Mel Gibson: 'Forgive Me for What?'

I 'didn't hurt anyone,' he says in interview
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2012 11:35 AM CDT
Mel Gibson: 'Forgive Me for What?'
Mel Gibson answers audience questions following the premiere of "Get The Gringo" at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.   (Jack Plunkett/AP Images for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)

Is Mel Gibson the least self-aware actor of all time? He appears so in a rare interview with this week, in which Gibson—he of the anti-Semitic drunk-driving rants and various racial slurs—says he doesn't exactly know what Hollywood has against him. It's not a very forgiving town, Gibson says, but then again, "I don't think they think there's reason to forgive. And forgive what to begin with? What are they asking for? It's almost like can you please forgive me for what? What did I do, really?"

"It is kind of ridiculous," he continues. "So it's kind of hard to pinpoint exactly what needs to be forgiven and I don't consider that anything does because I didn't hurt anyone. But you know, hey that's life. It ain't easy and it's not fair. You've just got to slip the old water off the back and move on." Click for the entire lengthy interview. (Read more Mel Gibson stories.)

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