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Hypocrisy

On 'The Hangover 2' Set

10/22/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Looks like it was your garden-variety peer pressure that torpedoed Mel Gibson's cameo on "The Hangover 2."

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Multiple sources connected with the production tell TMZ ... director Todd Phillips cast Mel in the role of a tattoo artist a month ago and that the entire cast and crew knew about it and were simpatico.

The problem came three days ago, when a story leaked that Mel would be shooting a scene for the flick.  Our sources say the friends of some of the cast and crew started putting pressure on them to lodge sudden, last-minute displeasure with Phillips' choice.

Our sources say some of the production people became belatedly upset because they were getting so much crap from friends, so they began objecting. One of the loudest, we're told, was Zach Galifianakis.

There were other people in the cast and crew who were also making noise about walking off the set if Mel showed up.  Our sources say Bradley Cooper was not among the group who complained.

So the day before Mel was supposed to shoot, Phillips pulled the plug.

As one person connected with Mel told TMZ, "It's such hypocrisy. They cast a convicted rapist [Mike Tyson] but 86'd Mel."


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rainbowdancer    

Glad to hear that Bradley Cooper was not involved as I would like to support his movies in the future. The rest nobody needs to bother about, not much talent there. Giving in to peer pressure shows weakness of character. You guys should honestly grow a pair!

1429 days ago
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garnet    

hypocrites!
it's a movie about sobriety and morality, right?

1429 days ago
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kali    

Zack, you don't complain or talk bad about your Hollywood peers. Say bye bye to your career.

1429 days ago
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kali    

Its BS. Mel hasn't even been convicted of anything!

1429 days ago
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Dingo    

Good luck finding a job you pus.sys
Word spreads fast when actors are prima donna trouble makers.

Is wee-wee Zach too scared to publicly say WHY?

1429 days ago
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Jinxy    

Warner's must be pissed, Mel is their guy. People don't like Mel and his oddball ideas about Jews, sugar tits, religious hypocrisy and it was an opportunity to have something positive happening with Mel.

People like Mike, people don't like Mel? Maybe that's why the cast and crew spoke up. It's bad when a rapist is more popular with people than Mel is right now.

1429 days ago
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UnboundZero    

i love mike tyson!!!

1429 days ago
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george    

Don't tell us that Oksana is boinking Zach whatthehellishisname now too?

1429 days ago
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V    

Will someone PLEASE go to IMDBpro and find out who this guy's agent and manager is/are? OF ALL STUDIOS, WARNER BROTHERS! GOOD GRIEF.

Have you all looked at this man's IMDB page? Talk about IRONY - if you go to his imdb page there is this

"[on the first R-rated movie he saw in a theater] - "Hot Dog... The Movie." I went with my friend but I told my mom I was gonna go see "Yentl." She knew what we did. She picked us up at the theater afterwards and was like, "How was 'Yentl?'" She wanted a full report. I was like, "Well, you know mom, they're really not our people..."


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EARLIER in the evening I posted this --

IN MY OPINION, the word of the day -- HYPOCRICY.

Judge Gordon shot it down.

HOLLYWOOD though ALIVE AND WELL at least at WARNER BROTHERS (btw- for those keeping track - same owners as CNN, PEOPLE, and yep you got it - TMZ)

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ALL I can do is the best I can with each day. I have added this man to the list I will not support financially. We each take our values very seriously.

1429 days ago
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JLS    

It's not hypocrisy. It's the price he has to pay for hating Jews and others and assaulting a woman. Mel Gibson is going to run into this everywhere. Just wait.

1429 days ago
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janet    

They know damn well Gibsons cameo would steal the movie. Gibson would upstage them without even trying.

1429 days ago
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Cartman    

Zach Galifianakis is some sort of weirdo anyway. This says it all: http://www.thesuperficial.com/zach-galifianakis-unhappy-with-hangover-2-10-2010

1429 days ago
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garnet    

I'm probably taking this too seriously. The guys are probably just scared they'll mess up their lines and Mel will glare at them.

1429 days ago
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garnet    

It is hypocrisy of it's a movie about drunken men who forget what they did while drunk blackballing someone who said things while he was drunk.

1429 days ago
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marymac    

Ha ha, Mel, they'll keep a rapist before you. Karma, baby.

1429 days ago
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