Mel Gibson wants you to know something: he's sick and tired of being called to account for his behavior. The Bird on a Wire star, turned director of flagellation epics like Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ, has given an interview to USA Today in which he opens up about his recent troubles and claims that his critics have not been treating him fairly. "I've apologized, done the right thing, now get the hell over it," he says. He also feels the public flogging he's undergone in the past six months -- which must be enjoyable to him on some level, right? -- has been "out of proportion." Gibson has been out promoting his latest opus, Apocalypto, but until now has chosen to only give interviews to television outlets and movie websites that would shamefully avoid quizzing him about that night in July when he was pulled off the Pacific Coast Highway and launched into a slobbering, drunken tirade against Jews.
Gibson also seems to feel that criticism of Apocalypto, which has done well at the box office and been rewarded with a Golden Globe nomination, is an attack on him personally. "To make it personal against me, that's a low blow," he opines, although its not clear which critic he's referring to. Having not seen Apocalypto yet, I can't comment one way or another on whether the criticism is fair, but it seems like the most prudent thing Gibson could do at this point is just pipe down. Unless he wants to offer a long-overdue apology for Lethal Weapon 4.