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NAACP: Mel Gibson

'Out of Control Racist'

7/1/2010 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The L.A. Chapter of the NAACP just reacted to Mel Gibson using the "N" word in an explosive fight with Oksana Grigorieva ... calling Mel "an out of date and out of control racist."

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Leon Jenkins, President of the L.A. NAACP tells TMZ it's unfortunate a man "who has made his millions off of women, African-Americans and Jews harbor such racist, sexist, and anti-semitic feeling against people who have admired and respected him for decades."

Jenkins says "An apology is insufficent given his history of racism, sexism and anti-semitism."  Jenkins adds, "No amount of words will change his image as an out of date and out of control racist."

Jenkins does end, however, with this:  "Only a sustained period of positive acts can his legacy be redeemed."

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1.

Simon    

"...out of date..."
Oh snap!!
Mel, please become an up-to-date racist. It's for your own good!
You don't want the NAACP (the National Association for the Advancement of COLORED People) coming down on you for being out of date!

There's too much old fashioned racism in the world today.

1389 days ago
2.

JCW    

No surprise here. Sadly during both the 2007 incident and this newest one, nobody ever bothers to include "homophobe" in his list of shortcomings, after he famously made anti-gay comments in an interview about a decade back.

If the NAACP is going to issue a statement citing the different factions of society Mr. Gibson has offended, it would be nice if they included everyone.

Or, not to be overly sensitive, perhaps the oversight is intentional?

1389 days ago
3.

shawn    

ok i dont care for mel but come on the national advancement of COLORED people noone finds that itself offensive

1389 days ago
4.

joe mac    

The NAACP is a racist organization.....

1389 days ago
5.

dexx    

NAACP calling other people racist??? That organization is one of the MOST racist groups out there!
So now that this comes up, TMZ's gonna get wet and happy over this story and basically shove it down their reader's throats for the next week.
How about leaving it alone?

1389 days ago
6.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

I know my comment may not be the popular one but I still believe in freedom of speech, especially in the privacy of ones own home. That being said, nothing new here coming from Mel Gibson!

1389 days ago
7.

GREYWOLF    

MEL MAY HAVE SAID SOME THINGS THAT OFFEND SOME PEOPLE BUT HE WAS SAYING IT TO A PERSON IN PRIVATE AND NOT TO THE WORLD OR TO ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE. TO JUDGE HIM IN HIS PRIVATE LIFE MAKES THE NAACP A RACIST GROUP ALSO.

1389 days ago
8.

mjfan212    

THIS GUY IS SICK ILL NEVER WATCH HIS MOVIES ANY MORE I DONT THINK HELL HAVE ANY NEW ONES NO TIME SOON NOW

1389 days ago
9.

Ron`    

Well when the NAACP starts identifying Jesse Jackson, Al Sharton, AG Eric Holder, The Church of Islam Louie "Calypso" Farrakhen, The Black Panther Party, La Raza,and Barak "The White Policeman Was Wrong" Obama as the rasicst they are, I'll take them seriously. Mel needs to be given a pass becasue the NAACP continues to promote race hatred by supporting the likes of the Reverend Wright and Flagler. The NAACP long ago became irrelevant as nothing more than the extreme left wing of the democrat party. They only seem to support groups that preach get rid of whitey, promote white guilt, and do NOTHING but help ensalve the afro-american community to living off the government as its new "master". Sorry, but as a black man who lives in Oakland, all I can say is they "cause rascism and the government welfare state and government dependency.

1389 days ago
10.

Mike    

Now its a call to arms because a white guy had the nerve to use the "N" word. Its ok for black rappers to degrade other blacks by calling them the "N: word. Its ok for blacks to murder other blacks in the hood. Its ok to for the black rappers and other blacks to degrade black women. However, let a white guy use the "N" and its a felony, the do nothing NACCP now is up in arms.

If what's being reported is all that Mel said, no apology needed. His worst doesn't come close to what Blacks do to each other everyday.

1389 days ago
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brittany    

There is no point of him even apologizing when its coming out of his a*s ...he really doesnt care who he's hurting when he says those remarks and for that , he should be banned from making movies or anything..he is truly a bigot, a moron, and the most undeserving celebrity.

1389 days ago
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JLS    

I am white, female and 59 and I can tell you the NAACP is NOT RACIST. Where the F did any of you get that? Over the last few decades they have not had one instance of racism. Sheesh.

1389 days ago
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hemnebob    

when this man's true colors came out, i realized then that i wouldn't be adding to his bank account no matter what he starred/directed.

1389 days ago
14.

Ginger    

I never bought in to the notion that only certain people can use that word. It's just a word! Geez. You hear it all the time from black people.

1389 days ago
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CMJ    

So, are they going to publicly condemn Jeremiah Wright for his racist rants? Or are only white people racist? When the NAACP can condemn black people, as well as white, as racists, then maybe they'll have some revelence.

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