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- We found no evidence Mel Gibson made such a statement. His agent has said he wasn’t responsible for it and has no public-facing social media accounts.
"Soon the end and they know it, that’s why they want to destroy everything in the way," reads what looks like a post from "Mel Gibson yesterday at 18:39." (18:39 is 6:39 p.m.)
Below the text is what appears to be a riff on the Israeli flag, with an hourglass in the center instead of the Star of David.
An Instagram post sharing the image was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)
We contacted Gibson’s agent’s office about the post, but didn’t immediately receive a reply.
However, Alan Nierob, his agent, told Lead Stories that Gibson wasn’t responsible for the post and has no public-facing social media accounts.
We looked for but couldn’t find any authentic social media accounts for Gibson, or evidence that he made such a statement.
We rate this post False.
Instagram post, Nov. 4, 2023
Lead Stories, Fact Check: Mel Gibson Did NOT Make Social Media Post About 'The End' Of Israel, Nov. 6, 2023
The Atlantic, Cancel Mel Gibson, Dec. 2, 2021
ABC News, Mel Gibson Addresses Accusations of Anti-Semitism, Oct. 12, 2006
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