As the entire entertainment circuit catches up to the Zach Galifianakis Comedy Death-Ray interview, which is looking more and more like him agreeing to be the fall guy for ditching Mel Gibson’s The Hangover 2 cameo, everyone’s publicists are scrambling to make it known their clients were against it the whole time. Except for Bradley Cooper‘s, according to E! News:
While sources are tripping over themselves to say that the whole cast—Justin Bartha and Ed Helms though maybe not Bradley Cooper—were opposed to the casting coup, it’s Galifianakis who’s drawn the most blame thanks after going on record last week about his displeasure over the way the production was headed.
What’s interesting to note, however, is that the entire cast and crew were aware of the cameo a full month before it was announced this week. Via TMZ:
Multiple sources connected with the production tell TMZ … director Todd Phillips cast Mel in the role of a tattoo artist a month ago and that the entire cast and crew knew about it and were simpatico.
The problem came three days ago, when a story leaked that Mel would be shooting a scene for the flick. Our sources say the friends of some of the cast and crew started putting pressure on them to lodge sudden, last-minute displeasure with Phillips’ choice.
Regardless of who supported the cameo or not, all you’re going to hear, and rightly, is how The Hangover cast Mike Tyson, a convicted rapist, but won’t do the same for Mel Gibson. Although Tyson’s conviction was almost two decades ago – not that that excuses it – while Mel Gibson was just on tape over the summer threatening arson with dashes of racial slurs until somebody blew him. But don’t worry, he’ll make another acting comeback, especially when Oksana is charged with extortion which I believe happened – along with the abuse. Because if this site has taught me anything, it’s that Internet tough guys love supporting domestic violence by constantly commenting, “The bitch deserved it.” It’s almost as if typing those words makes them forget their sad, vagina-less existence unless there’s some benefit I’m missing from looking like a fucking idiot in public. I’m not a detective.
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