In case you're wondering about the average Us Weekly reader — and really, who isn't? We're always asking ourselves, Who the fuck reads this? — let's look at the comments section from the Us blog post about Mel Gibson's anti-Semitic tirade. The readers respond:
"i still love him as an actor"
"At least The Jews are responsible for the wars in Lebanon."
"Leave him alone. I cannot imagine what he is going thru and how people are treating him. He is human and all humans make mistakes. He needs this time to repair himself. He has done alot for people and they should not forget that."
"It hard to live with an addiction. No matter what it is. I feel very bad for him. He seems like a great father and a brilliant man. I don't judge him one bit for this."
"He was drunk..and right! All you people who watch the news only if the house next door is on fire...turn Euronews (not your made-up CNN or NBC) and see how many innocent!!! people have the israelis killed in Lebanon for the past two weeks. I agree with Mel, and I like his movies! Forget you ignorantes"
And then, the voice of reason:
"JEWISH PEOPLE ARE PICKED ON BC WE ARE THE CHOOSEN ONES WITH ALL THE MONEY AND EDCUATION BC EDUCATION IS VALUED. LET MEL GIBSON AND HIS MONEY BE VERY HAPPY AND HE PROB WILL PRODUCE ANOTHER FILM BLAMING JEWS FOR THE DEATH OF JESUS."