Earlier this week, I mentioned that Mel Gibson refused to publicly disavow his father’s discounting the holocaust in WWII. On Thursday, Little Green Footballs, posted a quote from a radio interview Hutton Gibson (Mel’s father) had with a radio station and made remarks like, “â€œItâ€™s all – maybe not all fiction – but most of it is.”
I certainly disagree with those statements. What I find as sad are calls from LGF readers in the comments section demanding Mel Gibson publicly denounce his father.
Mel’s refusal to denounce his father is a sign of his integrity. Mel Gibson made it perfectly clear in the Sawyer interview that he believes anti-semitism is unChristian. At the same time, those Christian beliefs tell him to honor (not necessarily agree with) his father and mother. It is not his place to publicly condemn his father’s views.