Lane Moore According to Mel Gibson’s brother, Andrew, Gibson’s family still refuses to believe that the recordings of Mel “using abusive, homophobic and racist language are really of him.”
“When I heard them I just thought, ‘That isn’t Mel’. He has never said anything abusive, aggressive or racist in his life,” he told The Sunday Times. “I just had to turn the TV off and turn it to the wall for two weeks so I didn’t have to listen. The rest of the family did the same.”
While he admitted his brother had made homophobic remarks during a 1991 interview, in which the actor referred to not wanting to “take it up the arse”.
“With this look, who’s going to think I’m gay? I don’t lend myself to that type of confusion,” he said at the time. “Do I look like a homosexual? Do I talk like them? Do I move like them?”
“He never meant to upset anyone. I have never once heard anything anti-gay come out of his mouth. (Coming out) was one of the most terrifying things I have ever done. I was 22. When I told my dad he cried and blamed himself he felt he had done something wrong. That broke my heart and I told him it wasn’t my fault. I think they all suspected. I was at a family dinner at Aria restaurant when I told Mel. He just said, ‘It’s not my choice, but I love you and you’re my brother’.”
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