Normally, foreign film markets are deeply forgiving of idiosyncratic behavior or the ravages of time when it comes to action-oriented male stars who have reliably turned out hits. [Emphasis mine.]Talk about poor wording. It would be outrageous if a supermarket tabloid had described Gibson's sickening behavior, which covers the full gamut of hate (anti-Semitism, homophobia, misogyneny, and racism), in the flippant manner of an oddball quirk. To read it in the New York Times is scandalous. Does the Grey Lady still edit her articles?
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Baffling Understatement of the Day
The NYT on Mel Gibson's marketability abroad: