Mel Gibson Career Suicide?
An online gossip rag has published an account of yet another racist, misogynist diatribe by Mel Gibson and claims that it has it all on tape. Various political bloggers are presuming it all true, which isn’t entirely unreasonable given Gibson’s history.
Ed Driscoll thinks this spells the end of Gibson’s career in movies. I’m not so sure. After all, it doesn’t drastically alter Gibson’s image at this point. Further, most of us are able to separate a movie star’s personal life from the characters they portray on screen.
There are exceptions, of course. The oeuvre of O.J. Simpson is forever ruined for me. Then again, it wasn’t much of an oeuvre. And then there’s Woody Allen and Roman Polanski. But those are the only examples that come readily to mind.