Robert Downey Jr. Calls for Forgiveness of Mel Gibson

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Robert Downey Jr. was honored at the American Cinematheque Awards last night, as numerous colleagues and friends made speeches in honor of the Oscar nominee and acknowledged the substance abuse-laden journey he took to arrive at the top of Hollywood.

But when it came time to take the stage himself, Downey shifted the focus to the man who introduced him: Mel Gibson.

Robert Downey Jr. and Mel Gibson

"Mel and I have the same lawyer, same publicist and same shrink," Downey said of his Air America co-star. "I couldn’t get hired and he cast me. He said if I accepted responsibility – he called it hugging the cactus – long enough my life would take meaning and if he helped me I would help the next guy. But it was not reasonable to assume the next guy would be him.”

Speaking about Gibson - whose anti-Semitic and anti-Oksana Grigorieva tirades have been made very public over the recent years - The Avengers star added:

“Unless you are without sin, and if you are you are in the wrong f-ckin industry, you should forgive him and let him work."

Do you agree, readers? Should we forgive Mel Gibson?

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Lets forgive Chris Brown beating Rihanna first tho.... Because, you know, apparently names WILL hurt you, more than a punch to the eye..

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STICKS AND STONES. FORGIVE AND FORGET. LET'S CUT MEL A BREAK.

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anyone c those blk sistas get beat at dat mcdonalds? the sista slaped da casher then jumpd the counter thinking they could do wateva they dam well please. well, thump dare it is, up they heds! casher was just defending himself but u watch, jesse jackson and al sharpton will be all over dis sh*t and those beyotches will end up with a setelment to keep dem in nugets for the rest of ther lives!

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@Latreeshaj, no matter what the topic may be theres always someone who can turn it into a racial issue. With this Chris Brown thing, its always someone who brings it up and gets it back into peoples heads! I have long forgotten about Chris Brown and feel he paid his debt. Everyone should have a chance to prove themselves to people. Please stop making everything about race. Thats not the way it is. People who say they are held down by thier race simply use that as an excuse. Be who you are and be proud. What you can accomplish has nothing at all to do with the color of your skin! Oh and I could care less about Mel Gibson :)

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tami u r rite we still hate chris brown cause he b black. evrythin in da world is wrong when u b blk. that wat al sharpton tell us and he and jesse jackson no wat they b talkin bout cause it all about da man keepin us down cause we b black.

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of course we should forgive mel gibson! why not? how many black rappers use the N word, and mel uses it cause he's pissed at his gf and we should hate him? so he makes a negative commnet about jews. like jews haven't shown disdain toward non-jews, too? cut the guy a break. he is an evolving man just like all of us. we had to forgive tracy morgan when he said he would kill his son if the kid was gay, so i think we can all forgive mel, too. just keepin it real.

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one waited for a long time for it, finally Mel passes again behind the camera... Wait ourselves to the big Art in the pure state.... I had liked Braveheart, Apocalypto, a lot the man without face... And well more the Christ's passion... That of true chiefs works... are Then patient, and will have us the immense pleasure to rediscover the immense talent of Mel Gibson... Thank you to you Mel to offer us such present... With you one leaves of the beaten trails, we are certain that it won't already be of the view and magazine.... with your vision of the movies, we can put some pictures thus on our books of histories.... It is even better than the 3D... It is of true movies, of the big ART as only you know how to give it to us. Thank you to you and to the pleasure to see you to the movies, and why not again to the first of the movie in Paris France.
Jackise, fan of you until my last breath of life.

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one waited for a long time for it, finally E-mail passes last the camera... Wait ourselves to the big Art in the pure state.... I had liked Braveheart, Apocalypto, a lot the man without face... And well more the Christ's passion... That of true chiefs works... are Then patient, and will have us the immense pleasure to rediscover the immense talent of E-mail Gibson... Thank you to you E-mail to offer us such present... With you one leaves of the beaten trails, we are certain that it won't already be of the view and magazine.... with your vision of the movies, we can put some pictures thus on our books of histories.... It is even better than the 3D... It is of true movies, of the big ART as only you know how to give it to us. Thank you to you and to the pleasure to see you to the movies, and why not to the first of the movie in Paris France.
Jackise, fan of you until my last breath of life.

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Forgive Mel for what? Being outspoken...This is America people...Home of free speech...Go Mel..

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You can't keep a good man down, despite hollywood hippies and their panting politically correct hysterics. Go Mel.

Mel Gibson Biography

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