The Gibson backlash, how do we watch his movies now?

We’ve been quiet on the Mel Gibson front here on MTV Movies Blog. Not for lack of material of course; more for being a loss as to how this recent turn of events should be digested. While I would have preferred to think of Gibson forever in his goofy and charming “Maverick” character…

…I can’t help but wonder what the future holds for Mel Gibson movies. Especially because I was excited to see his next film, “The Beaver,” which re-teams him with his “Maverick” co-star Jodie Foster. Now that excitement has been replaced with uncertainty.

Instead of bashing Gibson, which is really what he deserves, I’m putting the question to you, the readers. What are your thoughts on this recent turn of events? As moviegoers, are you able to separate the man from his art?