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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 calling Mel "an out of date and out of control racist."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  Jenkins adds, "No amount of words will change his image as an out of date and out of control racist."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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16.

Laffn Bear    

Now too many people are taking offense at the NAACP.
The focus should be comments made by Mel Gibson, not those whom he has offended.
It is Mel Gibson who brought this on himself.
Of course, he can go to confession, perhaps do a penance and be exonerated. No guilt, no foul, good to go.
Until, of course, the next time.

1552 days ago
17.

Dallas    


Jenkins, when you instruct all African American's to STOP using the N word then maybe white's will do the same. You can not have your cake and eat it too!

1552 days ago
18.

Originalkat    

Give me a break. For one thing this is all rumour at this point. Nothing is public so anything can be said as to what it is. The second point is even though NAACP started on a good basis it has somewhat become hypocritical at times. I live in a neighborhood that is over 75 percent black people and they can call themselves the "n" word, they can sing on the radio the "n" word but you let someone else who is white use that word and it is "racism". Get real.

1552 days ago
19.

Bubba    

Are there any words to offend Russian people? If so, I wonder if Gibson ever used these words when he was quarreling with his baby mama.

1552 days ago
20.

Nubian    

People, you all should not expect anything less from Gibson. All Aussie's are racist pigs. Ask the Arborigines & Asians in Australia how they fare among the Aussies. The worse thing the English ever did was banish their Miscreants to Australia. There the English go again. And why does Mel do this here? Because this Racist society is a fertile ground for him to spew his racist pathological tantrums. There Mel goes with the 'Caucasian woman about to be raped by black men syndrome.' This is the same fabricated story that caused the pogrom in Greenwood & Rosewood, heinous Central Park Jogger case, Susan Smith case etc. etc.

1552 days ago
21.

electriczipper    

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.

Posted at 12:03 PM on Jul 1, 2010 by Ron

well said Ron,,,well said

1552 days ago
22.

Carol    

I find it troubling that they are jumping all over this when in fact no one has actually heard the tape yet. He maybe a racist, homophobic idiot but lets have some proof first.

1552 days ago
23.

wifi    

I wonder when the NAACP will go after after Jesse "hymie town" Jackson ???

or Al 'burn out the Jews" Sharpton

or all the homies always callin each other N---uh ???

1552 days ago
24.

Bill Jenks    

Don't forget to lower your flags to half staff for former KKK member, Democratic Senator Robert Byrd.Where's the NAACP on this one,I never thought I'd see the day where we were expected to show respect for someone like this.

1552 days ago
25.

Chia    

Headline says it all.

I am embarrassed that he calls himself Catholic.

1552 days ago
26.

denishawilliams    

im sick of every time i start likeing white people they come with a diss about us blackpeople that **** really hurts i guess i mightest well stay racist whites are not gonna never like us so why like them they are just mad cuz they are pell and we got color id rather be a n***** any day thank you, so you whitepeople take your pellness up with god cuz had nothing to do with it.

1552 days ago
27.

K    

I don't like Mel at all. I haven't seen one movie of his I enjoyed. I wasn't offended when he voiced his discriminatory views of Jews, but I understood and supported the public backlash. I also am disgusted at anyone's attempt to use the N word.

This, however, is a very different situation. Mel did invoke the N word in a derogatory sentence... but it was in private. We, the public, have no right to judge him by what he says in the privacy of his own home. It is shameful for his ex-girlfriend to record Mel without consent and release it to the Media.

For the NAACP to jump in on this, discredits the meritorious work of the organization. You don't hear of women's organizations, condemning him for calling Oksana a whore and c*nt... well, maybe time will tell on that one.

1552 days ago
28.

And thats the truth    

I can tell you that he was probably drunk again. When you are drunk you lose your inhibitions so his true feelings come out. At least he is an unbias racist as he hates everyone....lol!

1552 days ago
29.

denishawilliams    

mel gibson i still like you though but you should have just said a pack of black men it would have sounded better im not mad at you, you made a mistake everyone does.

1552 days ago
30.

Intenseone    

F**k the NAACP, where are they when Sharpton, Jackson and Farakaan spew their racist crap?

1552 days ago
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