Mel Gibson: “My Heart Goes Out to Shia LaBeouf” – WATCH VIDEO!
By Karen Brill | 3:01 pm, July 9th, 2014VIDEO
Mel Gibson is defending Shia LaBeouf.
The controversial actor says when you’re famous. “You’re under a microscope. You’re under scrutiny. If you achieve any kind of notoriety, the degree of difficulty goes up. The loss of personal anonymity forever is a hard pill to swallow sometimes.”
He adds, “You’re a target and you have to be really adept at tap dancing and dodging the bullets, and sometimes you get hit, and sometimes mortally. It gets pretty bad,” he tells IndieWire.
And that’s why Gibson his sympathy for the troubled LaBeouf.
“When I see someone like Shia LaBeouf with the bag on his head and stuff, my heart goes out to the poor guy. I think he’s suffering in some way. Otherwise, why would he do that? People are in line to sort of point the finger at him and say that he’s this, that, or the other. It’s easy to judge,” explains Gibson.
The Lethal Weapon star adds, “I’m sure he’s going through some kind of personal, very painful, cathartic thing that he has to exorcise and get out there. He’ll probably play it out and come back… He’ll be all right. I actually like the kid. I think he’s good.”
Check out the video below, and tell us what you think.