Right. My bad. Mel Gibson was
racially stereotyping the Mayans.
I haven't seen the movie, so I can't speak on any possibly racist themes in the movie, but I will say that a professor of Central American studies and the "members of the Mayan community" probably know more about Mayan culture and whether or not it was portrayed accurately than Mel, I, or even you. But that's neither here nor there.
My question was about how she "deserved" that responce. If Gibson is going to give a presentation and take questions from the audience, he shouldn't tell an audience member who asks a perfectly valid question to "F*** off."