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Robert Downey Jr. Tells Hollywood To Forgive Mel Gibson!

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Well, we can certainly understand why he would feel this way, but we can't say we agree!

Robert Downey Jr. has long attributed Mel Gibson to helping him get his career back on track by casting him in Air America in 1990 despite his troubles with addiction back then, and during the now sober actor's acceptance of the American Cinematheque tribute last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, he implored audience members to forgive the Anti-Semite!

He says:

"Unless you are without sin—and if you are, you are in the wrong fucking industry—you should forgive him and let him work again."

Of course, nobody is perfect, and while we agree with that sentiment, there's a big difference between being down and out because you're struggling with the disease of addiction and repeatedly expressing hatred and rage toward a group of people for their religious beliefs!

That being said, we do commend Downey for not forgetting the help that Gibson gave him when he needed it, and still being a loyal friend!

But you still may be standing alone with your opinions, boy!

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79 comments to “Robert Downey Jr. Tells Hollywood To Forgive Mel Gibson!”



  1. 1

    Really sad for RDJ. It would be cool to be an example and say he forgives Mel and his reasons, but to tell others what they "should" do. Way to lead w/ your ego. Dangerous place to be for an egotistical addict, but I wish him the best.



  2. 2

    Love Downey. How many people can say they sat next to Downey at an occult bookstore on Melrose (to remain nameless) reading about the freemasons? I can!



  3. 3

    RDjr is an incredibly talented actor, and I commend his crossover to sobriety. But defending an anti-semite won't get him points anywhere! No matter how wasted RDjr was, he never made anti-semitic slurs or told his girlfriend he'd bury her in a rose garden!



  4. 4

    So, you shouldn't be forgiven for all those things you've said about people in the past? For outing people's sexuality? For calling people ugly and overweight? For judging others as a career? Expressing hate towards people in general? I can go on and on dude… I mean I understand its your job, but don't be a hypocrit about it.



  5. 5

    I commend RDJ, and Perez for posting this. Jesus, Gibson APOLOGIZED, that's ENOUGH…
    Good for Downey for speaking up, and boo to the perfect people out there who can't forgive.
    I don't like Gibson's movies for the most part… but he absolutely deserves another chance (or 2).



  6. 6

    Re: New Jersey Dude – If Gibson had said 'Jew Bankers of Europe' are the cause for all wars, well he would be correct! The German Bavarian Jewish Banking cartel are the funding source for the Hessians vs. Colonists, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Russian Revolution, Bolshevik Revolution, WWI and WWII, even Vietnam and what you see going on in the middle east (Libya)! And they work for the Royal houses of Europe and the Vatican as well as the Black Nobility of Rome! Not only do they fund the wars, they fund BOTH SIDES of wars! They also own the Federal Reserve Bank with the Rockefellers and the Queen of England and are the ones authorizing bailout after bailout bankrupting this country and other countries. Why can we tell the truth and talk about this? And then we cha-cha!



  7. 7

    Well you used to say terrible things about celebrities. Like, things that were seriously uncalled for. And when you apologized and asked for forgiveness people listened. Sure you never said anything anti-semetic, but it was generally disgusting.
    People demand an apology from him and when they get one it still isn't good enough. I think RDJ has a point.



  8. 8

    I think we all secretly hold some sort of prejudice toward everyone, even people of our own ethnic/religious background. We might not be silly enough to say it out loud, but it happens. I just think all the movies Mel Gibson has done over the past several years have been stupid, that's why a lot of people aren't supporting him, not will he be getting significant parts, as there are many Jewish people in Hollywood behind the scenes.



  9. 9

    Mel's a bit crazy.
    .
    So…who isn't?
    .
    He's fine.
    .
    Leave him alone.

  10. Jai says – reply to this


    10

    Mel is a truly disgusting human being. He's a racist, homophobic, sexist, physically abusive asshole. He doesn't deserve forgiveness of any kind.



  11. 11

    Perez, you make me sick when you act like the judge and jury. Who the fuck are you to judge Mel or anyone. You have fucked up so many times and even after you promised to change you continue to fuck up every now and then. Yet you still expect people to come to your site. If everyone were as unforgiving as you, you wouldn't have a site. You are so hateful and hatable.



  12. 12

    With all the homophobes, racists, and other anti-semites in Hollywood, its time to let Mel off the hook. He's repeatedly apologized for his slurs. And the majority of mud thrown at him by his ex ended up being false. The press needs to stop using him as filler and get on with their lives.



  13. 13

    RDJ needs to stay out of it. I don't think it's any other actors' place to tell me who to forgive. I have my own brain and it is my decision. They all are such egomaniacs to think we should all listen to their opinions, whether it be political or whatever. Get off your high horses and STFU!



  14. 14

    It's totally understood that Mel did some good things for people, I dont know anyone that's just plain dark on the inside, I just dont appreciate and like to avoid people that have that rough edge and violent prone as he has shown. I wish him luck, I'd just dont feel any desire to know or see more about him.



  15. 15

    this is a very ignorant/backwards comment. Not a wise person at all.



  16. 16

    RDJ is by no means the only celebrity to stick by him… He must have done SOMETHING right for his friends to put themselves out on the line and support him in public.

    And Perez… you do realize that many religions are anti-LGBT rights right??? I don't get why people don't see that… You can support religious views or equal rights but there is a grey area where they both conflict with each other. Things that sound good and peachy on paper aren't necessarily that way in reality.



  17. 17

    Mario hates Mel because Mel isn't 100% on board with Mario's Gay Nazi agenda.
    .
    If he could, Mario would send Mel to 'the ovens'.



  18. 18

    To Express_Lane,I agree with you in all that you said but People are so fast to judge,and the ones that do are the worst themself ~~!!~~



  19. 19

    Unless you are without sin—and if you are, you are in the wrong fucking industry

    Never has a truer statement been made.



  20. 20

    you know mel gibson has made an ass out of himself several times. his homophobic interviews, his anti semitic, egotistical dui arrest, and of course those wonderful phone rants. he has also said "there is no salvation for those outside the church" so i guess according to him he'll be fine. he's rich as god and i don't think anyone can really "keep" him from working. whether people want to actually spend their money on his product is another thing. i for one have better things to do with my hard earned cash then to give it to mel gibson.



  21. 21

    it's not a matter of forgiveness… I'm just sick and tired of Mel



  22. 22

    just a few of mel's highlights
    *
    "You look like a f*cking pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n*ggers, it will be your fault." — phone conversation with Grigorieva

    "I am going to come and burn the f*cking house down… but you will blow me first." — phone conversation with Grigorieva

    "You know what, you f*cking deserved it." — to Grigorieva after she asked, "What kind of man is that who would hit a woman when she is holding a child in her hands, hitting her twice in the face?

    "F*cking Jews… The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world… Are you a Jew?" — to male police officer during 2006 DUI arrest,

    "I want to kill him…I want his intestines on a stick… I want to kill his dog." —on New York Times reporter Frank Rich, who criticized The Passion of the Christ, to The New Yorker in 2003

    "I own Malibu… I am going to f*ck you." — to arresting officer during 2006 DUI

    "With this look, who's going to think I'm gay? I don't lend myself to that type of confusion. Do I look like a homosexual? Do I talk like them? Do I move like them?" —from the El Pais interview

    "I'll apologize when hell freezes over. They can fuck off." —to Playboy in 1995, about whether he'd issue an apology to gays and lesbians,



  23. 23

    Re: AttFinch – LMAO.Re: AttFinch – I just laughed so hard I fell out of my chair! These are funny! Lighten up you fucking marxists.



  24. 24

    well the problem with Mel is that he kind of works in the industry full of Jewish people …so they all took it personally…he is an asshole, but how many people really are? a lot, and not only famous, but in business and so on. still they work and earn money…
    anyway, there are far more worse issues in the world to focus on…

  25. mw says – reply to this


    25

    Is he being contrite and asking out forgiveness? I haven't heard that…I am all for second chances but that person needs to ask for it not a random third party (sorry RDJr.)



  26. 26

    Re: caravaggio the terrible – not quite sure how my comments had anything to do with Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. but speaking of funny, it sure is cute hearing about how exciting it was for you just because you got to "sit" next to that arrogant prick "Downey". and at an occult bookstore on melrose! OMG!!!! heaven forbid if you two would have actually made eye contact.



  27. 27

    Re: AttFinch – haahahaha! We did make eye contact and then some! Marxists has to do with uptight thought police-like liberatarians who are offended by every damn thing and have forgotten how to laugh. Gibsons lines don't even make sense - he must have been on psychiatric drugs or meds + booze.



  28. 28

    Mario's trains all run on time where young women and all conservatives are concerned. RDJ IS A TRULY CLASS ACT. Gibson is too. His comments were overblown (as Mario is doing here). Marios secretly offended bc of the "sugar tits" comment.

  29. Zip says – reply to this


    29

    Actually, it was Wesley Snipes that came to Robert's aid and had him cast in "U.S. Marshals" which was look at as Robert's first major comeback role, and you know what Robert's thanks to Wesley has been since Wesley has had his troubles? Silence, that is what!!!! And yet, he would seek to help Mel Gibson repeatedly, a man who needs no help, as he is work nearly a billion dollars, and caused his own problems, repeatedly. It is up to Mel to seek forgiveness, not his friends, to seek forgiveness for him. So Robert, what about Wesley??? You just forgot the man? Is skin color the issue?

  30. Fabu says – reply to this


    30

    Perez, it's time to let it go… good lord, you used to be quite the bully and said really ugly things about celebs until Ellen kicked your ass on national tv… so yeah, it's time for you to get over it… Mel Gibson is no saint, not by a long shot, but I will also say that the bitch he ended up with is nuts!!! Pick on her too if you're gonna continue to be mean to people.

  31. Zip says – reply to this


    31

    Amended: Actually, it was Wesley Snipes that came to Robert's aid and had him cast in "U.S. Marshals" which was looked upon by Hollywood as Robert's first major comeback role, and you know what Robert's thanks to Wesley has been since Wesley has had his troubles? Silence, that is what!!!! And yet, he would seek to help Mel Gibson repeatedly, a man who needs no help, as he is work nearly a billion dollars, and caused his own problems, repeatedly. It is up to Mel to seek forgiveness, not his friends, to seek forgiveness for him. So Robert, what about Wesley??? You just forgot the man? Is skin color the issue?



  32. 32

    Why doesnt this asshole just pay proper child suport to his baby moma and shut up ? Mel gibson is dusch bag !



  33. 33

    Re: Guesst – I LOVED suagrtits. I was saying that line in my sleep for like a month. LMAO.



  34. 34

    he is no good and doesnt even want to pay child support what a D BAG



  35. 35

    We all know nobody has ever gotten drunk and yelled at their girlfriend before. Of course, if you're Brandy and kill people because you were negligent you must be OK



  36. 36

    Zip, you must be black.



  37. 37

    HE BEAT HIS STEPSON



  38. 38

    Re: caravaggio the terrible – i wish i could laugh more like you. i'm sick of everyone and everything in america. If you stuck a lump of coal up my ass, in two weeks you'd have a diamond.



  39. 39

    Perez, when you decided to go 'nice' did you also think that that meant you had to become a sanctimonious bore? I look at the pics, but I can't stand your commentary anymore. You sound like an over-earnest little sunday school boy with a simple mind. Once you 'report' the gossip, leave it there - I for one don't care to hear your moral judgements on every action of your celebrity targets.



  40. 40

    Everything Mel said about the Jews was TRUE!



  41. 41

    Anti-Semite = A Non-Jewish person who reveals Jewish people's DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS…



  42. 42

    Re: 80kay11 – No he did not; his girlfriend was an INSANE GOLD-DIGGING RUSSIAN MAIL-ORDER BRIDE who just happened to also be a WHORE…



  43. 43

    RDJ is right on……..who is truly "without sin?'……….no one……we have all said cruel, ridiculous things and then thought we shouldn't have done that, all after the fact. Does anyone recall the monies Mel has poured in charities. For those of you are negative, just what have you done for your fellow man? I am certain it not comparable to what he's donated throughout the years.



  44. 44

    Re: AttFinch – Mel's been pulling out of Malibu and that town is broke & scraping by; the homeless are actually wealthier than some of its homeowners….



  45. 45

    I would like to hear the comments that most of you make when you are drunk? Have you never said anything hateful, then regretted it? Perez you continue to be a self righteous hypocrite who never took resposibility for his own form of blog bullying. If you are without sin then throw your stones at Mel and any other celebrity that you account unredeemable. In the mean time maybe you should clean up your own shit.



  46. 46

    Re: AttFinch – "When Cameron was in Egypt's land….Let my….Cameron ……Goooo".



  47. 47

    Re: crom33

    I love Perez but Crom33 is absolutely right about your mean spirited blogs once upon a time. I believe I heard that some person, possibly from the View, called you on being viscious…………



  48. 48

    So alcoholism isn't a serious-enough disease for Mel Gibson to struggle with and earn your approval for making mistakes? Perhaps, he should have taken the road to redemption and abused cocaine, crack and prostitutes like our dear Robert Downey…

    Perez Hilton - you have got to be kidding. You can't possibly believe the garbage you manage to post on this site?

    Thank God Mel wasn't bashing Gays… We know there would be no forgiveness there.



  49. 49

    Everyone had written RDJ off you if care to remember. He kept going back to the drugs and jail. And when he finally got out and off the stuff, no one would step up to the plate for him except Mel. That says something. So RDJ has every right to tell people to give Mel another chance….because of Mel, he got one! And after seeing Sherlock Holmes….it would be very sad indeed if we didn't have the genius of RDJ today! Yes, Mel said stupid stuff, a lot when he was drunk. And a lot when he was being egged on by that gold digging OX from Russia. I highly doubt Mel is abusive towards women. It was the gold digger trying to get more gold…and boy did she, by taping him while she riled him up.



  50. 50

    Re: caravaggio the terrible – Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people



  51. 51

    Oh boo the fuck hoo..He was hammered as hell and said something stupid. Get over it. Jews act is if they were the only group of people mindlessly slaughtered in history. Most people do not care. If some black guy started talking shit about whites I would still see his movies…THE ONLY reason why Mel Gibson's career took a nose dive is because most of Hollywood is indeed controlled by jews.



  52. 52

    and someone needs to tell him how to act.



  53. 53

    Re: AttFinch – "I could be the walrus."



  54. 54

    It is too soon Robert!
    Eventually when mel changes his bigoted ways.



  55. 55

    most people are sick and tired of jews, so they were never mad at mel, most people agree with him



  56. 56

    Can you guys believe Nancy "Blow Job Queen" Reagan worked her way up the Hollywood casting couch by blowing every studio mogul in town?



  57. 57

    Geez Perez, yet a lot of people forgave you for a lot of horrible things you said about a lot of people including underage girls!! So maybe you should step up to the plate and give back a little forgiveness yourself!



  58. 58

    He's right. If you think that RDJ's only sin was to be addicted to a substance you're an idiot. That's what he was saying. The difference is Mel was caught on tape. The rest of us usually aren't caught in tape. So go jump in a lake.



  59. 59

    Forgive him? He isn't sorry!



  60. 60

    downey and mel can say all the shit they want… BUT it's the buying public who will determine his forgiveness and apology. we fight with our pocket books. and if no one wants to see his shit or his work then so be it!! mel gibson is done. no sense making any production, film, or whatever if the public has ZERO confidence in you. That's the truth!! And no promoter will vouch for someone that the public hates. NEXT!!



  61. 61

    The former addict is demanding forgiveness for the drunk anti-semite? Nice. It would be easier if 90% of Hollywood's power players weren't Jewish and if Mel Gibson weren't a colossal asshole. :) His racism is 1/4 of his problems.



  62. 62

    Re: AttFinch – "This is Mister George Petersen! I want my daughter outside the school in TEN minutes! What? What did you say? pardon my French….but you're an asshole!! What? Asshole! "



  63. 63

    Never forgive anyone for being or voting Republican. They caused most of our problems and refuse to help fix them. Republicans are immoral unAmerican traitors who know nothing about economics. Deficits don't matter according to Dickless Cheney and Bushy.



  64. 64

    Re: boston61 – Traitors? Excuse me while I whip this out! Your liberal President Woodrow Wilson let a European central bank take over our banking system in 1913! The Federal Reserve is privately owned by off shore German Bavarian Jewish Banking families alongside Rockefeller and the Queen of England, who control JP Morgan Chase.



  65. 65

    Re: caravaggio the terrible – I LOVE reading your comments! As for AttFinch….I would bet he would pay to see Michael Vick play.



  66. 66

    Re: caravaggio the terrible

    Yes, Republicans are traitors. Who cares about 1913. We just need more tax cuts for the super wealthy and everything will be fixed. What a load of crap.



  67. 67

    Re: witchwoman – Hahahaha. thanks. were just script reading ferris bueller.



  68. 68

    Re: boston61 – No, we need to throw the europeans and the FED out of the united states and then we can END the federal income tax put into place by the FED in 1913. See : FEDERAL INCOME TAX ACT OF 1913.

  69. eddi says – reply to this


    69

    all of you should be ashamed of yourselves!!!
    no one is perfect!!! we all make mistakes and say the wrong things when we're hurt or crushed or even when we're drunk!!! there is no one who is innocent!!! we are all guilty to one extent or another!!!
    "let he who is without sin cast the first stone "
    forgiveness is the heart of who we should be come!! for we all need it whether you're the average Joe or a prisoner!! none of are exempt!!!
    my heart and prayers go to Mel and to all of you who judge without publication..
    one day we all we be publicized for all our crimes and social injustices we have committed against God and our fellow man
    grow up and learn to forgive!! for you're no better than Mel!!
    Mel you will always be our friend and we forgive you in the name Christ the blessed one!!!!
    may his name be glorified forever and ever!!!



  70. 70

    No. I never will - it's a character and personal history issue. RDJ must have better objectives to pursue.



  71. 71

    Re: caravaggio the terrible – Love to read your comments! I bet AttFinch would pay to watch Michael Vick play…..



  72. 72

    i forgive mel but i dont forgive downey the distaste ofex heroin addicts still hangs in air so hes the one i dont forgive mel isnt a ex heroin addict..i think hes great he got his life back on track but i dont forgive the life that everyone else doesnt have spirialing out of control to that level of addiction.
    destroying his great looks .



  73. 73

    Maybe Mel should try and forgive himself first.

    Peace out.



  74. 74

    RDJ is just giving a shout out to someone who has been a good friend to him, so get off his ass. It shouldn't change your feelings on Mel at all!



  75. 75

    Re: kappuhcheenoh

    **my apologies in advance if there end up being dup posts**
    Pg 1/2-
    And how would we know? At that time, there was no online, 24/7 media. Gossip sites were limited to print. He could have said anything but we wouldn't know it because it became "buried" so quickly.
    As for either of the episodes with MG, neither would have been known about if someone hadn't made it public for their personal gain! I'm certainly NOT condoning what was said either time, but I know for fact that I (and most everyone else) am not the most "conscious" of what I might say when pushed to my utter edge. Oxskanka is a full on gold digging *itch, and they were private phone conversations (which btw, were recorded illegally as her life was NOT in danger) she sold those to ROL after having them edited of course. She's lying if she said she didn't, if she hadn't then why didn't she sue ROL or its parent co?



  76. 76

    Re: kappuhcheenoh

    pg 2/2-

    The biggest reason MG is in so much hot water now is because he pissed off the Jews in Hollywood. They didn't want to back him for the "PotC", so he put his own $$$ into it and made MILLIONS that no one else had the rights to a "cut" of. So then, all of a sudden the Jews in the movie were portrayed "stereotypically" and he "blamed the Jews" for the crucifixion of Christ. Read the fricking Bible, it was portrayed exactly as written.

    What a person says in their own home, on their own property, etc is their OWN BUSINESS. Does it make what someone says right? No. There are also many people who would say something non "PC" but would never dream of acting on the thoughts or ideas stated.
    Damn people, geniuses are always eccentric to some degree. And Mel Gibson IS a genius at what he does, even if most of you won't admit it.



  77. 77

    Re: Pacific Ocean Gal

    Actually, no one was talking to YOU (nor the general public). He was talking to all the azz wipes in Hollywood. (you know, the ones who are demanding Mel stays down and going WAY OUTTA THEIR WAY to see that he does!).



  78. 78

    "Unless you are without sin—and if you are, you are in the wrong fucking industry". This is the mentality of someone who's guilty of immoral actions themselves and have a lot of things on their conscience. This is not about empathy nor Mel Gibson, he is projecting and also rationalizing. He is basically saying, "if I can forgive him, then I should also be forgiven for what I've done in the past and what might be exposed in the future".
    Also, if we follow his logic, then it doesn't matter how small or big your "sins" have been, you do not have the right to judge others. So someone who stole a chocolate bar as a kid, can't judge a pedophile, a rapist, a robber, a racist, an abuser and the list goes on. So if someone beat up his kid, he can't judge. If someone killed one of his loved ones, he can't judge. Yes, his logic is logical indeed. Let's get rid of the criminal justice system while we're at it.

  79. Heh says – reply to this


    79

    He's not standing alone may people agree with him, people make mistakes and Mel is way too talented to be written off for some drunken comments he made…At least he can blame alcohol what's the excuse for someone who makes a living hating people? Its pretty hypocritical to expect to be forgiven for being this horrible bully for the past few years while saying these things about Mel thats pretty unbelievable