Another Day, Another Recording of Mel Gibson Violently Screaming Bigoted Garbage

[Content Note: Misogyny.]

In the latest recording of famous dirtbag Mel Gibson ranting and raving, he refers to his ex, Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of his daughter, as "a filthy little cocksucker" and screams at his guests, "Fucking cunt cocksucker whore!"

This was all recorded by Joe Eszterhas' 15-year-old son, there with his parents, who I can only imagine was freaked the fuck out by Gibson behaving like a cavernous asshole.

I find it amazing that someone who so evidently hates pretty much everyone who isn't a straight, white, cis, conservative Catholic man continues to find people to defend him, to work with him, to give him a place at the table of influence.

The ongoing Mel Gibson saga is a perfect example of the phenomenon about which I've spoken before where someone (especially someone famous), who is very privileged, is given chance after chance by other privileged people, despite repeated displays of vicious bigotry, because no one seems able to believe anyone is really that hateful. It must be mental illness, or addiction, or exhaustion, or just being misunderstood aww. (As if any of the above causes bigotry. Nope!) Their defenders twist themselves into rhetorical contortions of rationalization, looking for some kind of excuse, any kind of excuse, besides the obvious—that some people really are just that hateful.

Misgoyny, homophobia, racism, transphobia, ableism, fat hatred—these are things that exist only in the abstract, according to the excuse-makers. No one ever really holds those ideals, and no one ever really gets hurt by them.

Yeah, sure, he might say violently misogynist things, but HE'S NO MISOGYNIST!

Of course he isn't. No one ever is.

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