TMZ reports that Mel Gibson got angry last night on a college campus after an expert on Mayan culture accussed him of racially stereotyping the Mayans in the movie "Apocalypto."
Gibson was at Cal State University at Northridge in the San Fernando Valley, where he was speaking to a film class about his movies, several members of the Mayan community were also present.
After Gibson's presentation, the crowd was allowed to ask questions. Alicia Estrada, an Assistant Professor of Central American Studies at CSUN, asked Gibson 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. Gibson responded with, "Lady, F**k off."
Gibson's publicist, 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."
Gibson also became extremely angry when members of the Mayan community protested on how they were portrayed in the film. As the Mayan members were escorted out of the room, Gibson said, "Make your own movie!"