That’s what I wondered today as I read that actress Jodie Foster, in an interview with MORE magazine, said she is standing by Mel Gibson in the wake of accusations (and audio tape) of domestic abuse. Foster, who met Gibson back in 1994 while working on “Maverick” described the 54-year old Gibson as “the easiest, nicest person I have ever worked with.” That may be true of her experience with the actor but easy and nice are not two words that come to mind when you listen to the audiotape of Gibson screaming obscenities and threats at his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.Read More →
Good Enough Mother has been thinking about poor ol’ Mel Gibson the last couple of days (see my recent Mel’s Meltdown piece). A lot actually. It’s really sad that he still hasn’t internalized the lessons taught in the second grade; you know the “do unto others” and “words hurt” message.
His behavior was shocking because we got to hear those words with our own ears from the same happy go-lucky guy of Lethal Weapon fame. They were vile, hateful and made us collectively cringe. But this is nothing new for Mel. So I got to thinking how many people have enabled him throughout his career? Why didn’t anyone stand up to him?Read More →
Sometimes Good Enough Mother has to shake her head at the irony.
This time it comes courtesy of Mel Gibson’s profane, racist rant at Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of his baby. But the truly head shaking part is that it comes at the same time that one of the great works of literature turns 50 years old.
We all remember the Pulitzer Prize winning To Kill A Mockingbird from English class. Written by Harper Lee, it addressed topics that this nation was struggling to come to grips with. It was nearly impossible to read the book and not be transformed by it as Lee’s classic shone a light so bright and piercing into our national psyche. It made us examine how we felt about race and class and made us think about how we treated people who were different from us.Read More →