Posted on Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:30 AM PDT
Mel Gibson has been called anti-Semitic and homophobic, but his brother, who is gay, is defending the actor.
"I've never heard anything anti-gay come out of his mouth," says Andrew Gibson, 43, of Mel, 55, in an interview with The Sunday Times.
- "When I heard them (the accusations) I just thought, 'That isn't Mel.' ... He has never said anything abusive, aggressive or racist in his life. ... 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."
"He never meant to upset anyone," Andrew says "I have never once heard anything anti-gay come out of his mouth."
Andrew told the Times that when he came out age 22, it was "terrifying," but Mel was there for him, telling Andrew: "It's not my choice, but I love you and you're my brother."
Years ago, when promoting Braveheart, Gibson infamously said, " ... with this look, whoâ€™s going to think Iâ€™m gay? It would be hard to take me for someone like that. Do I sound like a homosexual? Do I talk like them? Do I move like them?â€
What do you think of Andrew's defense?
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