Stranger Things and Beetlejuice actress Winona Ryder has shared an unfond memory of fellow actor/director Mel Gibson, claiming that she once witnessed him hurl antisemitic and homophobic remarks during a party.
Ryder recalled to The Sunday Times her experience as a Jewish woman in Hollywood, and how studio bosses–including one who is Jewish himself–would scrutinize her looks, deciding if she looked too Semitic for a role. She also recalled her unpleasant encounter with Gibson.
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“We were at a crowded party with one of my good friends,” Ryder said. “And Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar, and we’re all talking and he said to my friend, who’s gay, ‘Oh wait, am I gonna get AIDS?’ And then something came up about Jews, and he said, ‘You’re not an oven dodger, are you?’”
Ryder also claims Gibson tried to apologize after the exchange.
Oscar-winner Mel Gibson has long come under fire for a history of antisemitic, homophobic and misogynistic remarks. In 2006, leaked audio of the actor during a DUI arrest went viral, notably for calling a female police officer “sugar t*ts” and saying “Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.” In 1991, the actor made homophobic remarks to the Spanish publication El Pais for which he later refused to apologize. Gibson’s films Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ have also come under fire for homophobia, with the latter also coming under extreme fire for anti-Jewish stereotypes.
Everybody in Hollywood knew about Mel Gibson. Remember, the South Park guys did an entire episode on him before any of his issues came out. The fact that his racism and craziness was well known enough that they made an entire episode about it shows that Gibson’s racism has been protected for years.
The guy should have been blackballed years ago.
@Cam…The thing is, he has never raged against the “business of Hollywood” to get blackballed. At the time he fit into the aesthetic and as we know this is truly a boys club. So..go figure.
@Smith David….I was going to agree with Cam…..but I think you are digging a little deeper truths, sad to say.
We all get mad, but when we rage in an attempt to bully (Gibson multiple times, and even the f*cking overrated Christian Bale [Terminator Salvation meltdown leak]) ……just now hard to watch their work anymore. …..I will say I recently saw some old pics of Mel from right around his first Mad Max/Tim days, and man, except for a flat ass was he handsome to look at back then.
Winona Ryder diction is unbearable. She’s probably a nice person, and a classic beauty, but I just cringe when she speaks.
As long as he his hatred sticks to Jews and gays he’s OK but let him say something suggestive to a woman and his career is over. That’s Hollywood today.
Except he has done that several times.
Mel Gibson has always been a racist piece of SH_T. Can not stand that low life scum.
He looks like hell…he deserves ugly, it fits his true identity!!!
The ugliness of his soul has been visited upon his face.
The best case scenario here was that he was too drunk/high to remember what he said. But he has been a hateful, angry anti-semetic, misogynistic, homophobic, racist sociopath for most of his life and these things get worse with age.
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