It seems like everyone in the world has had enough of Mel Gibson after the release of those awful tapes and the antisemitic rants he let loose on a cop after his DUI arrest a couple years ago, but not his recent co-star Jodie Foster.
Mel and Jodie just finished wrapping The Beaver, a film that’s yet to receive a release date (hmmm, wonder why that may be), and says that her co-star is a wonderful person that’s going through a rough time. The actress was quoted as saying, “When you love a friend, you don’t abandon them when they are struggling. Of course, Mel is an undeniably gifted actor and director, and ‘The Beaver’ is one of his most powerful and moving performances. But more importantly, he is and has been a true and loyal friend. I hope I can help him get through this dark moment.”
Jodie’s defense of her friend seems a bit misguided. If Mel’s bad behavior could be chalked up entirely to a substance abuse problem, then her statement makes sense. However, Mel has shown time and again that whatever substance abuse issue he has only fuels his real issue: he’s a bigot and a complete pig. He’s attacked women, African Americans and Jews. I can’t imagine that his hatred excludes homosexuals like Jodie and her partner and it’s surprising to me that she wouldn’t make that connection herself.
Point is: Mel Gibson’s still an asshole. Sorry, Jodes.