You heard it right folks! The crazy ranting actor, has an even crazier ranting father. Mel Gibson’s 93-year-old dad, John Hutton Gibson, just filed for divorce from his second wife of 10 years, Teddy Joye Hicks Gibson, citing irreconcilable differences. Gibson Senior lists their date of separation as May 28th and requests that the court not allow any spousal support to be awarded to his soon-to-be ex-wife and that she pay all the attorney fees herself.
Most people find his decision to divorce at the age of 93 a bit strange, but then again Mr. Gibson was already a bit strange. Two years ago the then 91-year-old geezer went on a political radio program to discuss issues involving the Catholic Church. When referring to the fact that the Catholic church was not willing to comment on homosexuality, Gibson stated “It’s not willing to do so because half of the people there in the Vatican are queer.” And when asked whether he thought the Pope was gay himself, he replied, “I certainly do … why else would he put up with this”, adding “He’s a slippery character.” What a sweet fellar ha! Check out TMZ’s recording.
Thought the Pope thing was controversial? Just you wait. Back in 2004, Hutton Gibson really made a statement. A week before the release of Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of the Christ, Gibson’s father was making claims that the Holocaust was exaggerated. “It’s all… maybe not all fiction, but most of it is” he said, adding that the gas chambers and crematoria would not have been capable of killing that many people. “Do you know what it takes to get rid of a dead body? To cremate it? It takes a liter of petrol and 20 minutes. Now, six million of them? They did not have the gas to do it. That’s why they lost the war.” In a follow up interview with Diane Sawyer, Mel Gibson was approached regarding the rants of his father to which he simply replied, “He’s my father. Gotta leave it alone Diane. Gotta leave it alone”. Like father like son I guess, since Mel Gibson accidentally made his anti-Semitic views slip in the media several times.