‘Scandal’ actor criticizes Mel Gibson, says cancellation culture ‘doesn’t exist’
“Scandal” star Joshua Malina has something to say about Mel Gibson not getting canceled despite his many past controversies.
Malina, 55, wrote a strong Atlantic editorial, asking why the 65-year-old “Braveheart” star is still able to make a career in Hollywood after decades of accusations of anti-Semitic and racist language.
Gibson is about to make “Lethal Weapon 5” and Malina described her reaction to the news in her article.
“If Gibson is back to helm the final installment of this beloved franchise, maybe it’s time to stop publishing think tanks on the power of ‘culture cancellation’,” L wrote. ‘West Wing’ actor. “Because while he can continue to find a lot of money and approval in Hollywood, the culture of cancellation just doesn’t exist.
“It might seem like a minor matter if it doesn’t come at a time when my tribe members feel the walls closing in. Jews were the victims of more than 50% of religious hate crimes last year, ”Malina continued. “In recent years we have witnessed the Tree of Life massacre in Pittsburgh, the murder of the Chabad of Poway synagogue in California, harassed Jewish students on college campuses, the rise of European anti-Semitism – these are the headlines that make us feel unsafe.
“Is this really the time to glorify a man like Mel Gibson?” “
The Post has reached out to Gibson’s rep for comment.
Malina also reflected on how Gibson once again became “such a hot ticket”, despite its history. “Is it just that the memories of his hate speech have faded, while the Hollywood memory of his box office attraction remains?” Malina asked.
He went on to criticize Warner Bros. for their actions in hiring Gibson.
“It would be great if top executives, producers and actors also took a stand,” he said. “Then I could believe in this undo culture that I keep reading so much about. And I could also believe that the Jews, in fact, matter.
The “Mad Max” star has been involved in numerous anti-Semitic altercations throughout his 40-year career. Her father was even a once acclaimed university professor who denied the severity of the Holocaust. In 2006 Gibson was arrested for drunk driving in California. He then called a policewoman “sugar ts” and shouted “F-king Jews.” . . the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world ”, before asking another cop,“ Are you a Jew?
In 2010, the Oscar-winning actor reportedly launched a racist tirade against his then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. In a series of obscene explosions, Gibson reportedly yelled at Grigorieva that the way she was dressed would make her “raped by a pack of n——”. He added: “You look like a king pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n—— it will be your fault.”
More recently, actress Winona Ryder alleged that Gibson used an anti-Semitic slur at a party they both attended in 1995. Ryder, 50, spoke to the Sunday Times about the incident last year .
“We were at a packed party with a good friend of mine, and Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar,” the “Stranger Things” star told the UK-based store. She added that a conversation about Judaism had taken place, to which Gibson asked, “You are not a con artist, are you? He denied the charges in a statement at the time.