I know what you’re up to, Mel

Friday, August 18th at 9:14 pm Leave a comment

drinkI haven’t cared much—really, at all—about the recent Mel Gibson hubbub. Maybe this is because I had no interest in him in the first place, or maybe more because I don’t see the point in discussing it to death and rather put my faith in karma to do its job (i.e. nobody going to his next big-screen production). But then, of course, I do end up hearing about one thing that strikes me as perhaps blog-worthy. From the Seattle P.I. article:

Gibson volunteered to make a public-service announcement about the hazards of drinking and driving, but the judge did not make that a condition of his sentencing.

Not to automatically be cynical, but I can’t for the life of me believe that Mel Gibson wants to do a PSA for the benefit of others. Shouldn’t he go to, um, at least a handful of AA meetings before even suggesting this? Is it not obvious that this was simply something his lawyer, PR people, etc., recommend to him in an effort to salvage a fast-sinking career?

Not to mention that the judge obviously did not think a PSA was necessary for Mel on his path to alcohol-free enlightenment. And you know why? It’s because this is not a punishment to Mel, it’s a publicity benefit, unless the PSA is composed of him disheveled and intoxicated, humiliating himself to an even more embarrassing degree, so that he is so shamed by his behavior that he involuntarily gags every time he sees a container of alcohol.

Pssh. Shame on you, Mel. And for a different reason than everyone else seems to be talking about.

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