Rob Schneider has siezed upon the Mel Gibson incident in a poorly disguised attempt to build up his own reputation. In the process, he has only shown himself to be, in real life, the loser he often portrays in movies and television.
As we all know, Mel fell off the wagon and made derogatory comments concerning the Jews while under the influence. He has since apologized twice, insisting that he is not anti-semitic and that he does not really believe what he said. The fallout has been severe, and it is uncertain, at this point, if Mel's reputation can be fully revived.
Obviously, Gibson is seriously down, and now, suddenly, entering from stage right comes Schneider to give him a good swift kick or two. If Schneider pictures himself as a gallant knight crusading against the forces of evil, he is sadly mistaken. Rather, he is revealing to all that his character - his basic makeup - includes the tendency to attack an adversary when his target has been fully imobilized and is defenseless. This is the trait of a coward and a bully.
Schneider then says he will not work with Mel Gibson even if offered the leading role in a movie. With that statement, he has followed the kicking-a-person-when-he-is-down gambit with what is nothing more than a shallow attempt to elevate his own status. The truth is, of course, that Schneider couldn't hold a candle to the legendary talent of Mel Gibson, and it is obvious that Gibson would never, under normal circumstances, associate himself professionally with Schneider.
Credit must be given to those in Hollywood who have restrained themselves from taking advantage of someone who has so obviously shot himself in the foot.
As for Schneider, I think I've lost what little desire I might have had for seeing any future movies or shows that he will ever appear in.