Patrick Swayze and
Jodie Foster Come To Defense of Mel Gibson - Says Mel is Not
August 7th 2006
Both Patrick Swayze and Jodie Foster have come to the defense of Mel
Gibson after his drunken driving arrest and derogatory statements
against Jews. Swayze, who started in various films including “Dirty
Dancing” said “I feel really bad for Mel.”
The 50 year old Swayze told GMTV “People say stupid things when they
happen to have a few." Swayze is currently performing in “Guys and
Dolls” in London's West End, according to the BBC. "I feel really bad
for Mel." Swayze added Mel is "not anti-Semitic".
"Hands deserved to be slapped if you do something stupid, but don't take
it too far." He told Kate Garraway of GMTV on Monday “"a man [as]
talented" as Gibson would bounce back from his current ignominy. You
don't put somebody down like that," Swayze said. "When you are a
pit-bull and you love what you do, that talent will find its way out."