Liberals on social media have decided they're not quite ready to forgive Mel Gibson for his controversial 2006 DUI arrest, even after his return to former glory with the recent film, "Hacksaw Ridge."
Gibson is set to star alongside Vince Vaughn as a police officer in "Dragged Across Concrete." The officers strong-arm tactics, according to the Hollywood Reporter, are captured on video and released, forcing the duo to go underground into the criminal underbelly seeking revenge.
Heat Street reports that social media social justice warriors, upon announcement of the film's existence, took to Twitter to voice their displeasure and reassert that they believe the actor is a misogynist and racist.
Who knows if the brutality is racially-motivated? We haven’t read the script but would note that the director said nothing about racial conflict in his summary to the Hollywood Reporter.
SJWs also haven’t read the script but that didn’t stop them reacting with fury on social media.
One inventive tweet mentioned the impending birth of Beyonce's twins, with the individual lamenting that the singer's babies deserve better than the film:
Beyonce's babies deserve better than to be brought into a world where Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn play antihero racist cops— alanna (@alanna)1485982127.0
Gibson's career took a hit after his 2006 arrest when he was recorded making anti-semitic and misogynistic remarks to the arresting officers. He recently told Variety Magazine's "Playback" podcast that the incident was "unfortunate" and that he had "never discriminated against anyone."
"I was loaded and angry and arrested. I was recorded illegally by an unscrupulous police officer who was never prosecuted for that crime. And then it was made public by him for profit, and by members of — we’ll call it the press. So, not fair. I guess as who I am, I’m not allowed to have a nervous breakdown, ever,” Gibson said.
"I’ve never discriminated against anyone or done anything that sort of supports that reputation,” the actor/director continued. “And for one episode in the back of a police car on eight double tequilas to sort of dictate all the work, life’s work and beliefs and everything else that I have and maintain for my life is really unfair.”
Gibson was recently nominated for a best director Oscar for "Hacksaw Ridge," a film about a WWII conscientious objector. The film has also been nominated for Golden Globes for best picture and best director, and already won nine of 13 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts awards for which it was nominated. Gibson was recognized as director of the year at the Capri Hollywood Festival.