We're guessing Mel Gibson was trying to help a fellow entertainer out. You know, one raving lunatic to another.
"I feel really badly for the guy. He was obviously in a state of stress," Gibson said about Michael Richards. "You don't need to be inebriated to be bent out of shape. But my heart went out to the guy."
That's sweet. Jamie Foxx, meanwhile, wants his fists to go out to him.
For those living under a rock for the past few weeks: The former Seinfeld star was captured on a videocam spewing racial epithets after losing his temper during an appearance onstage at the Laugh Factory comedy club in Los Angeles.
He quickly followed up with an apology on the David Letterman Late Show, as well as with meetings with Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, on whose syndicated radio program Richards appeared.
Gibson, of course, hates Jewish people. The two make a nice pair.
He told Entertainment Weekly, though, that people in Hollywood are not refusing to work with him.
"No, people aren't like that," he says. "Those are just the headlines: 'Mel ostracized by Hollywood! Hollywood is what you make it.' There is no great pooh-bah up there saying, 'Go! You are condemned!'"
Fortunately for Mel, recent nude Britney Spears pictures will help take attention away from his hateful ways. And probably everything else in the world.