Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop: Mel Gibson is A Douchebag


Mama Kat is simply FORCING me to do this post.  FORCING. Against my better judgment. But here goes…

1.) Choose a headline from The Today Show website and write up an opinion post based on the story you chose.

Well. There’s only one story this week: Mel Gibson. And I don’t want to write about him because my first instinct is to turn my back on him. Forever. And ever.

Mel Gibson was a good actor once. He made entertaining movies once.  He made cute jokes when he got his Oscar for Braveheart and was rakishly sexy. He was in an adaptation of Hamlet that I saw when I was a senior in high school and a guy named Tom spent the whole movie watching me then wrote me letters from his college telling me all about watching me. Tom turned out to be a douchebag but he was strictly amateur in comparison to what Mel is revealing himself to be.

Mel has gone off the rails.

Look, I can tolerate his decisions to make epic religious movies like The Passion of the Christ in arcane Biblical languages instead of more movies like Lethal Weapon.  I can also skip the movie  ( I knew how it ended). That’s fine.  What is not fine is making drunken racist and anti-Semitic remarks.  Some people say “Oh, he was drunk! He was just, you know, drunk!” I’ve been drunk  on a few occasions myself and I’ve said some stuff that had me blushing in the morning. You know why? Because it was true and I wished I hadn’t said it. Like the time I said a friend’s boyfriend wasn’t funny. Shoulda stopped drinking and kept that one to myself, yepper-oo. So, when Mel spews horrifically hateful stuff, I don’t think it’s a new idea brought on by alcohol: I think it’s been in his murky little head this whole time and the alcohol lubed the verbal flume ride that let it escape.

I am going to go out on a very short, sturdy limb here and say our pal Mel is a racist, sexist, violent sonofabitch, His girlfriend was smart to record him in case he ever laid a hand on her and she’d be smarter to never again answer that phone number.  He’s unhinged and he’s probably a danger to her – and to any other woman who’s dumb enough to think he’s just misunderstood and decides to sleep with the bad-boy movie star.

Well, that won’t be me, my happy, non-violent marriage notwithstanding. Mel is dead to me. He can make all the Lethal Weapon sequels he wants, I’m not giving him another penny of my money. That link up there at the top of this post is the last one I’ll ever click in relation to him. And I’m not watching his movies on cable because I don’t want advertisers to think I don’t notice when people behave in the way Mel has behaved. And I sure as hell don’t want anyone to think I condone it.

Adios, Mel. I hope you wall yourself off on some compound someplace where you can look at your own face in the mirror all day and not be offended by the sight of anyone who isn’t just like you. And I don’t have to be offended by the sight of your worthless, bigoted face.

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14 comments for “Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop: Mel Gibson is A Douchebag

  1. July 15, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  2. July 15, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Q: What’s the difference between the Mars Rover and Mel Gibson? A: The Mars Rover might actually work again.

  3. July 15, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I agree 100%! Mel is unemployed as of now. May he drop off the face of the planet. He is scum.

    Stopping by from Mama Kat’s!

  4. July 15, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I’m with you on the boycott. I even had a chance run-in with him, back when I was young and thin and cute; before I was Bizy Mamma. Threw out the picture recently. Ugh.

  5. KLZ
    July 15, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I still haven’t brought myself to read or listen to what he said THIS time. Because, gross, jerk.

  6. July 15, 2010 at 9:48 am

    I know – it actually makes me sad, as I’d liked some of his movies and now I’m not gonna let myself watch them again.

  7. July 15, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I want to slap him with a Claussen pickle but I don’t want to get close enough to do it. Conundrum.

  8. July 15, 2010 at 10:55 am

    You know what’s amazing? How South Park nailed Mel Gibson – have you seen that episode? They have him running around like a crazy person. And here he is, running around like a crazy person.

  9. July 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    word

  10. July 15, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    OMG I can’t even formulate a response to this post because I’m too busy laughing my ass off picturing Law Momma smacking Mel Gibson with a pickle!!!

  11. July 15, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I have tried to pay as little attention as possible so he can just DISAPPEAR! Ick.ick.ick.

  12. July 15, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    yeah, I’m totally done with Mel too. He can just disappear into has-been-land

  13. July 15, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Amen, girl!
    A morning radio show in my city played the tapes of Mel raging at his girlfriend, and they were honestly frightening.

    I’m with you on the drunk thing. What comes out of your mouth when drunk was generally put into your brain when sober.

    Oh, how I hope his girlfriend and baby will be safe, and that they will somehow get some $ for support out of him. Apparently he’d made her sign a pre-cohabitation contract where she gets zilch in the event of a breakup. Amazing that we’ve taken a step from pre-nups to pre-cohabitation contracts! What next?

  14. Ryan
    April 7, 2014 at 2:04 am

    Very well said. I will never watch another movie that he’s in. His behavior is willful and atrocious. What a piece of shit.

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