Controversial actor Mel Gibson saluted former President Donald Trump on Saturday, once they each attended a UFC match close to Las Vegas.
Gibson, recognized for starring roles in “The Patriot” and “Braveheart,” was captured making the military-style gesture to Trump as the previous president walked by means of the gang and waved.
The clip attracted widespread social media commentary because it circulated following Conor McGregor’s loss to Dustin Poirier.
Gibson, 65, was not beforehand a well known Trump supporter. He dissed Trump’s plan for a US-Mexico border wall in 2016 and didn’t vocally again him in 2020 — in contrast to extra forceful Hollywood Trump backers like Kirstie Alley and Jon Voight, who routinely promoted Trump’s re-election marketing campaign.
Gibson has not publicly defined his salute. He posted on Twitter, nevertheless, that he was on the UFC match along with his sons Ed, Will and Tommy.
Trump is contemplating a rematch in opposition to President Biden in 2024.
Gibson gained a following amongst religious Christians by means of directing the 2004 movie “The Ardour of the Christ,” however he’s been socially stigmatized over a sequence of anti-Jewish remarks, together with a drunken diatribe in 2006 during which he informed a police officer, “F–king Jews… the Jews are accountable for all of the wars on this planet. Are you a Jew?”
Gibson claimed that notorious comment was “simply the silly ramblings of a drunkard,” however he later confronted extra weird claims of anti-Jewish bias.