It took me a little while to read through the Mel Gibson interview he gave Deadline and what he is trying to say and what he does say. After reading it, I think he is just trying to cover his ass the best way he can and tries to seem contrite but at the same time it does not really come across that way. More than once he says that he has never treated anyone badly based on their race or religion or sexuality, but this is not true. There have been repeated instances where he has and they have been caught on tape. Think about how many times he has said things which were not recorded or caught on tape?
He says that he does not care if he acts anymore so does not care if audiences support him or go to see his movies. I think he actually does care, but realizes that people just might not be willing to give him a chance. To come right out though and not appear to care what audiences think show me this is a guy who really does not care about anything. At the same time, I fight with my own argument because if he did not care what audiences or people thought then why did he consent to an interview at the same time his movie is being released? He wants people to go see it.
He also says he does not care if people judge him and that he is way beyond that now. The strangest comment? The fact he would give Jodie Foster a pedicure every day if he could. Interesting. You can read the entire interview here.