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Mel Gibson's Blessing

Mel Gibson's Blessing

Mel Gibson clearly looks uncomfortable while being interviewed by Diane Sawyer. However, he has found a silver lining to his belligerent tequila-fueled night of drunk driving, anti-Semitic and sexist slurs. The event led him to condemn his own behavior as disgusting and despicable and he now has come to view it as "kind of a blessing." On yesterday's edition of GMA, Mel told Diane Sawyer that in order to quit drinking he needed "a public humiliation on a global scale." Here's more:

"Sometimes you need a cold bucket of water in the face to sort of snap to, because you're dealing with a sort of malady of the soul, an obsession of the mind and a physical allergy,"

Gibson also confessed to trying to spruce himself up for his mug shot in the interest of vanity--hence his slicked-back hair in the photo. "I did my best with a finger combing in the water fountain, to sort of like splash a little water on my face, to not take one of those hideous mug shots, because I knew it would be around," he said.

Though Gibson agrees that his remarks at the time of his arrest were anti-Semitic, he has denied that they reflect his actual beliefs."It sounds horrible, and I'm ashamed of that. That came out of my mouth. And I'm not that. That's not who I am, you know," he said.

The actor-producer said he thought he would be apologizing for his actions for his "whole life." "I've apologized more than anyone I know, so it's getting old," he told Sawyer.

Yeah, we're getting tired of it too, Mel. Check out how Mel tries to shrug and squirm his way through the GMA interview in the clip below.

LaylaCams LaylaCams 11 years
You are totally right Whip. Alcohol is the truth potion.
EdwinaTheLovely EdwinaTheLovely 11 years
I sure am glad I'm one of those perfect human beings who've never said or thought or done something beyond stupid (yeah right!) Seriously, this Mel stoning and refusing to die cries of "off with his head" is getting ridiculous.
paigesweetkisses paigesweetkisses 11 years
love mel . hate his decisions sometimes, but who doesn't make poor ones from time to time.. give this man a break
Annie2u59 Annie2u59 11 years
i think sand hit the nail on the head, he does look like he`s going through dt`s, i keeping thinking about the movie when a man loves a woman, even though it just a movie it shows a lot of what alcoholics go through. they are not the same people drunk then when their sober. what he said was way out of bounds, but he is trying to do something about it. and isn't all the hate being given to him just as bad, it seems to me that most of the Jewish communities have forgiven him, maybe they know something we could learn from.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 11 years
There's an old adage, "A drunk man's words are a sober man's thoughts." I'm sure he feels sorry for SAYING those things out loud, but that doesn't mean he doesn't believe in what he said.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 11 years
I'm really not sure how I feel about this yet.
tharightgurl4u tharightgurl4u 11 years
Not all alcoholics spit racial slurs sorry thats not an excuse to me....but I hope he does get help
tharightgurl4u tharightgurl4u 11 years
YEAAAAA SUUURE RIIIGHT!! LOL@ he denies they reflect his beleifs! what BS!! oh god Im over it already Im sure he has said worse stuff behind closed doors!
bluejeanie bluejeanie 11 years
he's sorry, he's reached out to jewish communities and leaders who have forgiven him and he's getting all the help he can. alcoholism sucks, i hope people move on and that his life gets better.
sashak sashak 11 years
can't hide a black heart with slicked back hair, mel...
babsee babsee 11 years
i love him and always will. "tequila sunrise" (ironic title) is one of the hottest movies he's ever made. and he's not perfect--- all the more reason to love him.
sanD13 sanD13 11 years
he looks like he's going through alcohol withdrawal. he can't answer any of the questions without jerking and looking around.
Luna13 Luna13 11 years
ok so he went to rehab like every other 'actor/tress' out there...!!!
perla perla 11 years
I totally agree rosyposy. The guy has apologized, and he's obviously ashamed. Can't we just get over it?!?
rosyposy rosyposy 11 years
I think ppl need to move on now..
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