stating that representations in the movie that the Mayans engaged in [human] sacrificial ceremonies and had bloodthirsty tendencies were both wrong and racist.

Estrada and others tell TMZ that Gibson exploded in anger, responding, “Lady, F**k off.”

We’re told Gibson also became extremely angry when members of the Mayan community protested on how they were portrayed in the film.

The emotional Mayan members were escorted out of the room, and we’re told Gibson screamed a parting shot — “Make your own movie!”

USA: cop who exposed Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitism harrassed by his bosses


Mel Gibson and anti-Semitism, cartoon

From KeralaNext in India:

Deputy in Gibson case claims harassment

LOS ANGELES – The sheriff’s deputy who arrested Mel Gibson for drunken driving six months ago says his superiors have harassed him ever since a report detailing the star’s anti-Semitic tirade was leaked to a celebrity news Web site.

Deputy James Mee was transferred to another assignment, interrogated for several hours, and investigators seized a computer and phone records during a search of his home, his attorney told the Los Angeles Times for its Thursday editions.

“His life and career would be a lot different had he not made that arrest,” attorney Richard Shinee said.

Guatemala: Mayans angry about Mel Gibson film


This video from the USA is called Mel Gibson Gets Angry with Reporter About Jewish Question.

The BBC reports:

Gibson film angers Mayan groups

Mel Gibson‘s film about the Mayan civilisation has come under fire from indigenous members of the culture.

Activists in Guatemala – once home to a large part of the central American Mayan empire – said Apocalypto was unrealistic.

“The director is saying the Mayans are savages,” said Lucio Yaxon, a human rights activist.

But consultant archaeologist for the film, Richard Hansen, said Gibson was “trying to make a social statement”.

‘Racist notion’

He said the director, who also co-wrote the film, took pains to ensure the film was historically accurate and authentic.

Gibson’s representatives were not immediately available for comment.

Only the film’s trailer has been seen in Guatemala, but some Mayan leaders say scenes of Mayans with bone piercings sacrificing humans promote stereotypes about their culture.

“Gibson replays… an offensive and racist notion that Maya people were brutal to one another long before the arrival of Europeans and thus they deserved, in fact, needed, rescue,” said Ignacio Ochoa, director of the Nahual Foundation that promotes Mayan culture. …

The Mayan civilisation went into decline after the 8th century.

More than half of Guatemala’s population is descended from the original Maya and most live in poverty with little access to education and social service.

Over 200,000 people, mostly Mayan, were killed during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war that ended a decade ago.

See also here.

And here.

Mel Gibson, on the far Right fringe of the Roman Catholic church, was attacked for being anti-Semitic before.

Racism, anti-Semitism, in French football: here.

Mayans condemn 2012 as more lies from Hollywood: here.

Mel Gibson, Mark Foley, and George W Bush


Bush and Iraq war, cartoon

USA: California police officer to Mel Gibson: You are an anti-Semite.

Gibson: No, I’m an alcoholic!

Florida police officer to Republican now ex Congressman Mark Foley: You are a pedophile.

Foley: No, I’m an alcoholic!

President Chavez of Venezuela to George W Bush: You are an alcoholic!

Bush: No, I’m a war criminal!

Mark Fiore animation on Republican party scandals: here.

Anti-Semitism in US Republican party: here.

Mel Gibson’s links to Australian Holocaust deniers


Anti Mel Gibson cartoon

From History News Network:

Gibson linked to Holocaust deniers

Source: scotsman.com (8-7-06)

ACTOR Mel Gibson was once involved in providing support for a friend who was member of a far-right group in Australia known for its antisemitic views, according to newspaper reports.

The actor, who last week allegedly harangued police with an antisemitic outburst after being arrested on suspicion of drunk driving [in] California, was said to have campaigned for Robin Taylor, a member of the Australian League of Rights, who stood unsuccessfully for a local government seat in northern Victoria in 1987.

A former director of the group, which denies that the Holocaust occurred, claimed in the Melbourne-based Sunday Herald Sun that Gibson and his father, Hutton, were interested in the extremist group’s ideas.

Charles Pinwall said: “They were never members of the league, no.

But we never really recruited members, just support. [Gibson and his father] were interested in some of our ideas.

USA: Bill O’Reilly and anti-Semitism: here.