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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 calling Mel "an out of date and out of control racist."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  Jenkins adds, "No amount of words will change his image as an out of date and out of control racist."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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76.

Eric    

Why does NAACP care what someone says in their own home, that's their home. How would you like it, if someone told you what you could and couldn't say in your own home? Once you take that freedom of speech from people you can never get it back. That's what the NAACP is doing right this minute, trying to set grounds so anything that you say in your own home can be used against you and your family to earn a living. We have laws in place that cover what you can say to a spouts and anyone else. NAACP can kiss my ass and anyone else who wants to tell me what I can and can't say in my own home. As far as that goes kinda funny black people that don't like to hear the word " ****** " sure do use it a lot. What's good for race is good for all races.

1511 days ago
77.

Bill    

Fu*k the NAACP. We at the NAAWP will kick your ass so hard you will have to **** in your hat. NAACp trying to paly a big race card. Give me a break. The NAAWP will fight you all the way to hell and back and we will WIN. We also will put this on W.E.T.
for everyone to see.

1511 days ago
78.

Katherine    

As distasteful as it was it was a private rant between two people and really nobody elses business. We all fall short of the mark. It's called being human and celebrities are not allowed their flaws unless it is for public consumption.. good or bad.

1511 days ago
79.

Shane    

I may just be another CRACKER, but come on now...People take stuff and blow it way out of proportion!!!! And for the NAACP to comment, c'mon, they're more racist than the KKK...They use the words, Cracker, Whitie, Honky, and it's ok!!!! No wonder why people are RACIST!!!!!!

1511 days ago
80.

Joe    

"Only a sustained period of positive acts can his legacy be redeemed."
This translates into "Give us a huge donation and you will be forgiven"

1511 days ago
81.

bubba 713    

i like Mel's movies, excellent producer.... People say crazy **** when they are drunk....NAACP is obsolete...quit being sissys... and move on with YOUR life

1511 days ago
82.

papapo1    

Go for it Mel... Tho next time you should dig a hole to through her in after the tongue lashin.

1511 days ago
83.

Northerner    

who gives a **** if mel says jew or ******? i say them both and many others a hundred times a day. its a cuss word and when im rambling on i never know what comes out of my mouth

1511 days ago
84.

GOLLY    

It's just a bunch of pots calling the kettle black. Only real racists keep using the race card.

1511 days ago
85.

Charlotte    

Mel is a douche, BUT NAACP is more likely trying to say that while it is okay for a Black Panther to intimidate voters saying, "Get ready to be ruled by a black man, cracker" off course what Mel says is a lot worse. In fact, I hear the Obama administration has mandated that racism/intimidation as it pertains to elections will not be considered a crime if the defendant is black and the accuser is white. Where is the unity Obama was supposed to bring? Get this monster out of the white house.

1511 days ago
86.

Rudy    

What's up with TMZ these days? Going after known conservative people, knowing that there is nothing there. Just another group of degenerates targeting conservatives.
How about going after Al Gore, John Edwards, Yo mama, who cares? Those are much juicier stories, but hey, you are Hollywood and all the degenerates stick up for each other.
Hey TMZ... Your bias is showing.

1511 days ago
87.

big mike    

First to any idiot out there that thinks the NAACP is not racist is a fool.I was a victim of a racial attack in 1968 at the agw of 12 and was beaten buy 9 to 10 black men ages 21 and older and it was classified a mugging and the NAACP SUPPORTS THAT WAY OF THINKING.Former mayor Koch said it perfectly when a white attacks a black it's considered racial and when a black attacks a white it's a mugging.I really don't think the 10 men who attcked me where looking for money(as they where screaming die white mother******.The thing we have to do is stop all this hate and stop supporting racist org. and people it's not hard to do, and even thow i don't agree with Mel he has the right to say anything he wants in the privacy of his home and media has no right to invade that privacy

1511 days ago
88.

Pua    

"Only a sustained period of positive acts can his legacy be redeemed."

Code for "Pass the Brothers some money Mel".....

1511 days ago
89.

Corey    

To all those who think NCAAP is a group of racist, you need to go through 400 years of slavery then your entire furture being underminded and looked over before calling anyone a racist. This is a world full of people like Mel, may he burn in hell.... :)

1511 days ago
90.

susie    

His comments were really awful, but I don't think the NAACP should get involved in private matters. Sadly, people do blurt racist remarks in their private lives. Unless the statements were made in public, they should not be used as a forum for addressing issues of race. There are many, many examples of open, public racism in our society. I think the NAACP should address these issues, and people should use their own judgment when they rent films by stars whose views do not agree with their own.

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