You may be shocked to learn this, but… Mel Gibson has a problem controlling his temper. And he uses crude language when he’s upset. You’re shocked, aren’t you?
Anyhoo, Mel had a meltdown last night while speaking to a film class at Cal State University at Northridge. A few members of the Mayan community showed up to question Gibson about the use of Mayan stereotypes in his film “Apocalypto.” When a Mayan expert pressed him about the issue, the actor totally flipped his shit.
After Gibson’s presentation, the crowd was allowed to ask questions. Alicia Estrada, an Assistant Professor of Central American Studies at CSUN, challenged Gibson, asking him if he had read about the Mayan culture before shooting the controversial film. Gibson said he had.
Estrada persisted, stating that representations in the movie that the Mayans engaged in sacrificial ceremonies and had bloodthirsty tendencies were both wrong and racist. Estrada and others tell TMZ that Gibson exploded in anger, responding, “Lady, F**k off.”
We’re told Gibson also became extremely angry when members of the Mayan community protested on how they were portrayed in the film. The emotional Mayan members were escorted out of the room, and we’re told Gibson screamed a parting shot — “Make your own movie!”
“Fuck off” and “make your own movie” are such adult comments to make. Good job. Mel’s rep blamed the incident on Estrada, calling her a “heckler.”
Gibson’s publicist, Alan Nierob, told TMZ, “This person was a heckler who was rude and disrupted the event, so much so that the event organizers had to escort her out.”