So, if you defend a friend that says a racist word as not racist, but just boneheaded do you deserve public criticism?
I am not a Gibson fan, but only of his personal persona, I totally love his movies. I dig Whoopie both personally (The View) and her movies. I have been through a divorce and you say the most horrible things to each other, although we never dropped the n-bomb, but we did wish death on each other in extremely heated arguments. I was glad to have friends that defended me, and him. Mutual friends even.
My question is, and obviously I am rambling, is he a racist because in a heated argument he said that to his ex? And does Whoopie defending him absolve him of it, or is she just as deluded as...well...I am? And does she deserve the traitor criticism that she is receiving?
I don't think Whoopi should be criticized for standing up for a friend, especially in the face of such opposition. Don't we all wish for such friends? I don't agree with her, but as was already pointed out I'm getting my information from a media who is being supplied by that information by a scorned woman who isn't exactly a shining star of truth and morality.
Answer by Bezu at 7:08 AM on Jul. 15, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:01 AM on Jul. 15, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:17 PM on Jul. 14, 2010
Answer by ghostwriter777 at 11:30 PM on Jul. 14, 2010
The rest of his behavior is inexcusable. READ about it.
Yeah, because someone who knows the man personally and considers him a friend doesn't know him anywhere near as well as the paparazzi at TMZ. Shame on her for not turning to the tabloids to be told how to feel about people she's known for years.
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:47 PM on Jul. 14, 2010
Answer by Laila-May at 11:19 PM on Jul. 14, 2010
Answer by parrishsky at 11:38 PM on Jul. 14, 2010
You know what I find crazy about this too. She is claiming he beat her. Aren't most abusers like that always? Yet you never heard of these stories with his first wife. I mean you heard the drunk rant, but drunks are notorious idiots and seem to find the stupidest things to say. But otherwise I know I have said things and so has my DH in the heat of an argument that I would NOT want to hear played back in a moment of calm. I am not defending him but she comes off like a saint in those tapes because she KNOWS she is taping and that was probably infuriating him MORE! As for Whoopie she know him better than me. If she wants to defend her friend she can...I would too probably.
Answer by momof030404 at 11:59 PM on Jul. 14, 2010
Answer by Ibelongtojesus at 7:48 AM on Jul. 15, 2010
He isn't a racist for a word. he is a racist for his beliefs that being raped by blacks was somehow WORSE than whites....or that blacks are just roaming the streets looking for white sluts to rape
He is also a racist for hiw view that JEWS are evil
He believes what his DADDY taught him....We are just hearing it in the last few years...he also called Latinos wetbacks.....he's a peach
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:35 AM on Jul. 15, 2010