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Hollywood’s Cancel Culture Double Standard

Hollywood by Shinya Suzuki is licensed under Flickr CC BY 2.0
Mel Gibson got “canceled” before the term was in vogue, and many would argue it was the right call. The “Lethal Weapon” star’s anti-Semitic rant following a police stop on drunk driving suspicions in 2006, plus physical threats made to his then-girlfriend, depicted an out of control superstar.

Some even saw his 2004 blockbuster, “The Passion of the Christ,” as anti-Semitism on the silver screen.

Hollywood effectively slammed the door on his marquee-worthy mug, even as former co-stars like Jodie Foster and Robert Downey, Jr. rose to his defense.

Gibson went away for a while following the disastrous police stop. He didn’t appear on screen again until 2010. He remained radioactive, though, toiling in smaller films like “Get the Gringo” (2012) and “Blood Father” (2016) until the industry saw fit to employ him as a director once more.
Source: Bongino
Hollywood by Shinya Suzuki is licensed under Flickr CC BY 2.0