Mel Gibson's remarks about Jews during his DUI arrest were beyond stupid, and certainly he should apologize for them, but all this public groveling and self-flagellation, prostrate before all the world is embarassing to watch. Enough already!
The people whose forgiveness matter to Gibson have already decided whether or not they will forgive him, and apparently he's getting help with his booze problem with the support of his family, so why the demand from everybody that he continue to demean himself after he apologized already...apparently very forthrightly and sincerely from the accounts I've read?
Answer: because some people who believe they've been personally insulted derive sadistic pleasure from watching the offender twist and squirm in purgatory as he begs their forgivness, (and the smug media love nothing more than to watch the rich and powerful be humbled). Other peoples' mistakes allow these pathetic wretches to feel superior, and the longer they withhold forgiveness, the longer they get to indulge their pompous arrogance, as if they never said anything they regretted.
Seriously, who takes as gospel the ravings of a toasted drunk? I do not for a second believe that the world's Jewish population got it's collective panties all in a bunch over Mel's 2:00AM, inebriated rant, and I think the soulless media pushes this non-story simply because it sells.