Friday, July 09, 2010

Racial Sensitivity Watch: Holier-Than-Thou Edition

When he's not knocking the shit out of his girlfriend, the Baby Jesus's favorite anti-Semite racist apparently like to vent about the brown-skinned people from the country where his last two movies were set.

The Oscar-winning director/actor is heard referring to one of his staffers as a "wetback” during a recorded argument with Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of his love child. has heard the tape in which Mel tells Oksana: "I will report her to the f**king people that take f**king money from the wetbacks."

He is referring to turning a worker into immigration authorities, has been told.

Radar helpfully explains that epithet wetback "stems from the fact that illegal Mexicans would sometimes swim to cross into other countries," leading us to wonder what countries besides the US* a Mexican could swim to.

We'd like to believe that the fact that Mexicans use the term wetback (mojado) in polite company mitigates this one slightly, but common sense tells us otherwise.

*(Yes, commenters...we know about Guatemala and Belize.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mel Gibson has been hanging out with his latinos gardeners had has learned that gordo, flaca, chino, mayate, judío and nigger are acceptable terms of endearment.