Hollywood stars get arrested all the time. So it wouldn't be a big deal ordinarily if someone like Mel Gibson got arrested. Sure, he's a big star, but after seeing him in that beard, did you really expect him to NOT do something crazy?
But Mel's drunken driving arrest wasn't your usual "I had a bad reaction to allergy medicine"-style arrest. He was audiotaped resisting arrest and shouting anti-semitic insults at the Jewish police officer.
A lot of people have thought Mel shared his father's Aryan Brotherhood beliefs, but up until now, Mel's been able to hide his true feelings by producing such pro-Jewish family-friendly fare like "Passion of the Christ." Not anymore.
I wasn't there, but I can imagine how it went down.
Officer: Sir, I'm gonna have to see your license and regist... Holy cow, you're Mel Gibson!And so on...
Gibson: Guilty as charged, Officer.
Officer: Wait until I tell my kids!
Gibson: I can sign an autograph or something, but I really have to be getting home. My buzz is starting to wear off.
Officer: Are you drunk?
Gibson: It's all the Jews fault! Those damn Jews and their damn Jew scotch and Jew soda did this to me!
Officer: Step out of the car sir.
Gibson: White Power!
Officer: There's no need for that.
Gibson: I starred in Lethal Weapon, man. Lethal Weapon!
Officer: What was the deal with Lethal Weapon 4?
Gibson: Yeah, that sucked pretty bad. Jet Li was cool though.
Gibson: Kill the Jews!
Allegedly, Mel got away two times before for drunk driving.
The story broke on the website TMZ, a perfect example of the web's growing prominence in journalism.
UPDATE: Mel apologizes. Maybe now he'll finally get around to making that Holocaust Mini-series.