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Mel Gibson is an actor, the director and producer of The Passion of the Christ, an alcoholic anti-Semite and racist, a homophobe, an abusive boyfriend, and, along with his father, the founder of his own little bizarre sedevacantist Catholic sect.
During an interview with the Spanish newspaper El País in 1991, Gibson stated he quit the mainstream Catholic Church because it had become "too liberal." When asked about homosexuals, he responded, in a most eloquent fashion, by stating that "[homosexual individuals] take it up the ass." He then laughed, got up, bent over, pointed to his butt, and continued, "This is only for taking a shit." Prior to going more than a little off the rails as just described, he did have a sterling film career, having starring roles in the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series, and the Academy Award-winning Braveheart, with the pinnacle of his career being in 2000 when he voiced Rocky in Nick Park's animated epic, Chicken Run. (Oh how the mighty have fallen!)
As Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle said of Gibson: "When they were making Braveheart, everyone said, 'Oh it's ridiculous, Mel Gibson playing a Scottish guy, that's not gonna be very convincing.' And look at him now: an alcoholic racist."
The famous hissy fit
On 28 July 2006,
Mad Max Gibson was arrested for a DUI while speeding in his vehicle with an open container. Gibson first told the arresting officer, "My life is over. I'm fucked. Robyn's going to leave me." According to the arrest report, Gibson then added "Fucking Jews... the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."
Completely unrelated to the Gibson's Law used in the worlds of law and PR, Mel Gibson's Law states that a reference to Braveheart or the Battle of Banockburn in the midst of a discussion regarding Scottish independence becomes more and more likely as the discussion stretches on. Formally stated: "As the length of a discussion regarding Scottish independence approaches infinity, the mathematical probability that a reference to Braveheart or Banockburn is made approaches 1."
- 17 Craziest Bits From Joe Eszterhas' Heaven and Mel, The Daily Beast (A shortish treatise about Gibson's appalling behavior as those two bad boys fail to make a movie about the Maccabees.)
- Mark Dice, thinking he knows everything
- Mel Gibson Donates $1 Million to His Private Church
- Inside Mel Gibson's Church
- Mel Gibson, Circa 1992, “Refuses to Apologize to Gays”, San Francisco Bay Times. 2006 August 17.
- Boyle on the Scots
- Mel Gibson has poured another $15.2 million into his controversial private church in California's exclusive beachside suburb of Malibu.
- Whisper Only Upon Brangelina, Oh Ye Wayward Flock!, CelebEdge. 2009 February.
- Gibson's Law, sco.wikipedia.org. 2016 July.