Mel Gibson doesn’t think Hollywood is ready to forgive him for a number of controversial incidents that occurred in the last few years.
The 56-year-old actor was caught uttering expletives and racist remarks in a tirade against his child’s mother, Oksana Grigorieva, in audio tapes released to the public.
He was again caught on tape laying into Maccabees screenwriter Joe Eszterhas calling him a "f**king ****" among other things, and last month his stepmother filed for a restraining order against the actor, saying he spat in her face.
Mel told website Comingsoon.net: "They have to forget. I don’t even think they’re vindictive. I don’t think they think there’s reason to forgive.
"And forgive what to begin with? What are they asking for? It’s almost like, ’Can you please forgive me for what?’ What did I do, really? It is kind of ridiculous."
Mel continued to insist that he hasn’t done much wrong, for the industry to judge him in the first place.
He added: "So it’s kind of hard to pinpoint exactly what needs to be forgiven, and I don’t consider that anything does because I didn’t hurt anyone.
"But you know, hey, that’s life. It ain’t easy and it’s not fair. You’ve just got to slip the old water off the back and move on."