Friday, February 5, 2010
MEL GIBSON CALLS REPORTER AN ASSHOLE ON AIR
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Mel Gibson says an on-air insult this week was directed at his publicist, not a WGN reporter.
In a text message to KTLA’s Sam Rubin Wednesday, Gibson said his publicist was making faces at him off-camera, and the actor didn’t realize he was still on air when he called him an “a**hole.”
The flub was caught on camera during an interview between Gibson and WGN reporter Dean Richards about the actor’s new movie Edge of Darnkness.
Richards, like many other reporters, asked Gibson whether his audience will forgive him for his 2006 drunken outburst and anti-semitic remarks. Gibson was visibly displeased and responded with, “That’s almost four years ago, dude. I mean, I’ve moved on. I guess you haven’t.”
Gibson then requested Richards to move on, which he did and quickly wrapped up the interview. Gibson can then be heard saying, “a**hole” after sipping his coffee.
It was a situation eerily similar to a recent interview between Gibson and KTLA’s Sam Rubin.
The interview took a turn for the worse when Sam suggested some fans may be reluctant to welcome Gibson back to the big screen.
“I gather you have a dog in this fight?,” Gibson asked Sam, who is Jewish, regarding his anti-semitic remarks years ago.
The uncomfortable interview ended, and Gibson later apologized profusely to Sam during a private, off-camera meeting.