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Mel Gibson's Oscar Nomination Is A Reminder Of How Quickly Hollywood Forgives And Forgets

"Mel Gibson's comeback is the most disgusting thing to witness."

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On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the 2017 Academy Award nominations were announced, with Hacksaw Ridge coming away with a total of six nominations.

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The film stars Andrew Garfield, who is nominated in the Best Actor category.

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And is directed by Mel Gibson, who received his first Oscar nomination in over 20 years in the Best Director category.

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The last time Gibson was nominated for an Academy Award was in 1996 when he won Best Director and Best Picture for Braveheart.

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Since Gibson won his last Oscar, the actor has become a controversial member of Hollywood, starting with a 2006 DUI arrest in which he made anti-Semitic remarks to the arrest officer, continued to make other offensive remarks, and incurred domestic violence allegations.

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And a lot of people took issue with Gibson's recent nomination.

Mel Gibson's comeback is one of the most disgusting things to witness.

Remember Mel Gibson being nominated as Hollywood pats itself on the back for nominating some well deserved black artists.

I continue to be disgusted by mainstream Hollywood's acceptance and praise of anti-semite, racist, woman-abuser #MelGibson.

An admitted sexual abuser is our president and Casey Affleck and Mel Gibson just got nominated for Oscars. Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Some even noted that Gibson's nomination hurts other progress the Academy has tried to make when it comes to diversity.

Well, Mel Gibson, but on the other hand, we solved racism. Yay! More later.

Good: Nom for Michael Shannon. Bad: Nom for Mel Gibson Ugly: We now have to say, "Oscar nominee SUICIDE SQUAD" #Oscars

Truly shocked that Mel Gibson is nominated for an Oscar and not a Cabinet position.

Not only has Hollywood embraced Gibson once again, but so has the general public, considering Hacksaw Ridge earned more than $100 million at the box office worldwide.

The actor said in a statement that Hacksaw Ridge's nominations are "a testament to every single person who worked on Hacksaw Ridge, and to every soldier who made the sacrifices they made to fight for their country, including Desmond Doss."

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