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Mel Goes Ballistic -- "Lady, F**k Off!"

3/23/2007 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Mel Gibson exploded in anger last night on a college campus after an expert on Mayan culture accussed him of racially stereotyping the Mayans in the movie "Apocalypto."

It happened last night at Cal State University at Northridge in the San Fernando Valley. Gibson was speaking to a film class about his movies, and several members of the Mayan community came to hear the famous director.

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!"

UPDATE: 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." For the record, Nierob, not Howard Rubenstein, reps Gibson.



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16.

Lisa    

"lady F--K Off!" ROTLMAO! I don't think he's racist I think he has an ego the size of two continents.

2585 days ago
17.

homer smith    

Hey Lady! (And I use the term losely) You heard him, "GO F**K OFF!!! You people make me gag. Always whinning about something. JUST GO F**K OFF!!

2585 days ago
18.

Only in    

We are a peaceful people,but no more.We have war party underway,all tribes marching towards Hollywood,we gonna spear your new assholes,COWABUNGA

2585 days ago
19.

Brenda    

The mayan's are lucky some has taken the time to tell their dumm ass story. Who in the hell cares about their savage asses. The mayan's have not contributed anything to the world. Thay all want to come to America to live in the great land of the U.S.A.
Amricans have done in 200 years ,what thay couldn't do in a thousand years.
Mayans get over it. If you were so proud you would be living in your own country.
Some great warrors ,you have and will lose every war.

2585 days ago
20.

Nichole    

I am so sick and tired of all the thin skinned people in this world ....GET OVER IT ! If you do not like his movies then don't go see them easy enough. I would have told the broad the same thing . I suggest she go back to where she came from and while she is at it she can kiss Mel's ass on the way out of the door!

2585 days ago
21.

Mike    

Mel just thought she was Jewish. He really likes Mayans.

2585 days ago
22.

craphound    

Hey Dave C #21 u know what u are advocating . Murdering someone u can be charged and do some time if someone follows thru with your threat , TMZ , u need to police comments like this and law enforcment needs to know about this MR. Dave C. , u are a fool , all u people better realize u can get your ass in a sling for comments such as this that u post

2585 days ago
23.

Dottie    

This movie was his vision. You just can't please everyone.

2585 days ago
24.

pocket change    

Maybe ol'Mel should not speak in public! Maybe he should not be in the public eye at all. Crawl back in your hole where you belong Mel.

2585 days ago
25.

Mandy    

He serioiusly needs anger management classes. I feel sorry for his wife and bevy of children..he probably abuses them both mentally and physically.

2585 days ago
26.

Jason P    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpmWqPUpFUY

Mel should have seen THIS version of Apocalypto LOL

2585 days ago
27.

Jack Kingston    

History is being re-written to suit the politically correct nonsense that now dominates education and the media. So what was Gibson expected to do? Should he have made a movie that was inaccurate because the truth may offend people. If this keeps up all history will be whitewashed because some nut may be offended by the truth. Already we are hearing some crazies putting forward the theory that it was the US who flew planes into the towers because, it seems, the truth may offend Muslims. Give me a break

2585 days ago
28.

ascotan    

I like Mel.

Look guys he's a temperamental artist. What else needs to be said?

He's a great actor/producer. He just flys off the handle with all the PR crap. Hell I can understand that, and I'm NOT working in Hollywood.

2585 days ago
29.

Vickie    

It's a movie,you ugly ass Mayan's.If you have to come here an complain over other people rights,go back home.

2585 days ago
30.

Pettyhead    

get off the guys ass already! Pick up any book on the Mayan history and you'll find information on sacrifices and such. Since when is making a film based on history racist? You would think this was a racism free country the way everyone is so quick to trash people that are making news for comments made. Ever tell a blonde joke? tell an ethnic joke? called a woman out of her name? laughed at a comedian on tv who was telling racist jokes? called someone retarded? gossiped about someone cruely? If you answered yes to any or all of these there is a class out there waiting for you to save your soul.

2585 days ago
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