Back when Robert Downey Jr. was virtually unhireable thanks to a mammoth coke addiction and penchant for dressing like Wonder Woman, Mel Gibson gave him a chance and cast him in The Singing Detective thus providing the Viagra that would harden RDJ’s career all up in our faces wow that was a weird analogy. Anyway, since then, Mel Gibson has become a pariah after drunkenly stating the Jews control everything and following that up by demanding blowjobs with threats of fiery death, admitting to striking women to “bring them back to reality” and suggesting that black people travel in packs raping people. So almost exactly like Robert’s coke problem – you can barely tell them apart – which is why Iron Man decided to go, “C’mon, you guys,” at the American Cinematheque Awards over the weekend. Via Us Magazine:
“Unless you are without sin — and if you are, you are in the wrong f**king industry — you should forgive him and let him work,” the Iron Man star said.
Downey, who famously struggled with substance abuse himself in the past, costarred with Gibson in the 1990 film Air America. “He taught my many things, and I will use the ‘C’ word — courage,” Downey said. “There’s nothing so much wrong with him. Of course you have to worry about the guy making the judgment here. He’s a good dude with a good heart.
… “Mel and I have the same lawyer, same publicist, and same shrink. I couldn’t get hired and he cast me,” Downey said. “He said if I accepted responsibility — he called it hugging the cactus — long enough, my life would take meaning. And if he helped me, I would help the next guy. But it was not reasonable to expect the next guy would be him.”
While it’s classy of Robert Downey Jr. to stand up for the one person who gave him a break when no one else would, he’s gotta remember that Mel Gibson threatened to burn down an entire house containing himself, his infant daughter and the mother of said infant just because she decided to get in the Jacuzzi first before fellating him. As if the guy wasn’t scary enough, fucking arson/suicide is part of his repertoire now. That’s like inviting Hitler over and finding out he has a lightsaber. “Ze streusel tastes like a Jew!” *slices through coffee table* “Now who vill blow me?!”
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