As everyone on the planet now knows, Mel Gibson was arrested Friday morning for drunk driving and used the opportunity to do a passionate Rodney King-style verbal beatdown on a Jewish police officer. Some entertainment pundits are spelling this as the end of his career.
Yes indeed. Because of this incident, Mel Gibson will no longer have any clout in Hollywood ever again. This highly shocking arrest (and the unexpected bigoted tirade that followed) will derail his career where Passion of the Christ, his previous remarks and his socio-political stances never could before. Arrests have been the death knell for Hollywood stars for decades; after all, who wants to see a megastar performer once they've been behind bars? No one, that's who!
Because of Friday's events, Gibson will probably lose most of his huge fanbase and will now have to cater to his die-hard loyalists, conservative Christians. After all, no moviegoer would ever dream of purchasing a movie ticket unless they agreed entirely with every star's personal agendas. So this is actually good news for Republicans, none of whom have seen a movie in years.
If Mel Gibson ever wants to work in this town again, he'll have to finance his films himself. This will no doubt prove devastating to him, as self-funded films are typically a risky bet. He'll most likely have to produce and direct his own work as well, and we can only imagine how that will turn out.
Mel may own Malibu, and the movie industry, and the GNPs of most small countries, but that doesn't mean anything when Johnny Law comes to direct! Wait, yes it does. What was my point again?