On Our Radar

Last week, Radaronline.com reported on exclusive audio of fights and voicemails between Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. The audio was laced with racist and sexist epithets, threats of rape and assault and justification for a previous violent attack.

What’s this? Mel Gibson spewing hate? Surprise, surprise.

This isn’t Mel’s first public shaming. You may recall his anti-Semitic rant during his 2006 DUI arrest. Or if you missed that, perhaps you caught his homophobic and sexist comments during interviews.  Or maybe you actively avoided his racist/controversial film (Apocalypto, anyone?)? Given his track record of hate, sexism and bigotry HOW is this guy’s career still relatively intact? Check out this interesting critique on The Daily Beast.

If this was anyone else, would we as a society give them so many chances? What sorts ways can we as the general public hold celebrities accountable for their actions?

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