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Angry Internet wants Mel Gibson cancelled over 1995 rant at Winona Ryder; forget that he's been cancelled since 2014

'Can we cancel Mel Gibson now?? What a racist, homophobic, anti-Semite. I mean, we've known for years but this is just the icing on the hate cake,' wrote one
UPDATED JUN 23, 2020
Mel Gibson and Winona Ryder (Getty Images)
Mel Gibson and Winona Ryder (Getty Images)

Mel Gibson's infamous comments are often subjected to criticism. The actor is making headlines once again for making racist comments about 'Stranger Things' star Winona Ryder. However, this time around, having had enough of his unacceptable behavior, the internet wants to cancel Gibson for good, despite his dulled career. In a recent interview, Ryder shared an incident from a 1995 party, during which Gibson allegedly made anti-Semitic remarks against her. She said, "Mel Gibson said to my friend, who's gay, 'Oh wait, am I gonna get AIDS?’ And then something came up about Jews, and he said, 'You're not an oven dodger, are you?'"

Ryder's statement has since gone viral, which has led to Gibson earning the wrath of internet users, who have taken to Twitter to slam him for being extremely racist. One wrote, “I never realize much of a dumpster fire Mel Gibson was until I heard some of the shit that came out of his mouth. I’m so disappointed in him I can't even view a Mel Gibson movie. What a f**king douchebag” while another added, "Mel Gibson and antisemitism owing to his past. name a more iconic duo."

Gibson hasn’t been involved in any major project since 'The Expendable 3' in 2014. He last experienced commercial success with 'The Passion of the Christ' in 2004. It almost seems like the actor's career has been canceled for a long time now. Some tweets emphasized the need to take action against prominent personalities of Hollywood such as Gibson himself, whose unacceptable behavior is often overlooked or sidelined by their careers.

One Tweet read, "Once every few years people discover that Mel Gibson is a horrible person and then there's a big hubbub and then he faces absolutely no consequences for anything he's said or done, so." Meanwhile, another wrote, "Mel Gibson is a PRIME example of old white men in hollywood getting away with sh*t they shouldn’t be getting away with. why do we allow ppl like him to maintain their careers."

However, the rest of the tweets have noted that Gibson has been canceled several times before and wonder if getting canceled one more time would impact him anyway. One user stated, “Me to myself: I’ll just check twitter quick before bed *Sees Mel Gibson trending* Me out loud: what the f**k, didn’t we cancel him like a decade ago?" 

"Can we cancel Mel Gibson now?? What a racist, homophobic, anti-Semite. I mean, we've known for years but this is just the icing on the hate cake," wrote another, asking for their fellow Twitter users to cancel the actor for good. Meanwhile, another tweet read, "Didn't Mel Gibson get canceled like 15 years ago already? I mean, what's the point? Is cancel culture so desperate for new meat for the maw that we're having rerun season now."