Mel Gibson Cut From ‘Hangover 2′

Okay, so maybe this was what Zach Galifianakis was pissed about.

After a heavily publicized report – which was most likely a litmus test for audience reactions – revealed Mel Gibson would have a cameo in The Hangover 2, director Todd Phillips just announced this afternoon the cameo was axed after the cast and crew protested. TMZ reports:

“I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of Jeff Robinov and his team. But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew.”

Of course, the cast could’ve simply been against going with a ham-fisted gag based solely on shock value, but we probably shouldn’t rule out them waking up to a bed full of bagels left there by the Jewish Mafia. (Store brand, mind you. Not Thomas’s. At those prices?)