I'll be commenting more on this during Saturday's Weekend Wrap-up, but at first glance, it seems that Mel Gibson said some unkind things while in a drunken stupor. There's still no solid confirmation on this yet, so it's hard to know what really happened, and it's why I'm waiting until Saturday to say much more on this issue.
I have noticed a lot of headlines saying in essence "Is Mel's career over?" Dang, it's a bit early to go there, donchathink??? However, I do have to say that if we are going to be held accountable for all the things we say during a drunken stupor, then we're ALL in trouble!
Mel Gibson himself owned up to the words he was alleged to have spoken, and he is doing the right thing in not simply apologizing, but trying to make amends. Also, some Jewish folks seem to be accepting his apology, though some doubt his sincerity. That's to be understood, and hopefully, Mel's actions will match his apology to their satisfaction. He did right to try to fix this right away instead of letting it sit for several days and giving the appearance of equivocating on his response. I'll keep an eye on this story and how it develops, and comment further on Saturday as planned.
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