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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.

Mel Gibson One World Tirade Screen Shot
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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106.

Rob    

Come on.....Although I don't think the question was necessary as it has been asked over and over since the incident. So, was it good journalism?...no. It was redundant journalism. However I think Mel should held accountable for his comments, his arrogance and the implications of the movie Passion.

I think Mel's off camera comment more describes himself than "Dude."

I was a huge fan of Mels before Passion and the character revealing comments he made at his arrest but now, as far as I am concerned, he will never get another cent of my entertainment money. I hope the movie is a flop and Mel rides off into the sunset never to be seen or heard again.

1637 days ago
107.

Misha    

Harvey, Mel doesn't like Jews... especially gay Jews, so get over it and move on.

1637 days ago
108.

Jean    

Mel........you blow as a man, a husband and a person....karma will get ya....I can't wait (I hope I'm around to see it).

1637 days ago
109.

JustMe    

Mel always looks like he's on something. He has really gone downhill...hehe, what comes around, goes around right?

AND did he actually say, 'I've done all the necessary mea culpa's'?? What an arrogant prick Mel is. I am soo tired on these hollywood lowlifes pretending to be soo above it all.

1637 days ago
110.

Diane    

Mel Gibson Looked terrible in that interview. He was twitching and looked 65...not 50 something...."Good clean living pays off"...And apparently bad living produces an older look....bad attitute...foul mouth...etc...etc...
Thumbs down on Mel Gibson!

1637 days ago
111.

I BE DARNELL    

MEL ,GIBSON...IS A DRUNK.....APART FROM THE , SOFT SELL SCHMOOZE/HIS/PR/ GHOULS...HAVE BEEN WORKIN,THE FACT REMAINS. HE LIKE MR. AVATAR, ETC. HAVE A HARD TIME KEEPING THEIR RAGE, AND CONTEMPT UNDER CONTROL. BODY LANGUAGE SELDOM LIES. STAY BEHIND THE CAMERA .YOUR GETTING OLD/ YOUR VERY EASY TO SEE THROUGH,YOUR MOUTH, WILL PROVE TO BE YOUR UNDOING,SOONER OR LATER, GET HELP!

1637 days ago
112.

shannon2    

Mel's dad is a holocaust denier.
Mell is an anti-semite just as well.
If he had said those things about us latinas we would boycott his hate filled films until the Apocalypto..oh, and he made that stinker about MY ancestors. Pee-yeeew! Apocalypto sucked so bad there's no WAY he could blame it's failure on the Jewish conspiracy.

And you know why they always send in male reporters to interview him?

"SUGAR TI*TS!!!!!"

1637 days ago
113.

Mugzie    

This wasn't the first paranoid response in promoting this film, but it's getting a lot of play. I saw Mel get nasty on an LA affiliate of WGN.

Dean Richards,the reporter, conducted the interview, wasn't taking pot shots and frankly the TMZ news is giving the movie more publicity.

I don't like Mel, think he's a reactionary fellow who does a lot of interesting movies. He needs to roll with the punches as a public figure submitting to interviews.

Man up Mel, all the way to the bank.

Mugzie

1637 days ago
114.

Emma    

1) Dean Richards is *NOT* Jewish, so that's not his "secret" motivation

2) Dean has been an entertainment reporter in Chicago for years and is well-liked and respected. He has a huge breast cancer fundraiser every year and I have yet to hear anything bad about him -- and Chicago is not a big place!

3) Was Dean being a bit testy? Sure. But he was talking to a well known anti-Semite, homophobic, womanizer. You try and keep it polite.

1637 days ago
115.

Leon me    

Hey Mel don't it suck that no one will every remember you for "freedom!" but instead for being a big anti-Semite, and since you couldn't beat Avatar for the number one spot looks like your the pot calling the kettle black MR no. 2. HA HA your a anti semite and an a$$ hole. You suck Mel and you will never get on the good sides of anyone until you start apologizing everytime someone brings it up. If you did that then I think people would have gotten over it. You just try to ignore it and skirt the issue then you look guiltier then ever idiot. All war is caused by aussie's that paint they're faces red and blue and pretend that their fathers aren't Holocaust deniers and that their not anti semites. Why don't you just leave mel. Leave and dont come back.

1637 days ago
116.

Harryonthelarry    

Except for the media, everyone seems to have forgiven Mel. Drunken rants while being arrested should not be career ending for anyone as long as they pay their dues.
It was just some silly drunken tirade, and we need to move on.

1637 days ago
117.

Turntable    

MEL GIBSON NEVER MADE ANY ANTISEMITC RANT WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED AND NEVER SAID "SUGAR TITS" TO A POLICE OFFICER.

THE INVESTIGATION ON THE ARRESTING OFFICER MEE, PROVED THAT HE LIED.

THE FEMALE POLICE OFFICER WITNESSED THAT MEL GIBSON NEVER CALL HER SUGAR TITS AT ANYTIME, BUT THAT IT WAS OFFICER MEE THAT CALL HER THAT VERY OFTEN, AND 5 OTHERS POLICE OFFICERS, WHO WERE THERE THAT NIGHT, CONFIRMED IT, ALSO STATING THAT OFFICER MEE ALWAYS CALL HIS FELLOW FEMALE OFFICERS "SUGAR TITS" DAILY.

THE POLICE REPORT ON THE DUI ARREST THAT TMZ PUBLISHED HERE IN AUGUST 2006 WAS A FAKE ONE, THAT HARVEY LEVI, OWNER OF TMZ, HAD ORDERED, BY CONTACTING THE ARRESTING OFFICER MEE SEVERAL TIME AT THE STATION AND AT HIS HOME, USING HIS CELLPHONE TO MAKE ALL THE CALLS, AS THE INVESTIGATION ON OFFICER MEE HAS PROVEN SINCE 2008-FEBRUARY 2009.

HARVEY LEVI ALSO MET WITH OFFICER MEE AND PAID HIM A LOT OF MONEY TO GET FAKE REPORT OUT OF HIM, AND ASK OFFICER MEE TO ADD SOME ANTISEMITC RANTS TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT, AND TO SPICE IT UP, WHICH MEE DID BY ADDING 2 ANTISMETIC LINES AND MAKING MEL GIBSON CALL A FEMALE POLICE OFFICER "SUGAR TITS"..
NOT VERY CLEVER SINCE IT WAS OFFICER MEE WHO SAID THAT, AND THERE WAS MANY EYEWITNESSES TO IT.

THE COP COPIED THE ORIGINAL REPORT AND ADD ON IT SOME ANTISEMITC LINES, THAT HE THEN CROSSED OVER BUT VERY LIGHTLY SO THAT IT WAS STILL VERY VISIBLE, SO THAT HARVEY COULD PRESENT IT AS THE SECOND POLICE REPORT, YET PRETEND IT WAS THE ORIGINAL ONE, WITH THE PART THAT WERE REMOVED FROM THE ONE AT THE STATION, WITH THE ANTISEMITC RANTS CROSSED OVER BUT THAT ALL COULD READ, WHEN IN FACT IT WAS THE OPOSIT THAT HAD HAPPENED.

HE COVERED HIS SCAM, BY TURNING THINGS AROUND, MAKING HIS FAKE BEING THE ORIGINAL ONE.

IT IS A SCAM, A BLUFF, A LIE, AND ITS OBVIOUS SO AMATOR LIKE IT WAS MADE.

1637 days ago
118.

elin    

By definition, it's impossible to have a "one word tirade".

1637 days ago
119.

Lori Brenner    

Mel is an antisemtic a.whole. It might have been awhile ago but the public should not forget. For such a "good" god fearing man, what would god say about him cheating on his wife, having a baby out of wedlock and being an all around jerkoff.

1637 days ago
120.

cc    

That was funny!!! Richards was clearly abnoxious, on and on with the same thing, he got what he deserved, Mel style ---- GO MEL!!! LOL

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