So, to show just how plugged into the national consciousness I am, and how I'm right there on the cutting edge, I've decided to be the last person on the planet to have an opinion about the whole Mel Gibson anti-semitic rant.
My opinion: who the hell cares?
Not to be flippant, because lord knows the Jewish community really is the most unfortunate group of people ever to populate this planet, but so what if Mel Gibson dislikes Jews? From what I've seen in his films and personal life, Gibson has never let this become an issue. He's never harrassed anyone, as far as all reports seem to say, nor has he discriminated any individual or group. In fact, the only other reason for him being called anti-semitic was The Passion Of The Christ. But isn't it pretty much assumed, when someone is THAT fervent about his/her own religion, that they think all other faiths will burn in hell? He obviously has his beliefs, and for the most part has kept them to himself, unloading them only on the people who want to listen.
Also, he was falling down drunk, and alcohol is never good for people wishing to keep their mouths shut.
So yeah, maybe Mel Gibson hates Jews, but what do you want to do about that? You can't force people to change the way they feel, the most you can hope for is that they won't try to pass that hate on, and I'd say Mr. Gibson, for all his faults(I really don't want to sound like an apologist, I have no opinion about him one way or the other), has done pretty well at that.
However, if it's true that Mel's been cold-calling Jewish people in the entertainment industry to apologize, thats pretty ballsy, and not the most tactful move in the world.
I guess the big question so many people liked to bring up was; Is Mel Gibson's career over? How will he ever recover? Are you fucking kidding me?! It's Mel Gibson! As long as his movies continue to make money, of COURSE he'll be forgiven! It's Hollywood!