AirTalk for May 6, 2011

This summer, Mel Gibson is…unforgivable?

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In this handout photo provided by the El Segundo Police Department, Mel Gibson is pictured in a booking photo at the El Segundo Police Department on March 16, 2011 in El Segundo, California.

Before there was Charlie Sheen, there was Mel Gibson. In 2006, Gibson got a DUI and while being arrested he accosted the arresting Jewish officer with anti-Semitic remarks. In 2010, audio recordings revealed Gibson verbally abusing his wife, complete with sexist and racist remarks. He also has a history of homophobic statements going back to 1991. This week, Gibson makes his return to the big screen in The Beaver. The actor has apologized profusely, usually through his publicist, for his words and actions. But has he managed to redeem himself, despite all he’s done? Will his egregious behavior affect the movie negatively? Is it possible to disassociate “Mad Mel” from Mad Max?


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