Mel Gibson can’t avoid questions about his anti-Jewish comments. Dean Richards, a reporter for WGN in Chicago, brought up the topic once again, probably realizing that it was a great strategy for getting ahead. Gibson is obviously pissed off about it:
“That’s been almost four years, dude. I’ve moved on. But I guess you haven’t. … That was a while back, and I’ve done all the necessary mea culpas, so … let’s move on, dude.”
Richards wrapped up the interview with a standard thank-you-for-coming, and Gibson, drinking coffee, gave the reporter a thumbs-up before muttering a loud-and-clear [“asshole”] right into his mic before the satellite feed was cut.
The mea culpas don’t matter. Apologizing doesn’t work and never has. This is the kind of realization that radicalizes people. One can only hope that Gibson, with all his wealth, his movie-making ability, his fan base, and his connections in the movie industry will realize that there is no going back and that he will make movies that can change the world.