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Mel Gibson

One Word Tirade

2/2/2010 7:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A frustrated Mel Gibson was pitching his new movie to a Chicago TV reporter today, only to be repeatedly blocked by questions about his infamous anti-Semitic rant -- it resulted in an A-bomb explosion.

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After an uncomfortable first few minutes during the satellite interview, the WGN-TV reporter gave his obligatory "go see the movie" -- and kissed Mel off.

Mel, apparently thinking the interview was over, took a swig of his coffee drink ... and called the guy an "asshole."

So we ask ...

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16.

dr. fill    

Never thought I'd say this, but... Go Mel!!!

1662 days ago
17.

The former shadow of WTC one.    

Way to go Mel! No ambush on the Aussie! Lib- media would ignore the rants of Sean Penn and so many others...but try to push a 5 year old issue? Shame on that schmuk!

1662 days ago
18.

Jesse    

Hollywood is one of the most racist towns in America. Seriously, you should hear the stuff that is spoken aloud on TV/movie sets on a daily basis. Way, way more offensive than anything that Gibson allegedly said.

Mel was caught in an embarrassing situation, has made many many apologies, both on camera and behind closed doors. People need to let it go.

1662 days ago
19.

Archie Waldron    

Well, at least he didn't end the conversation with "j*ew*

1662 days ago
20.

Jesse    

Someone mentioned the Sam Rubin incident,; that guy is a spineless turd, pretty much universally despised by the entertainment industry in LA.

1662 days ago
21.

lili    

Give Mel a break! This reporter was a poor one, dwelling on the past, and ignoring the present. No one cares anymore, and Americans have moved on. This dude was trying to derail Mel, and it didn't work.

Can't wait to see Mel's work, and he's certainly entitled to any opinions that he has...

1662 days ago
22.

RL    

The reporter is a jerk.

1662 days ago
23.

rico    

Mel is done.....

1662 days ago
24.

Tye Tanikk    

Leave Mel alone!... lol

Dont ever cross the jews, they never forget and make sure everyone else never forgets its either.
The reporter is a grown up brat lookn to make a name for himself like he is got some Dictator sitting before him and asking why he thinks the way he does. Mel makes and acts in movies... it aint like his thoughts are gonna invoke some mass movement.
The worlds falling apart, No wonder, idiots get worked up over what a drunk guy says infront of cops and make it into the worst thing out there.

1662 days ago
25.

hunsister    

"I've done all the necessary mea culpas"? He is completely lacking in any remorse for his views. I saw the other interview where he made an anti-semitic comment to the reporter because the reporter was Jewish. He's horrible and I will never support his movies. I hope many others do the same. And, for the record, I'm not Jewish.

1662 days ago
26.

Darlene    

I agree with Mel!

1662 days ago
27.

um, no thanks    

Not the time or place, film promotion has ground rules and is not a free pass to act like your doing a 60 minutes style open interview.

1662 days ago
28.

mia    

I live in Chicago and WGN'sean Richards is the NICEST guy!!! Mel is just a testy a-hole. It's TOTALLY legit to ask him if his past debacles might impact his current popularity. Just because Mel wants to "move on" doesn't mean the rest of us should. Mel's an a-hole who thinks he can have everything his way. Well screw that. I can't figure out why anyone wants to see his sh*tty movies anyway.

Btw, the only other celeb I'm aware of who had a problem with Dean Richards was Meg "Duck Lips" Ryan who was a total b*tch during the interview and refused to answer even the simplest questions. Hello, she was on a stupid promo tour, if she didn't want to answer questions she and her duck lips should have just stayed home.

Hey Dean, if you happen to be reading, you did nothing wrong! You always do a great job, it's unfortunate that you have to deal with such f-ing jerks on occasion.

1662 days ago
29.

something smells    

why is that a$$hole asking about old stuff? SUGARTIT$ IS THE MAN!!!!!

1662 days ago
30.

Jesse    

Curious, what was "anti-semitic" about his interview with Sam Rubin? Sam Rubin is a horrible entertainment reporter (who is not well liked even among his colleagues) who decided to go all Barbara Walters on Gibson during a standard junket style interview.

1662 days ago
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