Monday, September 25, 2006

Mad Mel - Prophet Of Doom

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mel Gibson has returned to the spotlight to promote his upcoming movie "Apocalypto," and to criticize the war in Iraq, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Almost two months after he railed against Jews when he was arrested for driving drunk in Malibu, the actor made a surprise appearance Friday at Fantastic Fest, an event in Austin, Texas, devoted to new science fiction, horror and fantasy films, the trade paper said in its Monday edition.

He presented a work-in-progress screening of his Mayan adventure tale, and then took questions.

In describing its portrait of a civilization in decline, Gibson said, "The precursors to a civilization that's going under are the same, time and time again," drawing parallels between the Mayan civilization on the brink of collapse and America's present situation. "What's human sacrifice," he asked, "if not sending guys off to Iraq for no reason?"

It is certainly a pity that I was unable to attend his movies screening and make queries during the Q&A.

I most certainly would have asked, “Mr. Gibson, why should the American public give a crap what you think about the Iraq war, you miserable bigot?” “As a follow up if you are saying that you dislike the US military presence in Iraq, could we surmise that you are pro-Al Qaeda?"

Maybe that is why I did not receive an invitation to the screening.

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