Wait…What?

This week, news broke that Mel Gibson will have a cameo in The Hangover 2. Which…fine. Whatever. Every disgraced celebrity has to start their earnest comeback somewhere.

But in a story about this highly anticipated event, The Marquee Blog reports that Jodie Foster said the following when told about Gibson’s cameo:

“He is incredibly loved by everyone that’s ever come into contact with him or works with him,” Foster said. “He is truly the most loved man in the film business, so, hopefully that stands for something.”

Huh.

Two interesting claims here:

1) Mel Gibson is loved by everyone that’s ever come into contact with him or worked with him.

Everyone? Strong words, Jodie. You know who I bet disagrees with that? Most Jews. Black people. Other minorities. You know who else? Mel’s ex-wife and ex-girlfriend. Also, that cop he called “Sugar Tits.” Also, probably everyone in the world who’s not either a sycophant or mentally ill.

“You look like a fucking bitch in heat. And if you get raped by a pack of niggers, it’ll be your fault, all right?” — Beloved Mel Gibson

2) He is truly the most loved man in the film business.

This is where Jodie really goes off the rails. I know that Jodie and Mel share a deeply intertwined past, highlighted by their famous closeted-lesbian/insane-racist chemistry on the set of Maverick. But you would think that Foster would be level-headed enough not to make a claim that might be the literal opposite of the truth. Maybe the Hinckley thing fucked her up more than we knew.

Here is an extremely abridged list of men who are more loved in the film business than Mel Gibson:

  • Harvey Weinstein
  • Michael Bay
  • Tom Cruise
  • Steven Seagal
  • Dax Shepard
  • Ari Emanuel
  • Jack Valenti
  • Michael Eisner
  • Kid Rock’s midget
  • Brandon Davis
  • Vincent Gallo
  • David O. Russell
  • Local narcotics agents
  • Chris Farley’s untalented brother

“I don’t need medication. You need a fucking bat to the side of the head, alright? How about that?” — Beloved Mel Gibson

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