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On July 28, 2006 (damn, that post is old. I’ve been here five years?), Mel Gibson was arrested for driving under the influence. During his arrest, he was belligerent and shouted anti-semitic remarks to the arresting officer who was Jewish. In his infamous tirade, he called a female officer “sugar tits” and tried to urinate on his cell floor. Reports said Mel was to the point of insanity. I guess now we know why. Yikes. The Sun reports
MEL GIBSON was hoping for “death by cop” when he launched his vile anti-Jewish rant at a police officer in 2006, a pal of his claimed yesterday. The actor, 55, had just split from wife ROBYN when he was arrested in California on suspicion of drink driving. His friend said: “He felt he’d absolutely failed as a human being. I don’t think this was being anti-Semitic. I think he was trying to rile that guy into shooting him.” Gibson’s Lethal Weapon co-star DANNY GLOVER, 64, also defended him in Vanity Fair magazine, claiming “he is not the way he has been characterised”.
It’s been firmly established that Mel Gibson is an unhinged lunatic with rage issues, but several of his longtime friends (including minorities Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover), who more than anyone else could speak for his character, have publicly stated that he was in no way a racist. But who’s to say? Also, who’s to say I can’t pull off white linen pants? I think they really bring out my skin tone.