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Newspaper: Please Don’t Cover Up Racism


This is a picture of a few little blurbs from a local Toronto newspaper talking about celebrity sightings and doings. No, I will not mention which. If you read the middle blurb you will see them talking about what Mel Gibson is up to these days.

The blurb mentions that Mel Gibson’s career was destroyed but unless they’re being sarcastic and I miss the joke they blame it on “chronic alcohol poisoning.”

Wha????

How about blaming his career’s destruction on “letting his true, disgusting racist colors show when he gets drunk.” Or does alcohol poisoning/getting drunk make everyone into a racist douche? Or does the author of this piece just want to rewrite history so Mel doesn’t look so bad?

Again, maybe the reference to chronic alcohol poisoning is a joke that I just missed because I am not so into keeping up with the doings of celebrities.

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  1. Simon
    June 27, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Think of it this way, If it were not for the alcohol would his carreer still be going full throttle? Quite possibly yes.. One has to wonder who else might spout such awful racial slurs after months of binge drinking. Honestly who hasn’t said things they didn’t mean while completely wasted? God knows I have, take this comment for instance. 😉

    • June 28, 2011 at 12:02 am

      Haha. Well played! I refuse to believe, however, that Mel Gibson didn’t mean what he said as it has happened numerous times.

  2. mark h
    June 27, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Chronic alcohol poisoning. This is not a condition, although through being an alcoholic his true colours were revealed.
    Problem is there is no cure for being a bigot. So a little rewrite amd even when I read it, I skimmed it instead of the previous negative association.
    Good recognition.

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