Maybe Hollywood has forgiven Mel Gibson, but people in the Twittersphere haven't.

Monday's announcement that Gibson will be a presenter at Sunday night's telecast of the Golden Globe Awards has provoked "considerable blacklash" from people on social media, according to MSNBC.

"What are you desperate," asked one user. "Mel (expletive Gibson)? You must be out of your minds," tweeted another.

Other tweets referenced the scandals that damaged Gibson's once gold-plated career as one of Hollywood's most bankable stars, directors and producers.

After scoring a major commercial hit with his 2004 film "The Passion of the Christ" -- which earned $600 million during its theatrical release -- Gibson's reputation took a nose dive.

Mel Gibson arrives at the premiere of "Mad Max: Fury Road" in  Los Angeles in May 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Mel Gibson arrives at the premiere of "Mad Max: Fury Road" in Los Angeles in May 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) ( Jordan Strauss )

During his widely publicized 2006 DUI arrest, the original "Mad Max" star reportedly made anti-Semitic remarks. Four years later, Gibson's off-screen behavior made news again when he was heard in leaked phone calls making erratic, violent threats against his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

Gibson attended 2013's Golden Globe Awards, but he just sat at a table with friend and collaborator Jodie Foster, who was there to accept a Cecil B. DeMille award.

But this year, Gibson will be presenting, along with such stars as Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams, Jamie Foxx, Amber Heard and Channing Tatum.


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At least one person on Twitter was beaming at the news that Gibson will play such a prominent role at the awards. Host Ricky Gervais, known for his comic skewering of Hollywood luminaries at previous Golden Globes, tweeted: "Mel Gibson is presenting an award at The Golden Globes. Thank you Jesus."

Martha Ross provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Follow her at twitter.com/marthajross.