Having had recently experienced a media fracas of his own after a (to say the least) politically-incorrect meltdown, Mel Gibson is no stranger to the scrutiny under which Michael Richards has recently placed himself as a result of a racially-charged outburst. From TMZ:
Michael Richards is getting support from someone who knows exactly what he’s going through – Mel Gibson. Gibson, infamous for his anti-semitic invective after being pulled over for drunk driving, tells Entertainment Weekly, “I feel really badly for the guy. He was obviously in a state of stress. You don’t need to be inebriated to be bent out of shape.”
But at the same time, Mel, come on. You have admit it’s kind of nice that there’s somebody out there to take the heat off ya. If I were Mel, I’d be trying to get Michael Richards to go out drinking, just to see what he could get out of him when he’s nice and wasted. I wonder how many shots of tequila it would take to coerce a rant about defenseless Asian babies, gay people in wheelchairs and my grandma.