Joy To Mel: "Go to Hell!"

10/12/2006 1:20 PM PDT
Normally on "The View," at least in its current incarnation, it's Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck who take up the extreme positions on any given issue.

But today, it was Joy Behar who took up the fiercest verbal arms -- on the topic of Mel Gibson, no less. At this morning's Hot Topics table, Behar proclaimed, "I can't stand him," and suggested that Barbara Walters do a special called "The Ten People You'll Meet in Hell" featuring the actor, who recounted his DUI arrest and its anti-Semitic aftermath to Diane Sawyer this morning on "Good Morning America."

And she didn't stop there. Behar added that Gibson "needs to be taken out of show business," even simply for being a father of seven children driving drunk with an open bottle of tequila next to him. Oddly, Rosie, while not exactly taking Mel's side, adopted a softer position on the troubled star, saying that stars "are just normal people" and that they have their lapses. Elisabeth and Barbara, for their parts, were generally muted on Mel.