A viral video apparently showing Mel Gibson saluting former President Donald Trump at Saturday’s UFC match between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor has set off a mass triggering event, with prominent left-wing personalities and political influencers condemning the Oscar-winning Braveheart star for his public display of respect.
The video appears to show Mel Gibson performing a military-style salute to Trump from within a large crowd of people that had gathered to watch the former president enter the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. A representative for Gibson didn’t immediately respond to a request for confirmation.
Mel Gibson was one of several celebrities who attended Saturday’s match. Other stars in attendance included Justin Bieber, Dave Chappelle, and Kourtney Kardashian.
The Passion of the Christ director has never publicly endorsed Trump and has mostly avoided discussing politics throughout his career. But that hasn’t stopped prominent voices on the left from hurling insults at the Lethal Weapon and The Patriot star.
Left-wing agitator Majid Padellan — better known as Brooklyn Dad Defiant — tweeted, “Rest in hell to his dead career.”