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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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KoalaBabe    

64.

Cool! I hate Mel Gibson I think he's a douche. Has no talent and totally washed up. You are done Mel try reality tv

Posted at 3:44 AM on Oct 22, 2010 by Michelle


Michelle he made millions because he has no talents?
"rolls my eyes"

1376 days ago
62.

LISA    

I liked the first Hangover movie. Casting Mel as a tattoo artist was
such an inspired idea.

Where is the respect for a Man with the most incredible body of work,
and a great sense of humor ?! You DON'T kick a man when he's down
from being falsely accused of DV.

Zack the nobody will forever stay "Zack who?"

This is a rotten thing to do to Mel. The morale on that film is about to
nosedive big time. And it will translate onto the screen. I'm sure there
are a LOT of people on set that are furious, including the director himself.

Bad move.

1376 days ago
63.

Tellthetruth59    

Welcome to America and Hollywood's new blacklist! If you are Catholic or Christian and vocal about it we'll make sure you don't work! Mel Gibsons' ex-girlfriend had a bad day in court today because he never hit her and the tape were doctored for the purpose of extortion. Everyone knows that too, but they want to use it to blacklist Gibson. Hypocrites!

Your vapid sequel with your cast of nobodies will tank!

1376 days ago
64.

Your Aunt Bea    

Mel's an assaultive mysogonistic, alcoholic, Jew hater. Finally, a receipt. Hypocracy my A**. Well done!

Posted at 3:40 AM on Oct 22, 2010 by Msmassflex

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so, your point is?

1376 days ago
65.

KoalaBabe    

so, your point is?

Posted at 3:48 AM on Oct 22, 2010 by Your Aunt Bea

Hello Your Aunt Bea:)

There is a lot of one line spewers lol, like Michelle.

1376 days ago
66.

LISA    

Zack the nobody will forever stay "Zack who?"

This is a rotten thing to do to Mel. The morale on that film is about to
nosedive big time. And it will translate onto the screen. I'm sure there
are a LOT of people on set that are furious, including the director himself.

Bad move.

Posted at 3:47 AM on Oct 22, 2010 by LISA

To clarify the above post.

"I'm sure there are a LOT of people on set that are furious,
including the director himself." That means furious that Mel
will not be in the movie.

1376 days ago
67.

KoalaBabe    

Zach the c-lister actor, Mr.Nobody.

1376 days ago
68.

Your Aunt Bea    

Hi Koala babe. The demons are howling today...

1376 days ago
69.

KoalaBabe    

Yeah, Your Aunt Bea I been away for days, still trying to catch up.

Many threads while I was away.
Interesting twist, bodyguard claimed him and Oksana had been intimate! "ahem" somehow, I believed it.

1376 days ago
70.

Your Aunt Bea    

Yes, hilarious! And now to see what's been going on with emails, blackmails and all the other males in Oksana's sordid life...

The Oksana fell sharply on the Dow Jones today.

1376 days ago
71.

Bubba    

Come on people Mel committed a mortal sign in liberal land - he used the N word! Mike Tyson just raped some flash in the pan beauty queen no one cares about anyway.

You see its not so much what you do in Hollywood as it is what you say that counts.

1376 days ago
72.

Fidel's niece    

"Hangover" trailer was much
better than the movie,

I hope

H2 BOMBS! CRASH & BURN!


***Team Mel***

1376 days ago
73.

janet    

Gibsons cameo would have made the movie. Gibson has no problem making fun of himself. Gibson would have upstaged and not even know it.

This is the best publicity this movie has and it doesn't cost the producers a dime.

1376 days ago
74.

Originalkat    

Hate to think this but it is the rant from a few years ago that some hold against him. Is it right? NO! How unprofessional of the cast. Also, to give in because of "peer" pressure? I was excited about the sequel but now I won't go see it. I couldn't pay that kind of money and watch the movie knowing what they did. It was only a cameo and they should have been honored such a seasoned actor and director said "yes". He is not like he needed the part.

1376 days ago
75.

Kilmerfan     

More hypocrisy from Hollywood I never heard any "outrage" when terrorists threatened the makers of South Park and a cartoonist had to disappear (FBI term go ghost) for practicing their 1st amendment rights. Bart Simpson was right "We stand behind South Park if we were not so scared". God forbid they offend the wrong people.

Not one big shot stood up for South Park last spring.

Hollywood’s moral high horse and outrage are as phony as a 3 dollar bill

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