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Jay Leno has announced the guests for the final week of his stint as host of the tonight show.

Johnny Carson made the final appearances an honor. Ergo, I am surprised that Leno, has chosen this reprehensible man as one of his final guests.

I've always liked Jay Leno. I watch the show whenever I can stay awake. He's an extremely charitable man. By all accounts his affable persona that we see on the show is sincere.

Mel Gibson, on the other hand, is a bigot.

Please tell me your opinions. At what point do we forgive bigoted comments?

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i
May. 15th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
maybe jay will rip him a new one. i stopped watching after johnny anyway.
wibblywobbly
May. 15th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
Depending on the malice and sincerity I'm the bigoted statements, you can forgive, but not forget. Stuff like that will always linger.

Me Gibson was pretty full of shit in his apology and way too serious about what he said...

Plus, who cares about Mel Gibson these days... Or really Leno. Just another forgetable media moment made slightly less forgetable because one of the players is a grade a asshole

rob_t_firefly
May. 15th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
Gibson is handsome, caucasian, and wealthy. By Hollywood standards, that makes him basically flawless no matter what he's done.

Mel could come out on stage juggling live kittens and wearing a "The Third Reich was Keen" t-shirt and Jay would still shake his hand, clap him amiably on the shoulder, and walk him to the couch so he can get down to the serious business of asking when Lethal Weapon 5 is coming out.
jellomarx
May. 15th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
I don't know about the live kittens, but he clearly finds it acceptable to juggle live Katz.
auntiemom
May. 15th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
When do we forgive bigoted comments?
Why should we need a time limit or even a figurative limit to forgive bigorty? Because we were told that it is the proper thing to do? How far does inward grace extend?
Sometimes we need to have an outlet for @$#)&%*# and sometimes we need to learn how to respond reasonably or ignore.
It is a shame that a "landmark" change such as a final show has to be marked by the presence of someone who has expressed more than contempt and certainly ignorance on huge issues, not to mention an underlying hatred.
We could be in for a surprise on the show - hope so - doubit it and don't know if I will tune in anyway.

xforge
May. 15th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
I like Jay, he's a nice guy and pleasant to watch, but the soul was gone from that show after Johnny left. Johnny was one of the world's last great entertainers, and that word is not something you can use to describe very many people in show biz today.

I'm also very, VERY pissed at NBC for canceling several of their best shows (Chuck, Life) to make room for Jay's new prime-time venture, which as I said I like Jay, but I hope it fails miserably. I liked Chuck so much I may in fact remove all NBC's networks from my cable tuner.

Mel is a prick. He shouldn't get the time of day from mainstream media.
heart2hurt
May. 15th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Say's it all. I never liked Leno, for that matter, I never liked Gibson. At what point do we forgive? There is healing in forgiveness.
cathy_edgett
May. 15th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
It is unfortunate, but television is about advertising and making money. The controversial, and yes, reprehensible, attract viewers and that is why Mel Gibson will be there. That way Jay Leno can buy more classic cars. http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/garage/index.shtml
luckycee
May. 16th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
When he's entertaining. You can't change people, so you may as well enjoy what you can.
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