Mike Tyson is no angel. He’s no hypocrite either.
Tyson made his big-screen debut in the summer of 2009 with the blockbuster comedy The Hangover. He was such a hit in the movie that the producers dragged him around to all the premieres and promotions because Tyson is one of the more intriguing athletes of the last 10 years.
Intriguing inside the ring, and out.
Tyson recently flew to Thailand to shoot The Hangover 2 and said he would have worked with Mel Gibson, despite the ongoing scandals.
"I'm not going to ever in my life point my finger at anyone," he said to The Post. "I don't live in a glass house. None of us do. I work with anybody, as long as they're respectful."
He goes on to say that we all have to fight demons — demons like the troubled Gibson.
"We all have that guy — a Mel Gibson — in us," said Tyson. "We just don't want people to be exposed to it. Maybe he needs to go get help. We all need help, and need someone to talk to. I'm not against him, but I'm not for him."
Gibson was supposed to have a cameo appearance in the film, but reported protests from Zach Galifianakis apparently canceled those plans.
The Hangover 2 is scheduled to be released on Memorial Day 2011.