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Winona Ryder Says Mel Gibson Was Anti-Semitic When He Was Sober, Too

If I were to tell you that Mel Gibson has said something antisemitic, I imagine your response would be along the lines of “No s**t, everyone knows that. They even did a South Park about it.” I think Mel Gibson has mostly coasted on the fact that his racist outbursts came when he was drunk, but Winona Ryder gave The Sunday Times an indication of what he was like sober and the answer is “still racist.”

“We were at a crowded party with one of my good friends. 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?’”

He sounds charming, doesn’t he?

So, is Mel Gibson next for a cancellation? I mean, he is the top trending topic on Twitter because of this.

It seems unlikely.

These aren’t exactly new allegations against Gibson. Everyone knows that he’s a crazy, racist, homophobic piece of s**t already.

The main thing we’re learning about cancel culture is that you can really only cancel people who have no actual power. If you’re a nobody who makes a joke people wrongly assume is racist, you can end up with your life derailed for years. But if you’re Louis CK, you can still pack clubs and stadiums. If you’re Mel Gibson, you can still make movies.

Most people don’t really care if celebrities are bad people. We kind of assume even the good ones are bad people. You like music? The people who make it have all been up to some shady s**t. I haven’t kept up on all the allegations against Chris D’Elia, but even in the worst-case scenario he didn’t do anything David Bowie didn’t.

So sure, Mel Gibson is a shitty person, but do you really want to never watch Lethal Weapon again to change some s**t you can’t change anyway?

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