As part of what we can only assume was an elaborate experiment to find the least necessary Harvey Weinstein take imaginable, Hollywood pariah turned certified Daddy Mel Gibson has weighed in on the culture of sexual harassment and revelation running through the entertainment industry at the moment. Gibson was asked about the Weinstein allegations during a promotional interview for Daddy’s Home 2, and thoughtfully responded to questions about this optimistic sea-change by saying, “You look like a bitch in heat.”
Wait, no, sorry. That’s (the most printable part of) comments Gibson allegedly made to his then-partner, Oksana Grigorieva, during a messy breakup in 2010. (Gibson later pleaded “no contest” to a battery charge related to the breakup.) What the Braveheart director actually said was, “Fucking Jews… the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. Are you a Jew?”
Shit! Apparently there’s something wrong with our big database of Mel Gibson quotes; that’s one he actually said in 2006, to the Los Angeles police officer arresting him for a DUI. What Gibson actually said about Weinstein and his fellow accused abusers this week was, “Things got shaken up a little bit and there is a lot of light being thrown into places where there were shadows and that is kind of healthy. It’s painful, but I think pain is a precursor to change.”
And, thankfully, with that beautiful sentiment of shrugging acceptance of the new status quo, The Resurrection Of Mel Gibson is now finally complete. Congratulations, everybody, we did it! Mel’s back, and we never have to re-examine or evaluate the shitty things he said in the past ever again.