Robert Downey Jr Wants You…

to forgive Mel Gibson.

From the juiced-box and Mel Gibson’s heart: Evanescence – Forgive Me

[Press ‘Play’ to hear Amy Lee make the same demands as Mel Gibson, only better]

You know me (and if you don’t there’s a cure for that), i’m all about the RDJr. A talented actor who hit the kind of bottoms that kill most people, he went into recovery and came back shining like a beacon to souls lost at sea, without losing any of the edge that makes him one of the best actors of his generation. A person who can serve as an example in both their personal and professional lives is like a Gucci life saver: priceless and feels good to have around you.

This Guy's Ready For Anything

The short version of this is that if Downey asked me to chew off my own balls with Amy Winehouse’s rotting teeth, i’d ask if he wanted me to start with the right or the left love bulb.

Which makes it very tough and more than a little hypocritical of me to say i won’t forgive Mel Gibson.

Especially hypocritical because in my Al K Hall Anonymous blog i’m all about the compassion: self compassion, compassion for others, a round of compassion on me for everyone all the way around.

Why am i holding out on some compassion for Mel, you so rightly ask?

Is it because he’s displayed anti-Semitic behavior more than once, and my children are Jewish? Is it because he’s beaten his wife, driven drunk, and demonstrated prejudice towards black people? What about threatening to burn down his children’s home while they slept inside it?

No. i, myself, know too well the gut shot burn of shame inflicted by going off half cocked. i have executed far too many wrongs to say someone else isn’t right, committed too many sins to be holier than thou, behaved far too criminally against others to judge anyone.

No. The thing i can’t look past is his future.

i don’t see him taking any steps to ensure these errors don’t happen again. i  hit some ugly bottoms myself and i continue to make mistakes in my sobriety, but i’m in recovery and actively working a 12-step program daily. Mel Gibson goes to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings drunk.

What i need to see from Mel Gibson is less contrition and more contribution. More action and less acting.

i’ll honor Robert Downey Jr’s request and forgive Mel Gibson when Mel Gibson starts acting more like Robert Downey Jr.

Until then, i forgive Robert Downey Jr for asking me to forgive Mel Gibson.

Click on the Shot for the Wallpaper

Click on the Shot for the Wallpaper

Finally, an Al K Hall original from the Bar None‘s Drunk and Demotivated page…

11 thoughts on “Robert Downey Jr Wants You…

  1. if Mr Gibson makes a good film, I’ll watch it. I don’t care about his personal issues, as long as he doesn’t kill kids or become a Nazi, I’m gonna see his stuff.

    • The Rod!

      Agreed, Gibson is a good actor and i don’t even mind watching a good movie with him in it. i’s just saying i don’t have to like his personality, let alone forgive him.

      Thanks for patronizing me, brother,

      Al K Hall

    • Hi Princess!

      Welcome to The Bar None!

      Come on in, put your feet up and what can i get you to drink?

      It’s nice to have another lady come in, there was too much testosterone in here for a while. Especially a young woman who can write! Your blog is excellent and your tribute to the ruttier sex nearly brought a tear to my eye.

      And about Jr…i know, right!? What a cool mother. Glad you got a kick out of the shots (apparently i’ll have to do some Adrien Brody next time?) and please come back again soon.

      Thanks for patronizing me,

      Al K Hall

  2. I picked up on the non-judgment. Still, to be safe … to be and stay sober you need to hang onto your Program and work it. It’s important with alcohol to have the structure and guidelines.

    I love that you don’t judge others who have to walk different paths.

    I am no Mel Gibson … he is an anti-semite and, well, a mean SOB. I don’t have much invested in him: He’s not really “real” to me. I did like a few of his older movies … his Mad Max trilogy … i liked the one about the aliens on the farm … can’t remember the name … but beyond that …

    As a human … he’s got a long way to go. God is the only one who can straighten his shit out. I’ve got no claims on what he should do.

    YOU are doing great. You are sober … you have program … RDJr. is nothing short of a miracle, front and Center. Go with God … and on earth hang with Robert Downey Jr. Man that boy can bend … isn’t he into yoga????

    ta ta Al, melis

    • Sweet Melis!

      In the end, it’s all about getting along together, right? We have to share space in this place and no one can really judge anyone else because we can never truly understand another person. We haven’t truly walked in their shoes so we can’t know. What i do know is that i don’t want to hang with haters because they make me uncomfortable. Which is why The Bar None is a Hater FGree Zone!

      Thanks for patronizing me, Miss Melis,

      Al K Hall

  3. I love Mr.Brody so much I can’t even spell his name right!! What if he ever saw that story and and noticed?! I would die a thousand horrible deaths. I don’t know what it is about him..

    I can’t wait to see the second Holmes! I just made my mother watch Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. She now loves the Downey.

    Thank you for the words of praise..I’m still new to this and trying my best! I will try not to blog-stalk you but no promises.

    -Princess Von Voodoo

    p.s. the door mat only works if you wear undies…

    • Princess!

      Kiss Kiss Bang Bang! One of the most underrated movies of all time. Downey Jr is amazing and Michelle Monaghan is so sexy i pro’lly won’t be able to spell her name right.

      Your blog is truly a lot of fun and feel free to stalk away! That’s what i’m here for. Especially if we don’t need the mat…

      Thanks for patronizing me, babe,

      Al K Hall

      • Awww thank you so much:) I always have to introduce that movie to the Iron Man era Downey lovers…some don’t remember he was in Natural Born Killers as well.

        I have a ‘thing’ for fucked-up to be made better guys…or just fucked up…Downey is a made better version.

        -Princess Von Voodoo

  4. I gotta tell you I saw the post name for this and my first thought was ‘and I want Iron Man’, then saw to forgive Mel Gibson and was like ‘pfft just make movies Mel.’ I still want Iron Man. Which btw he is the best drunk super hero EVER!

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