Another Gibson Tirade?

Claims are being thrown around that Mel Gibson went on a "tirade" over accusations that he was racist:
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."
As happens frequently the media's version of events and the actual version from someone who got off their derriere and went there are totally different:
She kept accusing him of being racist, irregardless of the fact that these things DID happen in the Mayan culture. The faculty of CSUN turned off her microphone and Mel Gibson said "No, let her talk. Please." And she became angry and said that her voice was being silenced even now by the fact that they were turning off her microphone. Mel Gibson said "I'm listening to you! I can still hear you!" She began berating him again and accusing him of not doing ANY research. He kept repeating that he HAD done his research and that the story was not about portraying the Mayans as violent people but it was a chase story and about a man trying to get back to his family. He then said "Lady, you're nothing but a troublemaker and Fuck OFF!"

At which point the AUDIENCE cheered. They were there with the SOLE purpose of putting on a demonstration. Mel Gibson was at that school to give the Anatomy of Film Production class an opportunity to ask questions and some faculty were welcomed in to see the film themselves. There was a LINE of students wrapped around the building and only 22 were allowed in.
I don't think what Gibson did was the best thing - when you use the language of an alley cat, you tend to make yourself look like an alley cat. If he had kept to the high road I think the headline would have been different at the end of the day.

h/t Relapsed Catholic.

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