RDJ Mocks Galifianakis Over Gibson 'Hangover' Boot

RDJ Mocks Galifianakis Over Gibson 'Hangover' Boot-photo

Robert Downey Jr. publicly chided his Due Date co-star Zach Galifianakis this week over his role in kicking Mel Gibson out of The Hangover 2 during an introduction for the duo's film at a Cinema Society screening in New York.

"Do you want to make any other big mistakes?" Downey asked Zach from the stage. "Cost more people their jobs?"

Galifianakis reportedly exited the stage speechless, but only after glaring at the Iron Man star and snatching his popcorn.

As previously reported, the cast of The Hangover 2 (which includes almost all the people from the first film) vetoed director Todd Philips' decision to cast Mel Gibson in a cameo spot as a Bangkok tattoo artist. Iron Mike Tyson was allowed to rehabilitate his career with a cameo in the first film, and as such, he was down with Mel having the part.

On the podcast Comedy Death-Ray, Galifianakis issued a remark in mid-October many believed referred to Mel Gibson's exclusion: "I'm in a deep protest right now with a movie I'm working on, up in arms about something. But I can't get the guys to [listen] ... I'm not making any leeway." 

Check out Rob and Zach's official trailer for Due Date:

What do you think about Robert Downey Jr.'s comments? Let us know in the comments section.

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  • AW
    AW

    CM...Robert is Jewish too.....just to point that out!

  • sally
    sally

    Whoopie, Chris Rock and Jodie have said he not racist. Sure there are other but the press is not saiding.

  • DaViD
    DaViD

    He is not Jewish....he's Greek Orthodox. Goooooood for RDJ!!! ya!! support the racist guy... some of you guys are ridiculous. if mel wants to try and make another come back, let him do it on his own time and movie. dont bank of a genius film that isn't yours to be liked. no one likes him. his career is shot.

  • mag
    mag

    He is not Jewish....he's Greek Orthodox. Goooooood for RDJ!!!

  • spiniton85
    spiniton85

    Robert Downey Jr. is so amazing I can't even stand it. I'm so proud of him.

  • eric
    eric

    oh please i say rascist remarks all the time but im not a racist and my wife is black! sometimes people do dumb sh*t especially when they are drinking . so dont be an idiot. secondly RDJ is NEVER wrong so this is obviously a Zach mistake. PERIOD AHMEN

  • Marianne
    Marianne

    Im sure RDJ was joking around with Zach. He seems like that kind of person. But either way, I still support Mel being kicked out of the movie. I think he's gotta learn that beating women and saying racist remarks is not accepted.

  • Lele
    Lele

    Sounds like a joke or Robert is a douche. One of the reasons Zach probably didn't want Mel in the movie is because he is racist against Jews and Zach is Jewish (ok I'm not totally sure if thats true, can't find any info) Makes sense to me. I'm sure he isn't down with the whole degrading and beating women thing either. He's not Jewish...and he's not funny either..if he's going to judge Mel or anyone...he should think first about his own probs.

  • cm
    cm

    Sounds like a joke or Robert is a douche. One of the reasons Zach probably didn't want Mel in the movie is because he is racist against Jews and Zach is Jewish (ok I'm not totally sure if thats true, can't find any info) Makes sense to me. I'm sure he isn't down with the whole degrading and beating women thing either.

  • Right2Think
    Right2Think

    RDJ is just showing his support for Mel. After all when he was working through his issues, Mel was the one that stood by RDJ and supported him. Unfortunately, Mel is going through some things that people are going to judge him for. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Being the cast of Hangover 2, maybe they wanted to protect their movie.

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