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Gerard Butler's Middle Finger Salute

Gerard Butler's Middle Finger Salute

Scottish hunk Gerard Butler rings in the new year with a middle finger salute, partying in Miami’s South Beach on Monday night.

Gerard‘s next film, Nim’s Island, is set for an April 4, 2008 release. Nim (Abigail Breslin) is a young girl who imagines an island to be magical, basing its mystic nature on the experiences of her favorite fictional character, Alex Rover (Butler). When Nim’s father goes missing on the island, Nim teams up with Alexandra (Jodie Foster), the author of the Alex Rover books and Rover himself.

Have a Gerry-ful New Year!

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  • Colin

    OH! Give the guy a break? If he’s not drunk, but tired then maybe he should have stayed home with his dog instead of some date.

    Also his “Charity” work is do to all his cult-like fans who pay collect the money to keep his website open, who pay for the planting of the trees, who collect for the kids with Cancer. He does nothing, but pick the charity to be on his behalf. Just check out e-bay for all the ‘charity’ things people are chucking up there. Blankets, signed stuff, ect.

    Hey a talented actor, sexy on the eyes, and has an accent… that he has the finger trick (done several times-some without involving paparazzi) down we can now graduate him to the Colin Farrell School of Acting.

  • K

    His campaign for the trees, cancer charities, his pup… boy Colin, you sure have this man’s info down pat for someone who is not a fan.

    Could you per chance be a jealous husband or are you disgruntled because he’s not batting for your team?

  • K

    I don’t like “the finger” either, but since when does using it equate to destroying hotel rooms and physically attacking razzi like Ferrell and Depp?

  • Colin

    It’s a matter of time before we hear of Gerard and destructive ways and who says ‘Colin’ isn’t a cover for a chick? Duh!

  • Tom

    Gerard is directly involved with many of the charities he supports. Are you aware that he called a young boy who was dying of cancer, and spoke to him on the phone for 20 minutes. The boy died 2 hours later, and claimed that Leonidas was his hero. Gerard has done many things to help others. Do not judge the man’s character by a few photos. Anyone who wants to know what kind of man he really is, will discover that he’s a hard working actor who is greatly respected by his peers and fellow actors.

  • dreamer

    Colin, would really like to know what your problem is. If you dislike the man so much, why are you reading this board??

  • cdn GBfan

    What I cannot understand is why his flicking “the bird” is such a HUGE deal? Has no one else on this board ever done that before? I for one have done it before – not my proudest moment – but it didn’t stop me from doing it again…you know those moments of anger where you need/want to do something – so you give someone the finger! It’s better than turning violent!

    I understand that celebrities should expect to give up a certain amount of their privacy when they enter into this profession but haven’t we invaded their personal space a bit too much now?

  • Suz

    Point of clarification about Gerry’s reputation for flipping the bird: I have seen only one other picture of him doing it. I was sitting 15 feet in front of him at WonderCon when at a panel discussion a question was posed having to do with contemporary political implications of the movie 300.
    Zack Snyder fielded the question though it might have been asked of Gerry – but to my recollection, that is when he flipped the guy off – of course cameras caught the gesture…we just laughed about it – so did he.
    The current incident at this one at WonderCon should not constitute a reputation for flipping people off…let’s keep it real. And Gerry – keep your hands in your pockets when you’re around the razzi – OK??

  • Colin

    He called a dying child and it was reported by him. Not for the kindess of the act only, but for the press it brought to him. Why didn’t he just keep the good-hearted moment to himself?

    The ‘Finger’ has been done by atleast 4 times

    At Wondercon while on the panel
    At the 300 Premiere
    At Dressed to Kilt in 2005
    New here on New Year’s Eve

    Why am I here? I’m here to comment of this dummy who gave the finger to the camera. This is will do wonders for his career when it comes to these ‘heartfelt’ and ‘kid friendly’ related movies he’s has out.

  • Tom

    WRONG! Gerard did not report his kind act to the child with cancer. The man in charge of Kids Kicking Cancer quietly sent a letter to one of Mr Butler’s fansites, to let them know about the event. It was NEVER reported in any article or news story.

  • Suz

    Yes Tom – it was Rabbi Elemich Goldberg, Founder and National Director of Kids Kicking Cancer – not Gerry. He has never spoken of it.

  • Witch

    Tom, get real man. I love that guy but come on… . His eyes are visibly bloodshot. Do you see these broken veins in his right eye? Do you see his bloated face and puffy eyes? What kind of exhausting work he was doing a day before to look that bad?

    I smell troubles here.

  • Suz

    Witch, I share your concern and did see his very bad right eye. But upon enlarging the photo I did notice that it was only in one eye and not in both. Possibly some kind of injury? When I’m ****faced BOTH my eyes look bloodshot. He looked to me light he just got off a plane – no he didn’t look good – but I like rough LOL

  • Witch

    Suz, he has been wearing that bloated face and puffy eyes for months. I know something wrong has been happening with him. And, as he is alcoholic I can’t exclude the possibility that he has started to drink, no matter how much I want it to be untrue.

    And Suz, his both eye whites are pink,. Bad sign if you ask me.

    What I mean folks, if he has really troubles with drinking again, the last thing on the whole world he needs is the blind defence. Think about that, “fans”.

  • K

    Colin…I am NOT asking why you are here but HOW it is that you know every detail about Gererd (however slanted )? Your information cant be gathered by a simple check of his websites, you seem far too aware of his every move. Are you sure you are not a stalker? Have you been looking jealously over your wife’s shoulder?

    As Colin no doubt knows, Gerard’s family lives in Scotland where he spent the holidays. Jet lag and airline travel could easily account for the broken blood vessel in his eye and appearant fatigue.

  • Abbey

    Those bloodshot eyes could mean steriod use too, along with the puffy face. I hope not but he did bulk up very fast for 300 and now for Game. It’s wonderful the work that Gerry’s fans do in his name for his charities. Gerry can barely say thank you for the thousands of dollors raised in his name.

  • Colin

    It was reported in their news section (above link). If they didn’t want to world to know it–why not just share it with their members only section like some of his other stuff is?


    Not a stalker-not a man, though if I was-don’t think Gerry wouldn’t pounce on me with some Sparta love-I’m just infomed in the Industry-K. There is no need to post a comment about someone and know nothing about the person they are talking about.

    Drunk or not Drunk-that is not the question. Jet lag or no jet lag is still not the question. We don’t have to ask why he gave the finger–just comment on the person behind the finger gesture. Is this role model to our youngsters?

    Don’t like the press-stay home.
    Don’t want press-QUIT ACTING

  • Pukkie

    Is this a role model to our youngsters?

    Well..if you want to base your judgement on one picture…or a few, like they show here…then perhaps not. I certainly don’t think so.
    BUT, is it really fair to judge a person by one bad picture?

    I don’t like the flipping the bird-thing, I wouldn’t do it myself, ever!
    But it’s his choice, and besides that…we do not know the situation here!
    Besides…we all do things we’re not proud of later.
    Nobody can deny that!

    I happen to be a tart, or a Gerard Butler fan. Which doesn’t mean I only pay attention to the looks and accent. I’m not that superficial.
    He can act, he’s great at it actually. But that doens’t mean that I love everything he does….wether it’s in his acting or in real life.

    Let’s just be realistic here…People….He’s only human….

    ….and he shouldn’t be judged based on this one thing (he did a few times, I know)!!

    But that’s just my opinion of course.

  • L

    Ok Colin, I am deducing that you are an older woman because of your term youngsters. It seems that you have mastered the art of contradiction completely.

    Here is your quote (with spelling correction), “Not a stalker-not a man, though if I was-don’t think Gerry wouldn’t pounce on me with some Sparta love-I’m just informed in the Industry-K. There is no need to post a comment about someone and know nothing about the person they are talking about.”

    So ‘Colin‘…. You have made comments about the man, tell me how well do you know him personally to be able to make these rude and unsubstantiated comments?

    When has Gerry EVER said he wanted to be a role model for ANYONE! He is a man that is living HIS life and no one else’s it is plain and simple.

    I highly doubt that his flipping off someone would come as a surprise to his mother. She knows exactly who he is and loves him dearly no matter what. He is the first to admit his faults for crying out loud. Give the guy a break and the rest of us.

    Blame the Tarts? Is that the blanket excuse for when you have nothing better to say? Shame on you. You seem to know a lot about what goes on with him and the website. What happened did you get kicked off for bad behavior? Is that is why you are coming off as so bitter?

    Pukkie I agree with you, you can’t base a persons character on a couple of pictures when we have no idea what was happening at the time.

    Yes he has been sick lately, whose to say that the medication he has needed hasn’t had adverse side effects? No one knows for sure and it is just plain rude to speculate the worst about a person no matter who they are.

    Gerry is a contradiction in all he does and he would be the first to admit that as well. He works hard at what he does giving it his all.

    True fans don’t blindly sweep things under the carpet, never have never will, but they will care about him no matter what. There is nothing wrong about looking for the good in people, maybe some of the people here should try it for a change.

  • Witch

    “True fans don’t blindly sweep things under the carpet, never have never will”

    Oh, really? So what are you doing now?

  • goldfish

    arrogant and cocky! makes me sick! so unattractive.

    big time loser!!!

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  • L

    Jeez Witch how long did it take you to come up with that brilliant comment? Obviously you just don’t get it.

    There is no sweeping going on here. If you understood the written word you would understand that there are a multitude of reasons for everything. Just because you wear the “Let’s Find Something Ugly About Everyone” badge that doesn’t mean that I am sweeping anything under the carpet. This is your problem not mine.

    Unless you are following him around 24/7 there is no one that know for sure anything about him. I am simply saying, why is it that everyone finds it so easy to just accept the worst about people? An why on earth do you find fault with any kind gestures he might make. There is something very wrong with that. I don’t care what the motives are, what is important is the outcome. Making a young man happy before he died, or making a call to a young woman facing the certain death of her mother.

    Let’s just say for the sake of discussion that he is drinking, which I DON’T believe is the case, that doesn’t mean that I would see him any differently. Nor does that mean I would be sweeping a problem under the carpet nor making excuses. Believe it or not, it really is possible to care for a person unconditionally. IF he is in trouble, he is smart enough to take care of it and there are a lot of people willing to support him.

    If there was a medical condition, what good would come of all the nasty spiteful comments that seem to be so easily spewed here.
    Humanity…something that appears to have been forgotten on this board, here is a reminder…

    1. human race: the human race considered as a whole
    2. qualities of human being: the qualities or characteristics considered as a whole to be characteristic of human beings
    3. kindness: kindness or compassion for others

    Again you have no idea what is going on in that picture, none of us that weren’t there does, but it is sad that you and others would rather think the worst of a person and the situation.

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  • K

    Still waiting for an answer Colin. How do you know every last detail about Gerard and his website?

    You confess to being a woman and then make some outragous statement about “Sparta love” implying that Gerard is gay… Here is another example of bitterness and ridicule from your fingertips that seems far beyond anything that merely “flipping the bird” should create.

    You are “informed in the industry”? LOL

    What is your REAL problem with the man?

  • Colin

    No one really gets kicked off at the site and even more to disturb you is that I’m one of the Forum Moderators for that site. You may not understand the language in the forum I monitor-but its clear that even a ‘TART’ or ‘FAN’ of Gerard can spot a mile a way that his bad behavior has turned for the worse where he things just giving someone the finger will make others want to runaway.

    You can be a fan or Tart of his and not be able to turn a glimpse of reality that you can bad mouth ones behavior when its bad.

    You had your say-he can do no wrong in your eyes-so move on. And I think it’s that having fans seek him out 24/7 that is part of the problem.

    It isn’t the first time he’s done it–and won’t be the last-so I’ll join the ‘whatever’ bandwagon. See you over @ the unoffical site! :-)

  • K

    I think I might know who you are now “Colin” and I’m not so sure it is the “main” site that you work for but one of the smaller ones… either way, with your bitter attitude, you clearly need to move on and find some other site to influence. I hear Brittany is looking for support. Okay, that was just snotty, but you really are cold and assuming and it brings out my darker side.

    I said before and I will say again, since you apparently were not reading clearly, I do not condone all the man does and the choice to do this was poor. My point is that you and otbers have taken it “300″ steps further and accused the man of all kinds of bad behavior.

    Shame on you!

  • Bettyboop

    Pictures speak louder than words people. Tired – Yes. Bloodshot eyes – Yes. Rude – Yes. Bloated – Yes. Tired looking – Yes. Talented – Yes.
    He’s an actor FGS – not a saint. He’s also said he’s a bad boy and he’s human. So let’s leave it at that and say no more.

  • Colin

    K-don’t let the link to the other site fool you. I am talking about his site at and all the fun extras you get for being a part there-

    Exclusive Gallery Sections
    Fan Video Over 18 Contest
    Fan Created Music Videos
    Exclusive Comicon Videos


    The bad behavoir is clear to see by everyone-no one has to comment on it. Shame is on him-not us. :-)

  • Luciana

    Wow. All this over the finger? You’ve got to be kidding me. Who gives a damn if he flips someone off evey second of the day? You people. And that makes you all weird. I live in NYC and I see people getting flipped off everyday. It’s practically a form of currency. Maybe it’s just where I’m from. I guess I should buy a poodle skirt and move to Pleasantville next to you guys.

  • K

    A voice of reason. I bow to thee.

    K from Pleasantville signing out.

  • L

    I couldn’t give a flying rats arse if he is flipping the bird that is not the issue I take. It is the accusing him off all sorts of crap that is just rude, and you Colin what the heck are you doing on a fan site when you obviously have no loyality and have no qualms of raking him through the mud. You are a sorry one. So “whatever” to you, you aren’t worth the time of day.

    Luciana… what a hoot. Betty… bravo

  • Colin

    There is loyalty and stupidly. Do you have to 100% loyalty
    to someone and not be able to be objective of them?

    Loyal is knowing you can hold a different view of someone
    for their actions and stupidly is thinking Gerry gives a darn what you think of him as long as he wrangles in people to see his movies and bring his rating on polls and they post positive message on fan and news sites.

  • L

    You really don’t understand anything you read do you. And why the heck to do remain a part of the site you supposidly moderate? Be bold what is your GB name so we can all see who is bashing him. Now that would made for an interesting thread.

    A person can most certainly be loyal to someone even if they don’t agree with everything they do. You wouldn’t know what being loyal is if it bit you in the butt. I hope your family is as loyal to you as you are to him and the site. I hope when you do something that they don’t feel is right they show you the same consideration you are showing Gerry and that would be NONE.

    The more you talk the less you say…

  • thetruthhurts

    Its a shame that little Abigail Breslin has more class, poise, self respect and maturity than her middle-aged European co-star.

  • Colin

    L — I can’t believe you haven’t figured out who I am from all the time I’ve spent in the Chatroom.

  • Tom

    Colin, I’ve no idea who you are, but given how you REALLY feel about this man…. why don’t you resign as a moderator? Seems to me, if you really dislike him that much, you could find better things to do with your time.

  • O

    Wow, you’ve really stooped to a new low Colin. Its a shame that you’re supposedly moderating over at the site… seeing the vulgar remarks you’re making about Gerry… and from what… a photo of him flipping the paparazzi off for something that you and I don’t even know what’s going on.

    Stop beating around the bush and just reveal your GB name. If you have so much guts as to openly bash him, then it shouldn’t be a problem at all revealing who you are. And if you don’t like the guy, why waste your time with the site? Its people like you who tend to focus on the negatives, and always try and bring someone’s spirit down.

  • Suz

    Well O, very astute observations. But can I take exception to your assertion that it takes guts to openly bash Gerry? Sorry dear, using phony names and bashing someone online does not take guts… in fact it is the most gutless thing you can do IMHO. A life spent in celeb chat rooms, leaving cryptic posts about the celeb and then dancing around with strangers about what an “insider” you are…well…courage doesn’t come to mind. Courage is when you sign your name and own what you say.

    So now I must change my original impressions as I review this tiny dust-up over the picture. It’s so obvious who is truly courageous, who spoke his mind and looked the camera in the face and owned it – Gerard James Butler. We love ya Gerry…you’re grand!


  • L

    Tom, O and Suzanne…voices of reason. Three people who get it! I wonder what admin would think about a moderator that goes on about Gerry that way?

    It amazes me how people have taken one picture with a stupid gesture, one that maybe he shouldn’t have used, but I’m sure he had a reason for, and have found a way to to condem him of what? He is drunk, he is smoking no matter what anyone says, he is on steriods, and should be out with a hooker. Wow people sure know how to read a lot from one razzi picture. I could care less who that finger is aimed at most of the time Gerrys is playing around what is the big deal.

    I see no guts from you Colin. You’re in chat big deal. You assume that we would know who you are by what …your writing style, that we would hang on to your every word as gospel? I guess I will have to go there and see what… someone who bashes Gerry at every turn? Me thinks someone would get a spanking with that move. So fess up ye of big mouth. Stand up and reveal thyself.

  • dreamer

    colin, you seem to feel that we as his fans should be doing something about hispossible drinking/smoking/steroid using, if this is the case for his haggard look of late. what would you have us do?? we are not his family, close friends or handlers. these are the people who should be taking care of him. we as his admirers can only support him by showing our appreciation of his talent.

  • L

    Colin Colin Colin…I know exactally who you are, why am i not surprised. You make a habit of bashing Gerry on as well. Shame on you. Why the site puts up with you is beyond imagination. Maybe you should just stick to your Colin Ferrell site and leave to those that actually respect Gerry, warts and all.

    Remember Tarts love and respect a person even if they do things not to our liking. It is the person that we care about, unconditionally. You should try it sometime it is quite liberating. Maybe that is why you hate the term Tart.

    Try to find joy in your life ‘Colin’ it is there. Finding fault in everything can be rather exhausting.

    Everyone try to keep up with his schedule and lack of sleep and see how you look after awhile. Give the guy the benifit of the doubt. Under it all he is a kind, compassionate, hard working man who tries his best. End of story.

  • cyndee

    L ~ I like what you wrote, but I doubt that Colin is who she says she is.

    There are all kinds false identities and trolls on the internet. People like Colin write to get everyone else going, it’s a game to them.

    Like Suz said earlier, Colin uses inuendo not courage. She insinuates that she’s a moderator at that site, but she doesn’t come out and say who she is.

    I don’t believe a moderator of a reputable site would write the way Colin does. I just don’t buy it.

    This thread is like a microcosym of the internet, from the sublime to the ridiculous. I feel that Gerry showing some honest anger for a brief moment is more real and truthful.

  • Tom

    I agree with cyndee. Frankly, I don’t care who “Colin” is, or what games he/she might be playing…. what I care about is that people don’t seem to think trashing a decent man’s reputation is wrong. For all the positive ways we can use the internet, it still amazes me that some people use it to trash and bash others. What’s the point?

    Isn’t there enough negativity in the world…?

  • Suz


  • Colin

    L-if you figured out what monitor I am and wonder why the site puts up with me then perhaps you should the head owners why I’m still over there. You would be surprised at the answer. :-P

    Just because I edit the garbage remarks over at the site like some school teacher doesn’t mean I can’t express an opinion of his bad actions at another open comment place. Free speech on a place that he certainly won’t be posting at.

    If you think Gerard is Mister Perfect and can do no wrong (even though we notice from the pic he can) then may I highly suggest a visit to a shrink or behaps get away from the computer once in a while and join the real world.

  • GB fan

    wow – such nastiness!

    tom – i’m with you – we should all focus on the positive…and ‘colin’ – maybe our parents were right when they told us “if you don’t have something nice to say about someone, say nothing at all”….

    just my humble opinion!

  • Pi

    Gosh, people, you need glasses, lol! He doesn’t even look mad there, he’s in fact just “saluting”, at a pap’s request maybe? Is it a British thing, both Bale and Law do it, too?

    And his other eye is pretty clear. So, who poked him in the red eye?