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Re: Mel Gibson....Gets Bad Rap From Press....Still...& Again
5/7/2012 7:08 PM
Bumblebee Slim (111) wrote:
Totally! Baldwin is another of those cats who doesn't get any of my time. I'm pretty forgiving and realize that people have bad days. And being in a stressful occupation can make you lash out sometimes, but when you get guys like this, who obviously have ongoing problems, then the only way to keep my respect is to admit it, get help and turn your life around. I can admire that and maybe even forgive some of the past actions. Mel has a problem with the bottle and it seems to amplify some other issues that he has. It's gonna' take some work to untarnish that image now that he's let it go for so long. He's burned a lot of bridges and probably will never be able to completely lose that image that people have of him now. It's too bad. I, like you, liked some of his movies - he's played some memorable characters. Shame to see him just piss it away like this.
And, this being a music forum, I'll toss this out there: Axl Rose and the things he's done seem very similar. His latest stunt of not attending the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony just put an exclamation point on his long list of crazy. Look what he's become. The guy coulda' had it all at one point. That band could have been huge for a long time had he not let himself implode in public. Now he's just a laughing stock. I hope he gets a room with Baldwin and Mel. He's not the only one, but I don't wanna' sit here and just slam guys all day. He just happened to come to mind because I saw the R'n'R Hall show on cable the other night. I guess in the past it was easier to cover up stuff like this, but with the internet and a million channels of TV and countless newspapers and magazines, it's not the same anymore. I'm no high profile player, but I am very aware that people are always watching what I say and do when I play out, and I have to be careful of what I say and do. That's just a fact of life in the 21st century, I guess. There's always somebody around with a camera phone or something to catch you doing something dumb. I don't always agree with the intrusion it's become on everyone's privacy, but then again it's caught a lot of people doing things that deserve to be caught and exposed.