Why would anyone want to watch a movie with Mel Gibson in it?

I live in Los Angeles, and it seems like half the billboards in the city are advertising a movie called Daddy's Home 2. I didn't even know there was a Daddy's Home 1, so I wasn't planning on seeing it anyway, but when I saw that it was co-starring the misogynist antisemite homophobe Mel Gibson, I did a double take. Who would want to see that miserable creep's face on the screen. It turns out that Ira Madison III of the Daily Beast is wondering the same thing as me.

From his piece, titled, "What the Hell Is Mel Gibson Doing in the Family Comedy 'Daddy's Home 2?':

In the wake of at least 40 women accusing him of sexual harassment or assault, Harvey Weinstein lost attorney Lisa Bloom, but has gained a new one: Blair Berk.

A powerful Hollywood lawyer, Berk has represented stars like Kanye West, Ryan Seacrest, Heather Locklear, Kiefer Sutherland, and Lindsay Lohan in their paparazzi scuffles, stalking problems, and DUI arrests. But one of Berk's most infamous clients was Mel Gibson. She represented Gibson when tapes were released exposing an anti-Semitic rant against a police officer, a subsequent recording of racially charged threats against his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child Oksana Grigorieva, and her domestic-violence accusation against him. She's damn good at her job. That's why, despite the damning audio—and Grigorieva's claim that the actor-filmmaker knocked her teeth out — Gibson managed a comeback tour at the Oscars this year for his war drama Hacksaw Ridge, and is now, inexplicably, starring in the purported family comedy Daddy's Home 2.

TMZ provided a transcript of the rant in 2006, when Gibson was pulled over for driving drunk in Malibu and told a male deputy, who is Jewish, "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." He then is alleged to have turned to a female sergeant and said, "What do you think you're looking at, sugar tits?"

In the rant against Grigorieva, portions of which leaked online, he got even more explicitly racist and misogynistic: "You go out in public and it's a fucking embarrassment to me. You look like a fucking bitch in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of n—–s it'll be your fault. All right? Because you provoked it. You are provocatively dressed all the time with your fake boobs." In 2011, Gibson pleaded no contest to battery charges against Grigorieva.