Mel Gibson out, Liam Neeson in for 'Hangover 2'
October 22nd, 2010
09:46 AM ET

Mel Gibson out, Liam Neeson in for 'Hangover 2'

Mel Gibson in "The Hangover 2"? Not anymore, says director Todd Phillips.

Though the troubled 54-year-old actor had been confirmed to do a cameo as a Bangkok tattoo artist in the follow-up to the 2009 hit comedy, he has now been cut from the film.

“I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of Jeff Robinov and his team," Phillips told CNN in a statement. "But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew.”

Phillips didn't specify who wasn't on board with Gibson joining the cast, but some are speculating that it might have been actor Zach Galifianakis, who alluded to problems on the set during a podcast earlier this month, reports New York magazine's Vulture.

"I'm in a deep protest right now with a movie I'm working on, up in arms about something. But I can't get the guys to [listen] ... I'm not making any leeway," he said. "I'll tell you about it later. It's very frustrating."

Update, 5:30 p.m.: It looks like Liam Neeson may be taking Mel Gibson's spot. The actor's rep tells CNN that reports of Neeson joining the "Hangover 2" cast as a tattoo artist are true "pending clearance of cast and crew background check."

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  1. steve

    Your all little cry babies, Mel Gibson is a great actor and the rest of it doesn't matter. Everyone in society is becoming little pansies that cry about everything.

    If the truth about all celebreties ever came out the world would be shocked im sure. Grow a pair and stop crying about stuff that has no impact on your lives you wimps.

    October 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Zach Fannikisser

    What a poser! I am going to protest the movie and I suggest all Mel Gibson fans do the same. So Zach Fannikisser wants to endear himself to someone so he protests Mel Gibson? Ohh the rapist Tyson was ok for the set of Hangover 1? Oh you weren't a big enough movie star then? Now Zach Fannikisser wants to make a statement? POSER! I have been giving Fannikisser the benefit of the doubt for a couple of years... but dude... your weird Joaquin Phoenix rapper style of comedy isn't funny. Its only funny in a child molester sort of way.

    October 26, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Stevo

    Like the switch. It'll be awesome to see Liam Neeson play that kind of role because he's never really had a comedic role like that. It's also kind of funny the role went from an anti-semite to Oskar Schindler.

    October 26, 2010 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. Queen

    It would of been nice to see him in the movie....i really dont care about wat hes has done....y ???cause if none of my bizzznessss.....love his movies...

    October 26, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. Superhiro

    Who cares. Mel Gibson isn't and never has been funny so him being axed from a comedy is a plus. Also, imo, he's never made one good film ever.

    October 25, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lily Daisy

    Most of us loved Mel Gibson, but as it stands now, he would probably be more of a liability, especially should he be found guilty of all the abuse. They couldn't take a chance with the pic's gross potential. I think Liam is a great choice.

    October 25, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. Durk

    It was dumb involving Mel in the first place, talk about a PR nightmare.
    I'd like to see all of you keyboard cowboys call Tyson an ear-biting rapist to his face.

    October 25, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. SKY

    MEL HAS A PROBLEM WITH JEWS, HE GETS THIS HATE FROM HIS DAD.
    TIME IS MONEY TO MANY PRODUCTERS. MEL IS A PROBLEM AND
    NO ONE WANTS TO DEAL WITH UNECESSARY PROBLEMS AND STRESS.

    October 25, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  9. Rob

    Too bad I was hoping this would be a come back film for Mel Gibson. I loved Mel Gibson in lethal weapon and many other roles he has had. I think many people are out to ruin his reputation and it is unjustified the lady was just a gold digger looking to make some money and willing to destroy mel. Mel has had drinking problems so what. I still think the guy is a great actor and makes great movies.

    October 25, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  10. KPJ

    Give me a break....Check your history people.....Many Many huge actors that we love have been bigots and racists. If i didnt go to a movie because an actor had srewed up views, i would never see one. Mel Gibson i s great actor and a huge talent. I dont give a s–t what he thinks about in his private life, because i am not in his private life. All u people crying about his views probably have some of the same ones......u just have them in the closet.

    October 25, 2010 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  11. K.Bickers

    So what......you guys find out Mel Gibson is just as normal as any other disfunional family out there and your surprised? You know what guys...Mel Gibson is one of the best actors of all times and hes a very good director too. He didnt have to show up in this movie at all. All you former "so called" Mel Gibson fans should stick with him like me. Lets not forget that he was in some of the best movies of all time as a professional actor. Mad Max, etc. why dont you guys loose faith in Russle Crow doesnt he do the same thing? Drink and fight? By the way i like him too.

    October 25, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  12. ILAN

    HAHAHA...no more Mel Gibson. Looks like his career is finished. Not to fret though, there is a help wanted ad at Wendy's down the street from where i live.

    October 25, 2010 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  13. Madon

    Nobody from us has listened any social criticism addressed to jewish ethnicity from Mel Gibson.
    But today every body here can see many bloggers are expressing their hatred , attacks, oppression, professional action toward one person. Just yesterday you adore him, and today you put your nose in his private life and open haunting. Who you are? Human being?
    Using word "racism" what do you now about the meaning this word? When you fill an application did you found in section "Your race" next to White, Black, Spanish the word Jewish>? No thei are not "race", they ethnicity.
    When you use "antisemite", do you know Semite means a broad number Arabs, Ethiopian and many others.

    October 24, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Know-It-All

      @Madon

      Actually dummy, Jewish is not an ethnicity either. Race and ethnicity are basically the same thing. Jewish people practice Judaism, which is a religion, something that has no connection to your race or ethnicity. You've been served, that's what you get for being a know-it-all.

      October 25, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mr.Marcus

    I would've liked to seen Mel Gibson play a tattoo artist. I can't see Liam Neeson pulling off some interesting watchable character. I thought the Mel Gibson casting was inspired, just like everything else about the first Hangover, from casting Mike Tyson to casting Ken Jeong as a Las Vegas gangsta. You can bring an actors off screen problems into the movie theater with you if you like, but when I go to the movies, I'm going to forget about my problems for a few hours, not be reminded of them. The Hangover is meant to do just that. The Hangover 2 should continue the process.

    October 24, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. WOW

    WOW really so much hate over a actor no one has any "REAL" idea about, I think he is a wack job also, but .... I mostly protest actor on moral ground which is not ver mature probably either, because I don't really know them, but some here treat Mel's behaviour like life and death issue. WOW, strange lot some of you.
    You don't truely know your spouse you sure don't know hack, in this case Mel
    But Mel, by his interesting behaviour seem odd at time, ok lots of times, but since the jew crap, the press is out to get him, don't say anything public about jews blacks or .... but please slander white, you get bonus points. LAUGHING

    October 24, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Anti evvrytiingg

    Wow – all this emotion over a movie and who is in it. People toss around the racist label like nothing. Mr. Zion, Fred Fields probably uses it alot and look at him – making the most racist comment on here. But that's right, he a member of a protected group, one of history's many victims. He's allowed to be hypocritical. Miguelito, no te enojes. How pathetic, people getting on their moral highhorses when it suits their casue when all they really worship is the almighty filthy lucre. When are people going to realize that we all end up in the same place in the END. Who gives a damn about what you think. That's why the world is such a disaster......everyone with too much mouth, with inflexible religious convictions, wanting to control everyone else. But I digress.

    October 24, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  17. jim

    Why would anyone care what a no-talent hack like Galifianakis thinks anyway?

    October 24, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  18. Robert

    Later on Todd Phillips answering machine – "(grunt) YOU DIRTY (beep). (gasp) I (huff)(wheeze) JUST WANT (huff) (huff)YOU TO (growl-snort) KNOOOOW, I'M COMING DOWN (ack)(huff) TO THE SET (huff)(huff)OF YOUR (beep) MOVIE (gargle-hoot) AND I'M GONNA (beep) BURN IT (huff)(huff)DOWN, (sounds of hands slapping forehead in 3 stooges style) BUT (huff)YOU KNOW(huff)(huff) WHAT YOU'RE (beep) GONNA DO FIRST(huff)(huff)(huff)!!!!!!!"

    October 24, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  19. Arglebargle

    Bummer. I was hoping Sideshow Mel would be acting the part of a drunk. Oh wait...that's real life, isn't it. Never mind.

    October 24, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  20. jim atmadison

    Instead of doing Hangover 2, Mel will be home nursing hangover 7,238.

    October 24, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  21. Toronto

    Who is this Zach Galifianakis? What is The Hangover? When did the first one come out? It must have been one of those low lying retarted movies no one with half a brain would see. No? Just saying.

    October 24, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Arglebargle

      Actually, it was quite popular. You must have been nursing your own hangover.

      October 24, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • mo vie

      Zach WHO? The movie was crappy, with a few laughs though. It made $$ due to smart advertising. Now Zach Nobody is playing tough? let him play w/himself

      October 24, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Alejandro

    Everyone scared to work with him now. We really don't know what state of mind Gibson is.

    October 24, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  23. This is dumb

    We're talking about a cameo role?? Who cares. I hope Mel can get over it.

    October 24, 2010 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  24. Mortimer1

    Liam's rep wins the article with the punch-line!

    October 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Fred Fields

    Don't mess with us Jews. We'll freeze you out, baby! Even if you are a hundred-millionaire movie god. Watch out for Zion!

    October 23, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Tallygirl

    Not sure why a superstar like Mel or Liam for that matter would even want to associate themselves with the Hangover franchise. Mel and Liam are first rate actors befitting classy films. Hangover while mildly amusing is an adolescent drunken movie about frat boys who refuse to grow up. Mel, you can do better!

    October 23, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Agreed. I liked the first movie and thought it would be awesome if Mel made an appearence, but I don't really understand why Mel and Liam want to be in it so badly.

      October 24, 2010 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  27. FU

    I think Mel should be murdered for his horrible misdeeds. That would keep him from ever acting again. He shoudl then be killed over and over til the end of time to show just how terrible his actions have been. Even that won't be enough but there's not much more that can be done to him. Luckily I have lived a perfect life like so many others on here so I can lobby for his death without hesitation.

    October 23, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paolo

      LOL. Well said. Its sounds as though he is a complete animal by the remarks here. When in reality he has made lots of contributions to lots of different areas. Must be great being perfect for so many of these posters.

      October 24, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Tallygirl

      There is something seriously wrong with you.

      October 24, 2010 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Tallygirl, it's obvious that FU was being sarcastic with his remarks.

      October 24, 2010 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
  28. the walrus

    Its ironic that in a movie that makes fun of minorities, whose humor is based on offensive jokes, characters, and scenarios that one of its cast members, Zach Galifiniakis, is disturbed and angered by an actual presence of a real bigot on the set: Mel Gibson. Apparently, its okay to act like a bigot to get laughs but not to be a bigot. Both are disgusting.

    October 23, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • gornstar

      That's exactly right. Funny tongue-in-cheek bigotry is ok. Sincere bigotry is not.

      October 23, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Miguel

      They make fun of minorities? So they make fun of white people? Damn them damn them all to hell for making fun of the white minorities here in America!

      October 23, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Target on his back

    Mike Tyson convicted rapist, wife beater, and ear-biter....forgiven
    Chris Brown beats the h*ll out of Rhianna......forgiven
    Lindsay Lohan drug addict...forgiven
    Mel Gibson alcoholic and a loud-mouth......banned from working in Hollywood??? Doesn't make sense does it b/c the real reason the liberal Hollywood "actors"/producers/mover/shakers are refusing to work with him is because ever since he had a MAJOR hit with The Passion, he has been on their hit-list. This is the "rest of the story" :-(

    October 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  30. sally

    Deport all the Muslims in America...ASAP!!!!
    They are planning to take over!

    October 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • ENOUGH

      Deport implies, "they" are not native-born. Did you know Muslims have been in America as long or even longer than some other races and religions? Muslim is a religion, not a race. How do you distinguish who qualifies for deportation? And to where are they being deported? Muslim is not a country. Also, do you believe in a sovereign God? If so, pray for God's people and His will to deliver you, not an earthly government. Your citizenship is in heaven and not here. So, knowing that, would you like to be deported back to your place outside the walls of God's grace?

      October 24, 2010 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  31. Judy

    Mel Gibson is a wonderful actor and I have enjoyed all his movies. Just because his x-girlfriend decided to expose
    his rants to the world and belittle him does not change that. How many other actors would we be looking at in poor light if we knew about their personal conversations and actions that are usually kept behind closed doors?
    I think the public needs to grow up and respect Mel as an actor. His x-wife even stood up for the kind of father he was inspite of their differences. I would miss Mel Gibsons work if he never acted again.

    October 23, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Alpharetta

    Mel got dumped off a movie? Well, that means I might go see it. Tired of this sanctimonious, loud-mouthed, drunken racist. This does not excuse Tyson either, but Mel losing a job does not bother me in the slightest. He burned his bridges.

    October 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Butch Peaston

    GOOD! Men who beat on their wives or girlfriends should not be "rewarded" with movie appearances!

    October 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  34. forwardbias

    The comments here are pathetic. How could you mix up an artist's personal life with his profession? I would only watch this if Mel is there, else not.

    October 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Mike

    It is ABOUT TIME that Hollywood does something to this "human being wannabe" for his outrageous conduct over the last couple of years. The man in a POOR Example of what a MAN SHOULD BE, a poor example of a human being and an even poor example of how because you have money and fame, people let you get away with practically anything. BRAVO for Production Crew to listening to the people.

    October 23, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Slime00

    Ah, such childish adults that can't get along.

    October 23, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  37. michaelx

    Maybe because Mike Tyson is American, he can forgiven for for his appalling behaviour. Mel Gibson is Australian, and they are a wild lot with good hearts though, he isnt forgiven for saying things when drunk, when we all can say things drunk and wonder why next morning. I think it is because he is Australian and successful that so many of your knives are out for him.

    October 23, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • paolo

      Thats right. You guys can tolerate a an animal like Tyson, but get all het up about someone who made lots of contributions, but has a problem with alcohol, and opinions. You make Gibson sound evil, when he really is just human. AND i think being an Australian instead of American brings out all the Xenophibics here.

      October 24, 2010 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  38. Julie

    How ridiculous.

    October 23, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  39. Mary F.

    Is it possible to separate Mel Gibson's private troubles from his profession? He has made mistakes....who hasn't? Has Bill Clinton been shunned because of the Monica Lewinsky scandal? Consider the Kennedy family and the scandals that have plagued that family? They are still considered America's Royal Family.

    Whatever happened to forgive, forget, and move on? Perhaps jumping on the band wagon is preferable.

    October 23, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  40. jillmarie

    I'm a former Mel Gibson fan. I think this stunt casting would have been great, however, given that Mike Tyson was the unliked by the public guy cast in the first one. If Zach couldn't stand working with him, that does confirm his rep though.
    Everyone likes Liam Neeson- they should find someone controversial instead.

    October 23, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  41. Phillip Bunn

    If you are a "bonifide loser," this article will be of interest to you.

    October 23, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  42. bindo

    Okay, Mel is an idiot, no doubt, and besides Jody Foster, almost all would agree. But Mel has had one hell of a career spanning over 30 years with some Oscars thrown in for good measure.

    Zach, ah, how do you pronounce that last name? Anyway, will we remember HIM thirty years from now or is this one more guy who caught a break, and suddenly thinks of himself as holier than thou and beyond reproach?

    Hey Zach? No skeletons? No drama? Let me guess, you're as pure as Christmas snow?
    Whatever.Just read an interview with Zach about how he would love to be a 'leading man' Of course you do Zach, we all wish to be more that we really are!

    October 23, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  43. Ron Aftergood

    I say this is symptomatic of the way our society is going. Free speech is dead, and even what you think is liable to group sanction. Hundreds of years and countless lives were required until we gained the freedoms we so cavalierly toss away. I'm a jew, but I say Mel can say what he wants, when he wants. He can hate us with every fiber of his pathological being. How does that affect me? He is an actor, he represents no one. The problem really lies with the morons who act as if by being a celebrity his thoughts and opinions really make a difference. Fame doesn't guarantee intelligence, just look at the idiotic sports stars and singers whose self indulgent exploits CNN slavishly covers. I'm sick of all of it, infotainment is the real culprit here.Stop covering them for pete's sake!

    October 23, 2010 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Katsumi

      Praise jebus! What a fine upstanding Opus Dei Ultra Conservative eplaxme of Catholicism! But he probably gives $$ to the church so they will turn a blind eye. Or the other cheek or something!

      August 11, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Nick

    How hipocritical! Mike Tyson was in the first one and he is a convicted r*pist! R*pe is one of the most horrible things you can do to someone! What did Mel do but shoot his mouth off. Something we have all been guilty of a time or two. I agree the movie isn't about him, but if he was canned b/c of his offenses that's just hipocracy at its finest. Funny how certain so called open minded people in the fame buisiness can sit in judgement of a fellow star and co-worker.

    October 23, 2010 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
  45. JKo

    I say good call. Gibson is an arrogant fool. Those of you that 'blame it on the alcohol' should check yourself. For most, alcohol is a truth serum. I haven't seen anything with Gibson in it for years and it's unfortunate as the Lethal Weapon series was one of the greatest sets of bromance movies. That's the beauty of a free world. We can boycott movies with 'ritards' in it. Now I can go back to looking forward to the sequel. Peace out little man.

    October 23, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  46. Pookie

    Hey, what if this isn't about who's moral, who's immoral? What if it's just about not wanting to act with an actor who's too old for the movie's demo. Or, what if they just don't like him! What if they just really like(d) Mike Tyson? Maybe they condemn Mike's actions or maybe they see him as a tragic figure. Who knows. People have preferences to other people's inclinations. What if the cast, the crew just didn't want to work with Mel cause he's a jerk? Good googly moogly, stop defending Mel and condemning Mike, Zach, blah, blah, blah...haven't you ever just not liked someone? Can we get real here? Geez.

    October 22, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  47. ENOUGH

    Hey, what if this isn't about who's moral, who's immoral. What if it's just about not wanting to act with an actor who's too old for the movie's demo. Or what if they just don't like him! What if they just really like(d) Mike Tyson? Maybe they condemn Mike's actions or maybe they see him as a tragic figure. Who knows. People have preferences to other people's inclinations. What if the cast, the crew just didn't want to work with Mel cause he's a jerk? Good googly moogly, stop defending Mel and condemning Mike, Zach, blah, blah, blah...haven't you ever just not liked someone? Can we get real here? Geez.

    October 22, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  48. sincity

    who's Zach? which one is he? come on!!

    October 22, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Coaster

    Galifianakis: another crybaby whiner who had a tantrum to get his way. Another person not worth my dime.

    October 22, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Ken

    Guess no Jewish cast members needed their front teeth knocked out.

    October 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  51. girl

    Just wondering why a Bangkok tattoo artist isn't portrayed by an asian actor. I never saw any others while there.

    October 22, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Frank

    That's just not right! Every human being has their issues and messes up. Don't we all deserve a second chance? They gave that felon, Mike Tyson, a second chance. But I guess you can do anything – r@pe, steal, kill – as long as you don't dare to say anything untoward about the Zionist brigade!

    October 22, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  53. swimtiger

    Rob Roy for William Wallace...That's just bloody wrong!

    October 22, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  54. MP

    I don't care for the movie and have not seen the first nor will see the second, but I agree that Gibson should be given this cold shoulder treatment for his bad behaviors. No one should be exempted from decency.

    October 22, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  55. liz

    I will not watch this movie or any with zach in it. Mels jewish friends have all been saying he isn't a bigot and thet should know we don't know the whole story and I will wait and see . I will tell all my friends to boycott this movie. any one eles care to joinright in liz

    October 22, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  56. pmaura

    awesome, I prefer rapists over biggots anyday of the week and I see Zachs rapists too.

    October 22, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Vizzini

    McCarthyism is flourishing in Hollywood, among the left-wing bandwagoners. They are like 6-year-olds who want leniency for themselves when they get in trouble but love to self-righteously scold others in the same boat.

    October 22, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  58. debbie

    No idea why Gibson would want to stoop so low as to be in this movie to begin with. But I guess a paycheck is a paycheck and an actor must act. Zach however is another story – complete moron making another moronic movie. blech!

    October 22, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Morgans

    Leave "Hangover" alone. There should be no #2. Leave the classic alone. Just as is the case for Caddyshack. THey should have made one and done.

    October 22, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  60. dave

    Mel's a product of OUR society. Hollywood BS, flash and money and image are king. Mix in his problem with alcohol, which is a dangerous and addictive drug, yet is sold everywhere and even encouraged. Plus he got scammed by a gold digger. BIG time! She played him for the fool. He had his alcohol whoozy eyes on her... thingys, and she had her's on his millions$$$. Big pay day for her. So obvious. Where's criticism for her? At least Mel made a lot of really good movies, in a lot of different genres. Payback was good. Think about that. Mel's coming for all y'all who fu–ed him over! :-)

    October 22, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Eric Nicolas

    I'm pretty sure Mel Gibson has already had 'way more than two hangovers.

    October 22, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Joel

    Some people on here crack me up. You say they shouldn't pass judgement on Mel Gibson but then it the same statement, they pass judgement on Tyson. No one ever said that Gibson was taken out of the movie because of gossip and/or rumors about his past behavior. I love how everyone is jumping to conclusions with no factual basis.

    October 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  63. GOM

    Wasn't Mike Tyson is the first Hangover movie....?

    So it's cool to work with a convicted rapist and admitted wife beater (Mike Tyson) but you don't want to work with someone who made anti-semitic and racial comments while drunk (Mel Gibson). Interesting.

    Raping is ok but derrogatory comments are not. I am learning a lot.

    October 22, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • ENOUGH

      You're not learning anything except exactly what is stated, Mel is out. Why are you globalizing this as if it has some greater meaning? Do you just want to be angry? Let it go.

      October 22, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  64. John K

    I was noycotting this movie becasue Mel was in it. Now I will go see it. I agree with comparing this to Mike Tyson and you bring up a good argument pointing that out. Mel Gibson's anti-semetic comments, drunk or not, hit too close to home. I vowed never again to support his career. That is my protest. All of you that said what Mike Tyson did was much worse, and you are correct. Why didn't you boycott the first film if you feel that strongly about it?

    October 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Cocowu

    And let the "Zach Galifianakis does something ridiculously stupid" countdown begin...

    October 22, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Holly Golightly

    I have to agree with some who stated about as far as having a problem with Mike Tyson...convicted rapists are not my thing!

    October 22, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  67. CHEEFSFURY

    MEL GIBSONS LIFE IS A HANGOVER HE WONT EVEN NOTICE NOT BEING IN THIS AMETUER FILM

    October 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  68. blah

    who cares hangover 1 was horrible regurgitated cliche jokes and really bad acting . this is how hollywood works now they give u crap for so long no-one remembers what quality is anymore. the fact that this drivel got an Oscar makes me cringe at where movies are going

    October 22, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Karla

    The world is full of drunken idiots. It is said that God watches out for drunks and fools; Well something like that.

    October 22, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  70. MIghty7

    I guess for Zach Galifianakis is ok to work with a convicted rapist like Tyson, but no so much with a guy who has never been charged with a single crime. A hypocrite and a drunken buffoon. (f-off CNN, I know I posted it twice)

    October 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  71. dulce candy

    I can't wait to see the movie!!! So funny ;D

    October 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  72. happy

    This isn't due to a 'mistake' as some of you try to frame it. This is due to a long running pattern of behaviour. 1,2,3 mistakes, maybe, but he's beyond that. It goes beyond the things caught on tape and reported on. No one will skip the movie because of this. And don't worry about Mel, he made enough off that passion manipulation alone to support generations of his family.

    October 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Sogeking

    Too many oversensitive ninnies these days. I'm going to make it a point to say Christmas at every possible opportunity. Political Correctness can shove it.

    October 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    I guess I wont be watching hangover 2 .

    October 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  75. sandra

    Mad Mel has been making these 'mistakes' for many years now and hasn't changed one bit. Time to reap what he's sown. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    October 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    I guess I want be watching hangover 2 .

    October 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Flame_Retardent

    After this snub from Hollywood I can't imagine the next movie Mel does that all of the World will flock to to see... Face it people, Mel is a star.... Errol Flynn was a Nazi but that didn't stop us from watching him.

    October 22, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Thanos

    Who care!

    October 22, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  79. bogey man

    the difference between mike and mel is this.mike tysons never played the good guy.hes never acted high and mighty and hes never pretended to be a guy who wanted to be likeable.so with tyson weve always had that 'what you see is what you get' from him.mel on the other hand has hidden himself behind religion.example:after his antisemitic rant he did the passion of the christ and said god spoke to him and told him to make this movie and to be a better man.so after that it just makes his blunders that much a bigger deal

    October 22, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  80. neal

    It isn't about making mistakes....Mike Tyson has made TONS of mistakes, but he was in the first one. AND he was great in it. It's a matter of what you do when you make your mistakes is the point.....

    October 22, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Billy

    Great news! Give a lot of credit to those who protested and won. They have the guts to stop this evil cancer from getting away with his disgusting crap! Now if only everyone in Hollywood would do the same so we can be rid of him forever!

    October 22, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Papo

    Good for Mel. With all the bad press, he certainly doesn't need to be seen in another mediocre comedy the calibur of the overrated Hangover.

    October 22, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  83. sheppard

    I object to Mel also.... not regarding the movie, just on general principles...

    October 22, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  84. vince smith

    Mike tyson isn't a racist bigot idiots.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  85. gee

    everyone can always forgive who they want and dish who they don't. i did not like the mans actions but now everyone hates his work. comon he has oscars. let him hollywood is full of drug smoking. wife cheating. alcohol driking people. just let it be. but that is just me.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Boo

    I thought we lived in America and you are innocent until proven guilty..the movie will be fine, I just think people should not be so judgemental until the whole story is revealed. LOTS of Hollywood celebs have said and done the wrong thing and in some cases over and over again.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  87. c

    Mel Gibson is an example of a washed up movie star who probably has some form of alcohol-related dementia. By the way he acts towards the media and his wife, or whoever she is, I'm sure he's not the easiest person to work with. He's a crazy dude who says alot of stupid racist things and makes alot of stupid mistakes at the cost of his family and career.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  88. R.

    He had no problem working with wifebeater mike tyson, what makes mel any worse?

    October 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Because it's ok to beat up women, but you can't say anything bad about Jews in Hollywood.

      October 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mich

      Folks remember ... Mike Tyson did time. Mel Gibson has not paid for any of his mistakes.

      October 22, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      And what law has Mel broken, besides driving drunk? What does he have to go to jail for now? Saying some words?

      October 22, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  89. snutes

    NO!!!! Mel what a waste I hope the Hypocrits remember when they ask for forgiveness they ...Well some of do believe the Word judge not!

    October 22, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  90. getaclue

    Tyson is a loser but he did pay for his mistakes. Maybe zach thinks that in order for Gibson to change he needs to pay for his mistakes as well. Gibson is a woman beating, violent drug addicted alcoholic who has yet to show real remorse or even try to get help. I say blacklist him until he makes real changes!

    October 22, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • geri

      getaclue, why don't you try to buy one! Where is any proof that he beat anyone or did anything else that he's accused of? We here in America are to be innocent until proven guilty and all we have had to this point is allegations, no proof. Like him or don't like him but don't make such statements without definitive proof.

      October 23, 2010 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
  91. Gallows

    This is f'cking crazy!

    October 22, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  92. HangoverFan

    Reasons for some members of the cast/crew not being happy with Mel joining the cast were not revealed, it could have been anything. Yes, easy to assume that it is based on his most recent behavior, but why shouldn't bad behavior have its consequences? In this day in age the average person can be turned down for a job or find themselves in trouble with an employer for peronal photos and comments posted on social networking sights. You and your personal behavior are represntatives of your company...much like an actor and their reputation are part of their resume when being up for a role. Would Mel be good in the role, sure he would, but do the other actors and other assocaited with the film want to risk that the ranting behavior that was clearly exhibitied in the tapes released will put upon them on the set? I'm sure they don't. Also, I'm sure they don't want the film overshadowed by the drama of Mel's personal life, which doesn't seem to be dying down anytime soon.

    Hopefully Mel can get his life together, get away from that nut-job baby-mama and regain the confidence of his peers and the movie going public.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  93. GREG

    Who cares if he isn't in the movie...I think they should try and get Tiger Woods to make a cameo now THAT has potential to be HILARIOUS!!!

    October 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Bubba713

    The crew was ok with a convicted rapist "Mike Tyson" but not Mel ?

    October 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  95. TJ

    Good rittence to racist rubbish

    October 22, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Jeffery

    Anybody want to buy a Mel Gibson autograph? I can't even give it away how sad is that!

    October 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julian Rojo

      You said that you are selling an autograph.

      I do. Please send me a picture of the autograph photo (or whatever it is) and please tell me how much you are selling it for

      Then I will compare the prices with others and if your price is good, I will probably buy it from you.

      please email me this information at rojo1284@hotmail.com thanks.

      October 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Russ

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.nriinternet.com/CANADA/POLICE/Manjit_Singh/manjit.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.nriinternet.com/CANADA/POLICE/Manjit_Singh/index.htm&usg=__qjTz7b-Pm31nvJCZiaIfZ4bcAEY=&h=254&w=300&sz=25&hl=en&start=11&zoom=1&itbs=1&tbnid=VeW4LvNW1DDLrM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Drcmp%26hl%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1

    October 22, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  98. mel gibson

    I hate jews, women, and black people, thats 3 demographics that wont see a movie that im in.

    October 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  99. JBones

    Mel is a great actor you can't begrudge him that and I am sure that his insight and skill in front of the camera and behind the camera would have made a great contribution to the film. I don't believe that Mel not being in the film is going to effect the outcome. The movie is going to be funny as hell and open in the #1 spot either way. As well, either way if you ask Mel's accountant I am sure it won't hurt him financially!-I also believe that we should let "He or she who is sinless throw the first stone!" Oh and by the way I am Jewish. We all have our crosses to bear. As for Hollywood, making movies is a business and just like any other business you have to sell products that are going to sell. Regardless as to what that product does or says in their private lives. Mel happens to to be one of those products that are going to continue to sell and we'll keep buying it! Anybody need my soap box? LOL I'm done with it now...

    October 22, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Karla French

    Nobody forgets mistakes anymore, even small one's. He could bring more audience, just because of the nosey unforgiving public.

    http://karlawithakg.blogspot.com/

    October 22, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Russ

    You people in the USA are a bunch of phonys,you worry more about hollywood,then the babys and kids your killing
    in your injust wars.Where are the kids from slumdog,who cares right,poor Mel,i hope he can make it on the 200 million
    he has left,last time i checked he is a actor not god,i like his movies and will keep watching them.I say dumb things also
    when i get a few drinks in me,and have payed the price,and im sure i'll shoot my mouth off again,but should i lose my whole life,what happened to free speech,even if its wrong,its just words,USA and Canada better get it together,or we
    will lose it all,and its already starting to happen,if you can't see it come up to canada,calgary,toronto and van.

    October 22, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me

      Are you drunk right now?

      October 22, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • free speech lives

      free speech still lives in the U.S. He wasn't arrested for his comments, was he? he wasn't incarcerated because he used profanity, was he? (he was for the drunk driving, but not for the words). Free speech protects you from persecution by the government. It does not mean that you won't face negative consequences for your words, in the private sector. Why do you think we don't care about the kids in Slumdog millionaire? You're the one who thought this was such an important issue you had to post about it. Me, I thought your post was so ignorant, I had to reply.

      October 22, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Dev from Slumdog is going to be on some trashy pathetic MTV show aimed at the further degeneration of the young generation.

      October 22, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  102. darkstar

    Thats ok Mel!!! we can do better with out them.....

    October 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  103. The Fish

    Mel doesn't need to lower himself to doing chamios and squabbling with petty clicks!

    October 22, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      Why would the pig agree to do it in the first place if he didn't need it. Remember, "(HUFF) THE LAKERS (PUFF) SEATS ARE (GRUNT-GROWL) GONE!!!"

      October 24, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  104. Hypocites

    So they have no problem with Mike Tyson, a CONVICTED RAPIST, but have an issue with Mel Gibson.

    October 22, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • think

      Tyson has been pretty clean for a few years now. If he's still raping or beating women, it hasn't been public knowledge. If he's still biting ears off or threatening to eat someones heart or children, or beat a guy up on the street, it hasn't surfaced in over 5 years. I think it's safe to say that Tyson has changed and at this point in his life deserves another chance. Gibsons remarks are still fresh, and recent. I don't know if he's changed much since he's made them. I wouldn't choose to work with the guy either if he wasn't necessary to the film....and he's not.

      October 22, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  105. PHILLIES gonna win it all

    Well considering its damn near impossible to create a sequel to this type of movie they just shot themselves in the foot once again by axing Mel. Im sure whatever scene was written for him was probably gona be hilarious and one of the only bright spots for this sequel. They shouldnt even be making another one

    October 22, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  106. blah blah kid

    Wow. So much opinion. It all goes down the drain with the dirty water. Too bad it's all speculation whether this affects the box office. We go to movies to be entertained. We waste so much time judging others and not enough time improving ourselves. We're all perfect in this blogging world.

    October 22, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ross

      Its called a BLOG – moron. Thats why people come here to post – they enjoy it. Now go save the world!

      October 23, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  107. Rae

    So Mike Tyson a convicted rapist, wife beater, and ear biter is just fine to be in the first hangover movie, but Mel Gibson is not? This is silly. They should have kept him in the movie. Its not like the hangover is all about morality so what is their problem.

    October 22, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Paul

    Mel Mel Mel it's gotten bad in the words of Tina turner's character auntie in mad max beyond thunderdome "ain't he a payer"

    October 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  109. aly j

    No one is perfect.....dont touch it if its not broken.....keep the same cast yes we all have issues ...but i think mel would be great....and fun to watch he would make the movie even yet funnier......than it already is......just dont try to hard....and dont think hard......

    October 22, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Dave

    Mel has proved to be an anti-semite and a womenizer Frankly I don't give a crap whether he is in or not; however I understand why some starts may not want to associate with him. And Sonia, he has made more than one mistake, and has yet to show remorse...not sure what you are defending?

    October 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  111. aly j

    Oh just great..... now even celebrities are getting the boot......

    October 22, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Lily Daisy

    This is the sign of the times. Someone makes a major mistake and they are immediately blacklisted and/or fired from their jobs. Ultimately, this kind of reasoning only hurts a free society. I hope a more appropriate response is found and used in future.

    October 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deb

      It also comes down to how many carebears QQ loudly – threatening to withhold their $$ and making the power that be jump and react to their whim. I think that this drama that has taken its own life in the media proves that even without a trial someone can be convicted of a crime and punished as long as vindictive people's memories are long. I think Mel needs to ensure his contracts are iron clad. To say "you got the job" and then pull it back really is.... yellow and this ... has made my decision to not see this movie. See how that works? Darned if you do keep him – darned if you dont. This is the que to make your own decision and tell everyone else when then are producting a movie they can cast who they want – tell then, thank you for your input but no thank you. Easy peasy. (and no I do not like Mel Gibson as a person, I actually have no real opinion on this circus his ex wove and paraded about).

      October 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Xilo

      Lily, do you expect that you could go around talking and acting like Mel and still keep your job? Why should actors be held to a lesser standard? I wouldn't want to work with him, either. I don't care how good he is at acting. I dislike him and I think it's perfectly fair to show people that you dislike them by not paying them millions of dollars.

      October 24, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Sarai

    I find it really sad that people cant accept others mistakes. Its about the choices we make and how we choose to live with those mistakes. Good going hollywood because we know that everyone who lives there is perfect.

    October 22, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • dumb a$$es

      A mistake? Haha. Where the hell have you been the last year? Do everyone a favor and don't type your thoughts!

      October 22, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • JL

      Your assuming Zach didnt want him on the set b/c of his raging racist rants (which were radio gold!, btw) The fact is, he never mention why he didnt want Mel to be in the movie. Maybe Mel is a huge pain in the ass to work with since he prob thinks he is the God of Hollywood.

      October 23, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  114. Sonia

    Zach never identified why he didn't want Mel in the movie. Sonia, you're a spaz. The only idiot in this situation is the one with a knee jerk reaction...

    October 22, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • ee

      Uh, I am gonna go out on a limb here and say it's pretty obvious why Zach didn't want Mel in the movie.

      October 22, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Steven Seagal

    I hope Mel slaps someone around for being wishy-washy. Preferrably whatever woman was responsible for kicking him out.

    October 22, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  116. Sonia

    I think this is a good start – lets boycott EVERY actor that has committed a mistake...oh wait, there would not be any actors left in the movie business....suddenly Zach has become the morality police, demanding that Mel Gibson be fired or else – so now he's either stupid or just a hipocrite because how come he didn't get on his high horse when Tyson, the rapist, did his cameo on Hangover 1???? oh please...what an idiot. So now to follow Zach's actions, I'll boycott the movie too.

    October 22, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Fighter

      Chefs – I hope someone somewhere violates you, takes away your sense of safety, makes you feel less than human and then says "YOU ASKED FOR IT". Pig.

      October 22, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • debbie

      @fighter – nobody is saying gibson is a saint. The issue here is with being a hypocrite. If Zach is going to be so righteous as to insist that everybody in 'his' movie be angelic, he's going to have a real problem in hollywood and with the fans. I have no intention of seeing puckfest2 to begin with – I thought the first one was stupid enough. And I don't agree with some of Mel Gibsons tirades – although I have yet to hear that he was convicted of anything yet or that it was even him on the recording (you know people impersonate other people really well nowadays). But all that aside, it has nothing to do with his acting ability. I'm surprised he would stoop so low to even want to do this film, but who does zach the azz think he is? Disgusting.

      October 22, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Allen J.

      If you cameo with some saints you can try to schedule the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

      October 22, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maggie K

      This is the same professional community that gives standing ovations to Woody Allen and go the extra mile to protect Roman Polansky! please! GET REAL PEOPLE!! They are "artists"! (insert sarcasm)

      October 23, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • kp

      Sonia you are more stupid that can be imagined. How do you function on a daily basis. Do you have a keeper? You pontificate like you know it all and you don't. Mel is out and that is the only fact anyone has. All the rest has been presumed. Please you people stop and think.

      October 24, 2010 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
    • mi617

      @KP - Dude, listen to yourself. Almost every comment you have made on this board is either calling someone "stupid" or an "idiot." Grow up. Stick to the subject and forget the name-calling. I'd call you a tool but I would be a hypocrite. Tool! (it was worth it).

      October 24, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  117. anngelle

    Without Zach there's no Hangover 2. Good call.

    October 22, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Natalie

      so agree!

      October 22, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robyn

      Agreed! This movie is NOT about Mel, if anything the movie will be better than ever WITHOUT him.

      October 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • FountainHD

      All the cast and crew that had anything to do with axing Mel should be ashamed, including Zach. A bunch of jerks who are of course without sin themselves. This is a movie, you all deal in make believe and your opinions mean sqaut. I am not even a Mel fan.

      October 22, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Zach is an immature boy ditzing someone older more experienced and more talented for his own pathetic ego and perceived gain. He thinks this will make him more popular. Now I'm going to have to boycott Zach films, and there probably won't be that many anyway, to make my statement on Zach's behavior. Man up and be a professional, son.

      October 22, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Horus

      FountainHD is nothing more than a bitter, ignorant Conservative!
      You people think the world revolves around you!
      America is going to slap you conservatives again!

      October 23, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • KP

      Mary you are an idiot. Girl up and get a brain. Zach has a lot more going for him the Mel ever did and sadly Mel doesn't know it.

      October 24, 2010 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  118. Sonia

    They axed Mel, they axed their audience.

    October 22, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Be Quiet

      Are you kidding? People who are going to see this movie are not going to see a "Mel Gibson movie", they're going to see Cooper, Helms and Galifianakis. If anything, the audience will be bigger.

      October 22, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • JimmyJam

      BWWAHHHH!!!! The Hangover will be just fine without Mel Gibson. Prob a little better! lol...

      October 22, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • bruceben9

      if you think so! from my point of view, the movie will be seen by more folks without the whack job meltdown gibson. i am glad this happened. he deserves it.

      October 22, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mighty7

      I guess for Zach Galifianakis is ok to work with a convicted rapist like Tyson, but no so much with a guy who has never been charged with a single crime. A hypocrite and a drunken buffoon.

      October 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • CodeMonkee

      Hey, let's not get confused here – Mike Tyson is only a convicted rapist, ear-biting loud mouth – it's not like he used bigoted or racist remarks during private phone conversations illegally recorded and released against court-order. I'm so glad the cast and crew of The Hangover 2 have such high moral standards.

      October 22, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • uncle mike

      Zach had no say in 1 but was uncomfortable with tyson around. now that zach has made more of a name for himself he is allowed to do what he wants. the movie wouldn't have excelled like it did without him . although a joker he has values and it is unfortunate that people think he is a hypocrite.

      October 22, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • MS

      Are you high? Lots of people saw the first one and Mel Gibson wasn't even in it.

      October 22, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hannah

      I probably would have thought about NOT seeing it if Gibson was in it...Depending on how much he was being made fun of. I'm happy with the decision and will definitely see the movie now.

      October 22, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      Maybe this has nothing to do with any allegations against Mel. He has also been reported as being incredibly difficult to work with. Maybe some in the crew just said for a cameo, his on set antics weren't worth it.

      October 22, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • veggiedude

      Mike Tyson has changed his ways, become religious and vegan too. Gibson has blown many chances to change, but he hasn't. Maybe one day he will, until that time, he won't have many friends.

      October 22, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Dude

      Mel is a piece o poo. And I do not care that he hates Jews.

      October 23, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Jesus

      The only audience that were offended were wife beating anti-semites and neo-Nazis. That's not much of an audience to eschew.

      October 23, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Deb

      While I do not like Mel Gibson as a person, he is a very good actor. And I think it is important to be able to understand the two and not confuse the real life he has between the acting life that he has. For the movie to hire then fire him, is rather trite. They are saying 'ok public, you can yell, scream and rant and puppet us – we will listen'. But then the problem becomes, who is really running things – the people in charge or the public? Do things as you would normallly, using your skill, your brains, your profesionalism and then if it is not good enough – find a new job but do not let people that complain deter you from what is right. After all, many of us sit quietly, and wait... then make a decision we do not use our ability to type to send out threats.

      October 23, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • sparky

      Thats so funny. Mels career is so over.. true he doesnt have to work again or have a successful movie but even if he wants to work again or have a successful movie its doubtful he will. THe man is a psycho Freak!

      October 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • mo vie

      if the zionists don't want Mel, then I don't want to pay and see their crap

      October 24, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Jewish fan

      I was a fan before his antisemitism became public, but now I am convinced that his pathetic career is over... It's a goof movie, and who cares if he is in it or not, but no studio will do a major or even a minor film with someone who hates Jews and beats women.

      October 24, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • valerie

      Zach whoever is a moron and a stuck up, at least Mel HAS talent and fame... Whatever Hollywood, whatever...

      October 24, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnRJ08

      They just made their movie a more successful than it would have been if they had allowed Gibson to use it to rehabilitate his image in it. Knowing what I know now about Gibson, I can't watch his movies anymore. Just like I cannot watch any of the Naked Gun films with OJ Simpson. They're not funny with him in them. Watched part of Capricorn One the other day on cable and had to turn it off. What these actors do in their personal lives has definite influence on how they're perceived in their films. Old Hollywood understood that. But Old Hollywood isn't around to protect people like Gibson any more.

      October 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • jay singer

      Thank you Galifinakas. You have courage and you are a great actor.

      October 25, 2010 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
    • cdgfla

      Honestly, did you wake up this morning and take stupid pills? Did you see the first movie? Was Gibson in it? No, he wasn't. Tell me then how the sequel to a movie that didn't star Gibson "has lost its audience" when he didn't star in the first movie. Please. If you were actually able to read, the story says that it was a cameo, meaning that he wasn't slated to be an integral part of the movie. His was a bit part at best, and probably accounted for about 5 minutes, if that. This isn't lethal weapon 12, or Mad Max beyond Bangkok here. Seriously, get a grip and think before you post something that moronic next time.

      October 25, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
    • MissWho Cares

      Remark to any & all (not reply to Sonia): Anyone consider the type people who read & comment on this so unimportant crud ? P.S. My 1st & last time ever doing this. SO INANE ! !

      October 26, 2010 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  119. Be Quiet

    You should shut up. Exactly like that.

    October 22, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |

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