He's been caught in more than one racist-fueled tirade, and has proven (via audio tape) that, among the people he hates most in life, are women, Jews, blacks and ... basically everyone else, too. He's been so disastrous as of late that his own agency has dropped him, and the studio (Summit Entertainment) behind his next film, The Beaver
, has refused to set any sort of release date for fear that no one will go near the movie when it hits theaters. All that being said, The Beaver
director (and actress) Jodie Foster
still feels that Mel Gibson
is -- and we quote -- "truly the most loved man in the film business." Um ... yeah.
Speaking to Extra about Gibson, who's been rumored to be shooting a cameo role in The Hangover 2 as a wacky Bangkok tattoo artist, Foster stuck up for her Beaver star by saying that he's "incredibly loved by everyone that's ever come into contact with him or works with him." Can't say that statement is entirely accurate, especially after hearing him call his ex-wife a "wh*re" and a "f**king pig in heat" during a recorded phone call. I don't know about you, but the only incredible thing about that is how Gibson manages to offend both humans and animals in under five seconds flat.
Can we have a batch of the flowers Foster has been sniffin', because next we half-expect her to call Lindsay Lohan the smartest, most down-to-earth, level-headed person in all of Hollywood.
UPDATE: Warner Bros. and Todd Phillips confirmed on Thursday Gibson will not appear in The Hangover 2. His cameo, Phillips said, "ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew” one of which was rumored to be Zach Galifianakis.