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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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586.

john    

I think Warner Bros should reconsider this move.

I think they should come out with statement saying they have FIRED the Bearded ONE(zack) and decided to give MEL a bigger part in the hangover 2 movie , and if anyone on cast doesn't like it, QUIT.

Then Warner Bros should apologize to MEL and his family and wish him the BEST.

Come on Warner Bros, the WORLD is WATCHING. Are you gonna let a JERK like ZACK order you guys around. Are you that much "impressed " with the Wiesel?
Fire Zack's ASS! :)

1407 days ago
587.

Tellthetruth59    

Good for Zack! So rarely do you find an actor who actually has values and morals. Just because he works in Hollywood and showbiz does not mean that he has been as immoral and hyprocrital as everyone else. Standing by quietly would make him a hyprocrite like everyone else.

It's about time more people refuse to accept reproachable behavior from actors, althletes, or music artists.

Posted at 11:12 AM on Oct 22, 2010 by mmmm
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Tell that to the Christian, Jews, Pagans and the Church of Flaming Azzwipes in Hollywood that signed the petition to support Roman Polanski the child molester than drugs minors and sodomizes them. You can read their names here. I'm sure you'll boycott their film based on your above post:

http://www.altfg.com/blog/politics/petition-for-roman-polanski-signatories/

1407 days ago
588.

kali    

The way I see it is Mel lost this movie over ramblings of a nobody due to the actions of Oksana releasing the tapes and photos for the world to think he abused her. He has never been charged and I don't for one minute believe he hit her.

Wouldn't it be interesting if Mel could sue her for wages lost?!

1407 days ago
589.

Lex    

Guess we have a lot of women hating, Jew hating, black hating, hispanic hating people in this country--oh not to mention hypocrites.

1407 days ago
590.

Ana    

What hypocrites! They'll have Mike Tyson but not Mel Gibson? Jealous and insecure are you now, Zachy, you fa*got! Can't wait to see Mel and Jodie's movie.

1407 days ago
591.

karen lee    

IN REUTERS US NEWS/ENTERTAINMENT: ZACH HIMSELF ADMITTED (last week) that "he was deeply upset with studio of Hangover 2" ...

Galifianakis alluded to trouble on the set of "Hangover II" … when Interviewed by Scott Aukerman, (he) said he was in "deep protest" and "up in arms" about a film he's working on. But I can't get the guys to (listen). ... I'm not making any leeway."

This cretin, NO-TALENT so-called comic ... IS SUPPOSED TO BE PART OF THE "younger" generation ... and he has NO EMPATHY for others?

KARMA IS A BITCH, zach. In the next FEW YEARS ... WHO WILL REMEMBER YOU ??? You'll last A NEW YORK second!

1407 days ago
592.

miriam    

With Mel's experience, they could have learned a lot about the business. It is a privilege and a great opportunity to work with him.

They lost out.

1407 days ago
593.

Tracie Terry    

One stupid movie that was funny the first time you saw it. It is amazing how important some actors think they are. He (zach) will be added to my list of actors that I don't watch their movies. There is so much hypocrisy in Hollywood. I wonder when all of us are going to learn to quit adding to their paychecks.

1407 days ago
594.

johnnyboy    

F**k Zach. I will not spend money on this one. What a bunch of punks.

1407 days ago
595.

Crissy    

I won't be wasting my $$$$ on Hangover 2. A little too judgemental, assuming and hypocritical. Mel is a great actor. Many actors/actresses have a darker side they don't want exposed. Many do drugs, lie and cheat, but they sure aren't boycotted by their peers. Bradley, you are the only "A list" actor in this movie- why don't you make a stand and refused to film unless Mel is given the chance to perform? You are actors...not our moral leaders...clean your own house first!

1407 days ago
596.

Crissy    

I won't be wasting my $$$$ on Hangover 2. A little too judgemental, assuming and hypocritical. Mel is a great actor. Many actors/actresses have a darker side they don't want exposed. Many do drugs, lie and cheat, but they sure aren't boycotted by their peers. Bradley, you are the only "A list" actor in this movie- why don't you make a stand and refused to film unless Mel is given the chance to perform? You are actors...not our moral leaders...clean your own house first!

1407 days ago
597.

labunny    

I say we all boycott the hangover movie. Yes, you are hipocrates! Yes you need to grow a pair. Yes, there is something terribly wrong when a rapist (Mike) is liked more than someone that has NOT been convicted. Wow, was not Mike the wife beater, rapist and drug addict????? But ofcourse your all morally correct to do what you did....HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

1407 days ago
598.

Steinmetz    

Hollywood hypocrisy. Time to boycot this movie. If Mel was a muslim and he yelled death to Americans they would have embraced him. It sounds like a great roll for him. Like this piss-ants that are running scared are so perfect.

1407 days ago
599.

Victoria Ramle    

I think they all need to leave Mel alone!!!!!!!!!!! I will not go to see that movie if they paid me!!! This Zack ass should be charged with slander and defamation of character!!! He's a Hateful CREEP!!!!!

1407 days ago
600.

Tellthetruth59    

Guess we have a lot of women hating, Jew hating, black hating, hispanic hating people in this country--oh not to mention hypocrites.

Posted at 11:32 AM on Oct 22, 2010 by Lex
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Muslim hating too! Don't forget Juan William who just got fired from NPR for saying that he gets nervous on a plane when he sees people in Muslim dress. He must hate all Muslims. Right? He lost his job because he expressed his fear that is likely shared by millions of people. Maybe the perfect/politically correct of the world, with no fears or prejudices need to launch into space and colonize another planet. Sad part is, they'll be extinct in 2 years because they'll consume one another. They are the most rabid haters of all.

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