Mel Gibson, please report to the principal’s office.
Gibson reportedly exploded in rage on Thursday night during a presentation on the campus of Cal State University at Northridge where students and members of the Mayan community came to listen to the actor-director talk about his film “Apocalypto.”
According to a report, Alicia Estrada, an Assistant Professor of Central American Studies at the school, began to question Mel’s portrayal of Mayan culture in the film, accusing him of racial stereotyping.
When Estrada insisted Gibson’s depiction of Mayans as a bloodthirsty society that performed sacrificial ceremonies was both incorrect and racist, Gibson reportedly erupted, yelling “Lady, f**k off.”
Additionally, as members of the Mayan community in the audience began to protest the way they were portrayed in the film, Mel allegedly screamed, “Make your own movie!” as they were being escorted out of the room.
Mel’s publicist, Alan Nierob, released the following statement to Access Hollywood:
“The woman was a heckler, who was rude and disrupted the event in as much the event organizers had to escort her out.”