March 26, 2007

Details of Mad Mel's outburst

Sharp-Tongued Gibson Takes Teacher to SchoolLauren Robeson, the editor in chief of the Daily Sundial, CSUN's student newspaper, told E! News that Estrada asked Gibson how much research he had done and named several experts on Mayan culture and asked whether he had read any of their books.

According to Robeson, Gibson said that he was familiar with one of those authors, had visited the ruins, seen the murals and was up-to-date on his Mayan history.

Then, Estrada told him that his portrayal of the Mayas as bloodthirsty fans of human sacrifice was "inaccurate and exaggerated." (Meanwhile, event organizers kept lowering the professor's microphone, apparently hoping to avoid a scene, Robeson said.)

To which Gibson supposedly said, "Oh yes, and you are a f---king troublemaker, so f---k off."
Comment:  See Mel Goes Ballistic--"Lady, F**k Off!" for more on the story.

9 comments:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
'Outbursts' ordinarily occur if any speaker finds himself in disagreement with any person who believes that he or she has ownership of the venue in which the speaker is a guest. It does not matter if the speaker ever has met the individual or even has had communication with same. The person who attacks must only have been waiting for the right opportunity to make what they believe is their case, and then they pounce. That Mel Gibson used curse words to fend off such an attack is his choice, entirely. The attacker used words equivalent to the guest's speech, if only because she wished her words to become public display of her opinions, which are all she really had as the basis of her expression. That she used her opportunity to assail a guest speaker at her own university only means that she felt that her prior presence granted her a kind of privilege that others might not have assumed. The word in law is called slander and thus the woman crossed legal lines, therefore. That did not prevent her from expressing such but her actions prompted university security to remove her from the event, all the same. Her remark that she did not use improper language only means something if the person she so asaulted should decide not to press charges for public attack.
That Mel Gibson continued his address and communion with the university audience after she was removed from the vicinity only can mean that he much is accustomed to being so assailed by members of his public. And only because when a person gets mixed reviews, he knows that he must be doing something right, as totally negative reviews or totally positive reviews become meaningless, therefore...
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'

Anonymous said...

Mr. Gibson resorted to childish behavior and used filthy language because he had no defensible argument.


Anonymouse

Rob said...

An outburst occur when someone bursts out with words and gestures. Especially with an expletive. Whether the outburst was justified or not, the word describes the action accurately.

It's "slander" to call Gibson a racist? Don't think so. Learn how public figures are fair game for such opinions and you won't sound so ignorant. (Which is also a legitimate opinion and not slanderous.)

By the way, I guess the photographer just happened to catch Gibson in the one moment he became angry. And not in the several minutes before then when he was supposedly calm. What amazing luck!

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Where is the time signature that identifies the photo so displayed as the EXACT moment that Alicia Estrada asked her leading querstions? And where is Alicia Estrada in such a photo or photos?
Third, given though photo even one taken, at the gathering so named? Fortunately for this blog AND Mel Gibson, nothing therenor waht ehrloes was so named and ithen attributed. Else you would see how Mel Gibson is laughing hs ass off, just as writerfella did when he read the post. Either or untrue, where is Mel Gibson? Nowhere near his own climax or even his own anticlimax, after whether certain lipids hit or not?
All Best
"House"
'writerfella'

Rob said...

The photo was supposedly taken sometime during the event. Does it matter when? If this wasn't the moment when he uttered the expletive, it shows he was angry earlier. For all we know, he may have been angry from the beginning.

In other words, if this was his attitude while he was "calm," I'd hate to see his attitude when he wasn't.

We know Gibson is guilty of at least one unjustified outburst: his drunken tirade against Jews last July. Oh, wait...didn't you castigate me for criticizing that, too? Gee, maybe the officer should've escorted herself out of the vicinity so Gibson could continue ranting and raving in peace. We wouldn't want to hinder the great man from offending every minority in existence, right?

Rob said...

What's funny is your garbled writing in these sentences:

"Third, given though photo even one taken, at the gathering so named? Fortunately for this blog AND Mel Gibson, nothing therenor waht ehrloes was so named and ithen attributed."

Your grammar and spelling are atrocious here. Are you going to blame this on an electrical spike too? How does that scramble the word order in a sentence, exactly?

Bottom line: Those who criticize other people's grammar and spelling better have impeccable skills of their own.

Rob said...

More thoughts on Mel's outburst:

More Mel...or is it "Mad Mel?"

Stephen Hunter said...

Yes the man is from the 'land down under' were they treat dark skined people with just as much respect as native americans.In good ol new zealand we have the same problems.some of the towns maori people live in are like the rez.but they just dont mad max for nothing.i have not seen the film and i dont really want too.

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Sorry about the garbled text. DeeDee the Siamese often gets behind the computer tower and apparently had loosened the keyboard plug. Took writerfella some while to troubleshoot just what was errant.
Luckily, APOCALYPTO doesn't need individual movie admissions to succeed, as it has made over $100 million worldwide and is being prepared for a DVD release at this time. Fortunately, opinions are like elbows -- most people at least have one or two flapping about in the breezes...
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'