Mel Gibson Calls TV Reporter a Bad Word

Remember when Mel Gibson was the man? Throwing his shoulder back into its socket in Lethal Weapon, shooting lightning bolts out of his butt in Braveheart, drawing aces in the underrated Maverick. Those were the good old days.

And they seem so long ago. Since then, Gibson has dealt with alcoholism, anti-Semitic remarks, and fallout from belittling a female police officer. He's doing press tours to promote his latest film, Edge of Darkness, and in one interview with a reporter... well, just watch. (Warning: Adult language)

I'm really hoping that Mel Gibson keeps this up. Seriously, his antics are so darned entertaining.

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Aw, how mean. Maybe Mr. Gibson should find that reporter some bid flowers and they should both apologize to each other.
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Agreed with most of the people here; Gibson may be a douche, but that reporter was just egging him on, and I don't blame him. Hell, if I was fifty years old and wearing one of those wrist pulse oximeters, I'd be pissed too.
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Mel is a grade-A douchebag, but that reporter was being a condescending a-hole and had that coming.
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I am so tired of these intreviewers bringing it up. Whatever happened to forgive, of course Mel is going to get upset. He has apologized repeatedly and it is like beating a dead horse. He has paid the price but Sam Ruben and everyone else "Let it go......"
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My guess is that Mel, among other things, probably likes jews as much as any group. He made a mistake in a drunken rage and said some inflammatory things that he probably didn't mean - just to say something mean and to puff up his pride. Freudian slip? Naw. He just wanted to vent and say something mean. So, what do we do when that kind of thing happens in our lives on a personal level? We forgive others. Yeah, its an out-dated and perhaps sappy idea to some, but Mel in so doing by the Jews, Mel would have learned a Jewish lesson of kindness and forgiveness as well as the proper way to treat others. How we react is just as important as the bad behavior itself. Dredging up past sins is itself a sin, isn't it? Especially if he has done his best to change for the better. Interviewers typically say stuff like this to elicit a response designed to turn atttention to that broadcasting from the usual garbage the media dumps out. I suggest the movie and bok, "the peaceful warrior".
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He was a definite hole surrounded by rectal tissue, no doubt. He had brought up somithing that Mel had repented of and brought it up for the expressed purpose that he cover up his own inadequicies as an interviewer, specifically that he needs to ask pertainant questions as to the here and now. We will certainly know if the 'audience' cares about Mr. Gibson's past foolishness its reaction to Gibson's new work.



Was it good to call the guy a specific biological opening? Good for Mel, right? I personally don't care. People are such pu ssies nowadays. Pu ssy would have been a better descripton of the interviewer's persona than rectal tissue. Why do people have to be so sensitive? Where have the real men gone who can take a jab with out breaking out in tears - oh my, oh my he calld me a name how terrible. Lets get a lot of other people mad at him in retribution. BAD interview and subsequent journalism.

Go Mel. Don't let the sensitive puss get you down, not that he is even close to being able to do that.
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Mel Gibson is the a-hole. He drives drunk, and insults the officer who is risking his life protecting ours. This guy thinks he is above all the rules. Builds a church on his property because he is such a devote Christian, then divorces his wife to be with a younger woman. Then he thinks people should just forget about his major charecter flaws just because he is a good actor. Give me a break. Bad people should not be given a free pass just because they are good at something trivial like acting or playing a sport. I love movies and sporting events, but I love haveing my rights protected more.
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That reporter was being an a-hole. People should just get over what Mel has done in the past. This is the present.
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Mel Gibson was right, the reporter was being an a-hole.
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Mel Gibson makes it hard for me to watch anything with him in it. And I know it's been years since the whole anti-semetic, alcohlism episode went down, and yes people, aka I, need to let it go, and he was only on to promote his movie instead of bringing back up old things, but like stargazingfire said, he is just going to have to get use to interviews going in that direction, until people feel he has actually changed for the better.
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Reporter is a dweeb fishing to piss Mel off. There should be boycott of tis reporter but for some reason buttheads name is not posted.
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Camon ... the reporter was an a$$....i bet he would like to know, that people may perceive him differently, now that he is a fat bald _bastard, blind as a bat.
And staying on point with the film would be a bit more professional. And just to be clear "Mel Gibson Calls TV Reporter a Bad Word by Tim Surette", Timmy, welcome to the real world. A "bad word" you say.. i believe you sir must live in a LITTLE GLASS HOUSE, WHERE EVERYONE IS VERY POLITE AND THERE IS NO "BAD BAD WORDS" LIKE A$$HOLE IN SIGHT, just grow up man.
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I agree with Mel, that reporter was a totall A**hole, and he had it coming.
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I don't get why celebrities have to be role models. I don't care if the guy flipping burgers at McDonalds is a beautiful person. I care if he doesn't wash his hands, or if he's painfully slow, or if he mixes up my order.

I care about Gibson's movies. I hate his pompous bigotry in Passion of the Christ, and I find some movies he's done as an actor and director boring, but overall he's a strong screen persona and a good actor. And sure, I don't 'reward' or 'encourage' DUI or insulting people, but I don't condemn Gibson more than anybody else who does those things, and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be asking about them years after the fact to pretty much anybody in casual conversation.
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How little class he has? Come on! The reporter has no class. Gibson's on to promote a movie, not to have some reporter bring up things that Mel is clearly trying to forget. Yes, Mel made mistakes but give the man a break--just like you'd want to give any recovering alcoholic a break, and not constantly throw that s---- in their face.
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go on Mel..... dont care about a**h**s
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I don't believe it is about holding a grudge, I think it is the principal of the questions asked. People have moved on, and the outpouring of respect for Mel making another film has been outstanding. I for one am glad to see Mel on the big screen again.
However it is the trash diggers that will continuously bring up the same points again. OK he said some really bad things fueled by both his film "Passion" and alcohol. Bad mix.
That is history, then comes these reporters, using the guise of Gibson's new film, to dig up the past.
Shame on them. It is their rhetoric of the past causing the rift with the public now.
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Yes I agree that the reporter's questions were innapropriate. On the other hand, Mel Gibson claims to be a changed man and instead he shows us how little class he has..even if that means keeping your comment to yourself (even though baldie is an a-hole) Way to go Mel, I think as highly of you as when you downed a 26er and got in your car.
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if you decide to be a movie star and you're a bigot or a sexist (and you share your stupidity with the rest of the world), you better be prepared to talk about it for a while afterwards...it's not about holding a grudge...it's about not rewarding that kind of thinking and behavior by giving people an easy pass on it
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It's a real bummer when reporters take a cheap shot at celebrities while they've got them for a few minutes regarding their latest artist debut. People make mistakes, and it WAS a long time ago. I'm surprised Mel didn't say anything worse. I would have. And from that line of questioning, the interviewer does not deserve to be called anything other than a "dude". I'd call him a prick
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I actually found that funny AND warranted. There's nothing more shady and sad than a small time reporter thinking he's making "hard questions" by asking celebrities about their personal problems. Sipping Starbucks, giving him the thumbs up and saying that should probably become the standard reaction.
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Way to go Mel! I don't blame him one bit. I mean seriously? Does it seem like Mel's audience cares and is holding a grudge against him for what mistakes he's done in the past?? Why the hell not bring up the whole thing about Passion of the Christ? Cause there's no purpose in doing that. It's done and over with, move on like Mel said.
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omg why do ppl think that mel is to blame, its the reporter, mel did good.
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Mel Gibson has been caught out again, swearing at a TV reporter when he thought his interview had gone off-air. Dean Richards from Chicago-based network WGN TV to promote his new film Edge of Darkness when it took a turn for the worse. http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/ultimate-max-burn-reviews-1805607.html
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I cannot believe this is even a topic for discussion. The guy was a total jerk based upon what we see in the video. Didn't really talk about the film that Mel is promoting, but was way out of line pushing Mel for what? Another apology for things he's already paid for? Get over it...jeez I bet all of us would have muttered under our breaths as well once the interview was over. Go Mel
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Good on Mel!
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at first i thought the mel was out of line, but lets face it thats not what he wanted to talk about. He has been dealing with that mistake for years now, and hes trying to get back into acting. A simple interview, keyword being simple about his newest movie shouldnt involve those kinds of questions. I would have been mad too.
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Gibson's body language throughout the interview, and his constant referring to the reporter as "dude", clearly shows boredom and disrespect, while making such a big scene out of drinking his coffee showed his discomfort. The reporter may have been dredging up old wounds, but, nothing he said deserved the discourtesies Gibson showed; as a matter of fact, the reporter was quite meek during the interview. Given this video, it is clear that, despite any "mea culpas" Gibson may have made, he is unapologetic for anything, and he needs to face himself and his actions, not put them "behind [him]". Yes, he is "the same person as he ever was", and he is, also, the very model of a psychiatric patient. As for his movies, he is a two-dimensional actor, and I stopped seeing anything of his, long ago; this video makes me realize, I haven't missed a thing.
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way to open old wounds. mel's right. reporter's an a-hole.
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I don't that the reporter is the only one with the vendetta. He and Tim seem to be kindred spirits.
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baldie was a duche. mel was right. the end
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I liked Mel in the Lethal Weapon movies but never thought much of him as a person.
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Mel is right. Time to move on. Obviously, Mr Surette has a vendetta.
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The reporter did act like an a-hole but Mel is used to making a whole a** out of himself especially when drunk. Mel was right though; I probably would have muttered something under my breath at the end of that interview too.
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I agree with Mel . That guy was an a**hole.
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Heh, pretty funny
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I never did think he was watchable. I was right...
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"not helping" and "bad word" = lulz
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Guess he didn't realize he was still on air. wow.
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This was great I agree.
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