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A diversion from serious things: Mel

entertainment Updated: Jan 13, 2010 19:47 IST

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Hollywood actor Mel Gibson is baffled by the furore surrounding golfer Tiger Wood’s private life. Gibson insists there are more important issues than celebrity gossip.

Gibson admits he can empathise with Woods after his own personal life was put under the spotlight last year, following his split with his wife of 28 years, Robyn, and the birth of his eighth child with new girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

The actor can’t understand why such minor issues take precedence on the news agenda over more relevant and important issues, reported imdb.com.

"I feel sorry for Tiger. Why are we talking about this when we are sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan? You’ve got this history-changing event going on and we’re talking about Tiger’s private life. "He’s being used as a diversion and it just drives me crazy. You come out savaged. I just think, ‘Who cares?," said Gibson.