As we continue to sift through the wreckage left in the aftermath of Mel Gibson's latest offensively racist tirade, one thing seems clear: Gibson's career in mainstream Hollywood is deader than William Wallace at the end of Braveheart. The emergence of the recording of Gibson telling Oksana Grigorieva that she's to blame if she gets "raped by a pack of n*****s" would seem to make that obvious.

However, as the 24 Frames blog over at the L.A. Times points out, this was a certainty even before the tape appeared. William Morris Endeavor -- the agency repping Gibson -- dumped the actor last week. The news didn't surface until yesterday, but clearly someone at the firm has had enough of Gibson's antics. The speculation is that his latest tirade, coupled with last week's passing of agent Ed Limato, finally cleared the way for the WME to part ways with the beleaguered performer.
This would seemingly spell the end of Gibson's career. It's probable that another agency will not take on Gibson at this point. While the old saying is there's no such thing as bad publicity, the public outrage over signing Gibson wouldn't be worth the free press. Plus, agents want to represent guys who get work -- it's how they make a living. It seems unlikely that Mel's going to be landing gigs even with the best agent in the world at this point.

It's sad to watch someone kill their career, but Gibson brought this on himself. How do you feel about it? Can Mel rehabilitate himself and make a comeback or are two incidents in the span of a few years unforgivable? I think no matter what happens, it's going to be a long time before people want to see him on screen again -- if ever.
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