July 29, 2006

Sorry, Mel.

I know alcohol and testosterone are a potent combination, but the antisemitism had to come from somewhere. It's pretty much over between you and me, Doll.

No one can ever take away your achievements, however. And this doesn't make The Passion of the Christ retroactively anti-Jewish.

Once in a while, one has to distinguish between an artist's work and his ugliest thoughts. This is one of those times.

Posted by Attila Girl at July 29, 2006 07:19 PM | TrackBack
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This is not a time to separate Mel's so-called art from his true self. Like his father, he is viciously anti Jewish, and anyone who spends a single penny seeing or renting his movies supports his views by putting money in his pocket. In one or two hundred years will come the time to consider whether his "achievements" should be separated from the evil hate-monger that he is. He's no different than the Muslim that gunned down Jewish women in Seatlle the other day. In fact, because of his appeal and world-wide popularity, he is more dangerous, and more evil.

Posted by: S.R. at July 29, 2006 07:37 PM


By your logic there's no difference between me and Aileen Wuornos, because after all, I've become frustrated in my relationships with men and proclaimed that I hate 'em all.

I don't particularly care to put money in the pockets of Sean Penn and Tim Robbins, either. But if I boycotted the movies of all actors/producers whose personal views repulsed me, I'd never see another movie again in my life.

Posted by: Attila Girl at July 29, 2006 07:43 PM


Aileen Wuornos was a psychopath, you are not. The difference between helping the income of someone with whom one disagrees and that of someone who spews race hate is considerable. Would you spend money to see a Tim Robbins movie if he was saying there had been no lychings in the South and things sure were better when Negroes sat in the back of the bus? Mel Gibson is not simply professing a political point of view. He hates Jews, and has, and will, use his talents and popularity to advance his cause. Decent people should not aid him with their box-office dollars.

Posted by: S.R. at July 30, 2006 06:56 PM


I paid money to see a Spike Lee movie a few months ago, and he has said some flagrantly racist things.

I can't condone any of what he said, but he does have a reputation as a particularly ugly drunk. And, as one of my friends pointed out, he made a point of saying the most inappropriate things possible.

I take it you're one of those who were able to suss out some anti-Jewish sentiment in *Passion.* It wasn't there, SR.

Posted by: Attila Girl at July 30, 2006 07:04 PM




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