Proving once again that Robert Downey, Jr. is the coolest guy on planet Earth, he championed Mel Gibson after receiving his American Cinematheque Award.
Article after the jumpity-jump.
Before you scoff – read the article and what RDJ said. I’m a hard guy to impress, but Mr. Jr. continues to affect me.
This is a guy who has gone through some shit and had a friend help him out. Now that friend is in some trouble of his own and Mr. Jr. is trying to give a little back.
I’m not apologizing for Mel Gibson’s behavior. People do and say stupid shit when they are drunk or high. Hell, I do stupid shit whether I’m drunk or high or not. Point being, I don’t think he’s a bad guy. I just think he’s done some shitty things and made some mistakes. Spouting drunken racial slurs isn’t nearly as bad as hitting women, in my mind, but he probably did both – that’s a lot to apologize and make up for. I’m on the side of giving Mel Gibson as many chances as he needs. After all, I’m neither Jewish nor a female Russian model, so I hardly have anything at stake.
Plus, I like his movies.
You’re a liar if you say you don’t.
Now go see The Beaver.
Also, I think RDJ’s wife is Jewish, so that’s over half of the battle. COUNT IT!