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How Mel Gibson Can Redeem Himself
Mel Gibson has already begun to atone publicly for the anti-Semitic tirade he unleashed while being arrested last week on a drunk-driving charge in Malibu, Calif. "I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said," the Passion of the Christ director said in a statement, adding that he would like to meet with Jewish leaders to "discern the appropriate path for healing."
But if he is to recover the goodwill of the public at large, and the Jewish and Hollywood communities specifically, Gibson has a long road ahead, say several image makers. The arduous path to redemption looks something like this:
1) Apologize to the people who write your paychecks: When New York Yankee slugger Jason Giambi was accused of using steroids, he expressed remorse first to his bosses, Yankee owner George Steinbrenner and the team's coaches. By staying in the organization's good graces, Giambi was able to stay on the playing field and win back fan support. "You've got to get to the people making decisions about your career," says Chris Lehane, onetime spinmeister for the Clinton White House. Gibson has already apologized to Disney, the studio releasing his film Apocalypto in December. He should keep on reaching out to his professional contacts, Lahane says. Gibson needs to show that he cares about their investment in him.
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Originally posted by yeah right
what is to keep them from tracking your every movement??
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by ThePieMaN
They are absolutely gonna blacklist him in Hollywood.
THAT is the other issue ... Hollywood is scared to death of this guy. He went off
and made a movie and made a FORTUNE on that movie (Passion) after Hollywierd
told him not to and refused to back it. He does his own thing and doesn't bow to
Hollywierd. They hate him. They are afraid of him.
Originally posted by ConspiracyNut23
I'm sure he considered going at it alone. However he needs distributors, and that isn't something he can do on his own. (and don't forget they didn't take it over, they created it.)[edit on 3/8/06 by ConspiracyNut23]
Do you have any handy links for this?
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But she questioned whether a factual TV mini-series about the Holocaust that Gibson announced he was developing late last year would now be "too hot to handle".