So, it turns out, the scheduled Mel Gibson cameo in The Hangover 2 was true. But now it’s not because, apparently, there was disagreement on the set of The Hangover 2, which is to say: Some of the principal actors, who were OK with convicted rapist Mike Tyson appearing in the first movie, drew the line at having a racist, homophobic, sexist, anti-Semite in their movie. As the director, Todd Phillips, stated:
“I thought Mel would hav been great in the movie and I had the full backing of Jeff Robinov and his team. But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew.” (TMZ)
There was even some suggestion that Zach Galifianakis was instrumental in cancelling the Gibson cameo, as he made these comments in an inverview last week:
“But a movie you’re acting in, you don’t have a lot of control — you just show up and vomit your lines out. I’m not the boss. 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.” Galifianakis cut Aukerman off with an abrupt warning sound as the host began to mention the film’s title, but after Aukerman pressed, “I know you’re filming The Hhhhhhhh …” Galifianakis admitted, “It has something to do with a movie I’m working on, yeah. I’ll tell you about it later. It’s very frustrating.” (Source: Vulture)
So, the question now is: What offensive cameo can they get to replace Mel Gibson? Here are five ideas only marginally better than having Mel Gibson appear.