BOYCOTT Mel Gibson’s New Film – Here’s Why!

Forwarded Message from a Friend, edited by me with links and quotes. Please share if you agree and support this boycott/awareness campaign.

BOYCOTT!

Why is this post necessary?

To promote TOLERANCE and STOP the HATE.

Mel Gibson has a new movie coming out named The Edge Of Darkness.

I am asking you to not only BOYCOTT the movie but to forward this post

to every group affected by bigotry and hate, and every support group that you know.

SEE QUOTES AT END OF EACH SECTION.

_________________________ 

In recent years, Gibson has become better known for his public tirades — which have included racist, misogynistic, and anti-immigrant slurs. 

(Detailed account of his “long, hateful history” available here).

However, there is little RECENT discourse, to utter silence, from women’s groups, the Anti-Defamation League, even the White House!

President Obama had a few succinct words to say about Tiger Woods, why not about a national celebrity who’s insulted African Americans, Latinos, Jews and WOMEN? (not an Obama rant, just a serious question)

PLEASE NOTE:  His hateful public remarks are NOT representative of the Christian community, but he actively encourages such beliefs.  He has also purportedly stated that he “called Pope John Paul II “the anti-Christ” and “the devil”. Source.

_________________________ 

LGBT DISCRIMINATION:

Before Mel Gibson made headlines for spewing anti-Semitic, racist, misogynistic, and anti-immigrant slurs at his ex-girlfriend, he was known for his highly publicized homophobic rants.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) accused Gibson of homophobia after a December 1991 interview in the Spanish newspaper El País in which he made derogatory comments about homosexuals.   Gibson later defended his comments and rejected calls to apologize. However, Gibson joined GLAAD in hosting 10 lesbian and gay filmmakers for an on-location seminar on the set of the movie Conspiracy Theory in January 1997. In 1999 when asked about the comments to El País, Gibson said, “I shouldn’t have said it, but I was tickling a bit of vodka during that interview, and the quote came back to bite me on the ass.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Gibson.

 Are drunken quotes not indicative of honest and uncensored thought? You decide.

Quotes: 

 “Homosexuals take it up the ass.  This is only for taking a s**t.”

Discussing homosexuals in an interview with El Pais magazine, December 1991.

“I became an actor despite that.  But with this look, who’s going to think I’m gay?  It would be hard to take me for someone like that.  Do I sound like a homosexual?  Do I talk like them?  Do I move like them?”

Discussing homosexuals in an interview with El Pais magazine, December 1991.

“I don’t think there’s an apology necessary, and I’m certainly not giving one. [Those remarks were a response] to a direct question. If someone wants my opinion, I’ll give it. What, am I supposed to lie to them?”

Good Morning America

“I’ll apologize when hell freezes over. They can fuck off.”

Playboy in 1995, about whether he’d issue an apology to gays and lesbians, as GLAAD recommended.

_________________________ 

 THE JEWISH COMMUNITY and ANTI-SEMITISM:

HOLOCAUST DENIAL:

If you recall Mel’s father is a fervent denier of the fact that the Holocaust ever happened, referring to the tragedy as a “hoax”.

“The annihilation of six million Jews must be a hoax, since it would have taken too long for the Germans to cremate that many bodies” “Germans did not have enough gas to murder that many people.”

Mel supports his father’s beliefs.

Gibson had this to say about his father: “My dad taught me my faith and I believe what he taught me. The man never lied to me in his life” –a curious remark, considering his father’s many lies about the Holocaust. Reader’s Digest.

Mel purports to believe in the Holocaust, but only in public, and in very coached terms:

During an interview “Do you believe the Holocaust had happened?” he replied:

“Yes, of course. Atrocities happen. War is horrible. World War Two killed tens of millions of people. Some of them were Jews in concentration camps.”

Mel Gibson may not have been denying the Holocaust, but he was certainly distorting and minimizing it. Instead of acknowledging that the Nazis carried out a deliberate strategy of genocide, he reduced the Jewish victims to the same kind of accidental and random casualties that take place in every war.

THE ARREST and ANTI-SEMITIC RANT:

In July of 2006, Mel Gibson was stopped and arrested for drunk driving near his house in Malibu by Deputy James Mee.

The police report detailed repeated threats against Mee made by Gibson, who said that he” owned Malibu” and “would get even” with the deputy.

The report also detailed Gibson’s “barrage of anti-Semitic remarks” in which he said, “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world” before asking the deputy, who is Jewish: “Are you a Jew?”

He has to date never apologized to the deputy or to the Jewish people.

Audio tapes have also emerged that captured Gibson spewing violent, racist, anti-Semitic tirades.

Quotes:

 “Fucking Jews… Jews are responsible for all wars in the world.”

July 28, 2006 on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California after pulled over for speeding and drunk driving.

Mel Gibson ‘hates Jews’, says screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter for the now sidelined Maccabees film.

According to Joe, Mel has said:

“What I really want to do with this movie is to convert the Jews to Christianity.”

“Most ‘gatekeepers’ of American companies were ‘Hebes’ who ‘controlled their bosses.’”

“The Holocaust was ‘mostly a lot of horsesh*t,’

Gibson “regularly used the terms “Hebes,” “oven-dodgers,” and “Jew-boys”.

He added that Gibson made various false accusations, including that the Torah refers to sacrificing Christian babies.

_________________________ 

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION:

To his then-girlfriend (whom he physically and verbally abused):

“You’re an embarrassment to me. You look like a f***ing pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n***ers, it will be your fault.” – ON TAPE.

The L.A. Chapter of the NAACP reacted to Mel Gibson using the “N” word … calling Mel “an out of date and out of control racist.” Source.

_________________________ 

 ANTI-IMMIGRANT SENTIMENTS:

Mel Gibson has spewed hatred about blacks and Jews, and has been caught on tape making a bigoted remark about Hispanics.

Gibson’s Racist Rant Triggers Immigration Complaint – Source.

Mel referred to one of his staffers as a “wetback,” Radaronline.com reports.

“I will report her to the f**king people that take f**king money from the wetbacks,” he said.

‘Wetbacks’ is a slur originally used to disparage Mexicans who swam across the Rio Grande to enter Texas illegally.  It seems Mel was threatening to turn his staffer over to immigration authorities.

__________________________

So again – why is this post necessary?

To educate on the personal prejudices shown by a public figure – and to STOP the HATE!

The public DOES CARE, and we need to show, in solidarity:

THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY REMINDING THE PUBLIC OF THESE COMMENTS AND ACTIONS.

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE THEY CAN FEEL – IN THEIR WALLETS!

 

5 thoughts on “BOYCOTT Mel Gibson’s New Film – Here’s Why!

  1. Good post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every
    day. It’s always interesting to read through articles from
    other authors and use something from their websites.

  2. Keep on writing, great job!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s