Zach Galifianakis' Friends Really Didn't Want Mel Gibson Working on The Hangover Sequel

zachgalifianakis_120.jpgWe all know that Mel Gibson was fired from the sequel to The Hangover and we all know that it likely had something to do with Zach Galifianakis' ardent protests. But was peer pressure involved, too? That's what TMZ says: "Our sources say some of the production people became belatedly upset [about the Gibson hire] because they were getting so much crap from friends, so they began objecting." Well, duh. Here's guessing Galifianakis' stance won't lose him many friends or fans. [TMZ]


  • S.T. VanAirsdale says:

    But Mike Tyson was OK in the first one? I'm so confused.

  • John Boy says:

    Why on earth would it LOSE him fans? Mel Gibson has seemingly gone out of his way to make sure we all know exactly how awful of a person he is. There is nothing wrong with not wanting to work with someone you despise and letting the people in charge of hiring know that.

  • Christopher Rosen says:

    Which is why I said it won't lose him many fans.

  • P says:

    Are we 100% sure this isn't designed to throw us off the scent of the cameo after the media ruined it all last week?
    The genius of following a Mike Tyson scene in the first one with a Mel Gibson bit is just too good to pass up. If I were Todd Phillips, I would fight tooth and nail for this to go down.
    And the blaming of it all on Galifianakis -- a comic who would totally be up for something a subversive as this -- seems too on the nose to be true.

  • Martini Shark says:

    You've changed, Zach -- totally gone Hollywood. What next? Will I walk into a KFC and see "your booth" has theater ropes around it, and the manager walks the floor commanding nobody look "Mr. G" in the eye while he scarfs down his Double Down sandwich?

  • Lucas says:

    The whole 'but Tyson' thing has come up a lot. Mostly by folks saying that Tyson was the same if not worse than Gibson.
    But here's the thing. By the time Tyson had done his role, he'd been convicted, done his time etc for his crimes. And basically been a decent person since (not perfect perhaps but not totally horrid either).
    Gibson on the other hand has more and more dirt coming out about him daily. All this dirt raises the question of whether he'll be someone they are capable of working with and what effect it might have on the reception of the movie. It might come off as callous and insensitive rather than funny. Consider the whole "Electric Cars are Gay" stuff with Vince Vaughn. He typically plays total douche bag character for whom that kind of line is common but there are cries that despite possibly fitting the character, that kind of joke just isn't funny. same could happy with Gibson in Hangover 2

  • George "B" Romero says:

    But electric cars ARE gay. I'm confused.

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