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Jason Momoa Apologizes Over ‘Sport of Thrones’ Rape Jokes

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Jason Momoa Apologizes Over ‘Sport of Thrones’ Rape Jokes

discovered himself touchdown in scorching water after an previous video of him throughout a Comedian-Con panel for HBO’s “” resurfaced on-line. Within the 2011 video, the Khal Drogo depicter made jokes about raping “stunning ladies” on the hit medieval present.

“However so far as sci-fi and fantasy, I like that style as a result of there are such a lot of issues you are able to do, like rip somebody’s tongue out of their throat and get away with it and rape stunning ladies,” Jason mentioned. His remarks made the group snicker at the moment, whereas fellow forged members, together with and , lined their faces in assumed embarrassment.

A Twitter consumer posted the video and wrote within the caption, “tw: rape. a horrific clip of jason momoa saying he beloved engaged on #gameofthrones bc he ‘received to rape stunning ladies.’ males are trash.”

Following the criticism, the actor took to his Instagram account to formally deal with the difficulty and apologize for the “distasteful joke.” The “” star wrote, “I awoke in Australia to the justified reactions by many individuals to a distasteful joke I made years in the past in Corridor H for which I’m sorry. I’m nonetheless severely disillusioned in myself on the insensitivity of my remarks that day.”

“I do know my sincerest apology will not take away these hurtful phrases. Rape and sexual harassment can attain anybody and I’ve seen first hand its painful torment amongst members of my circle of relatives and mates,” he went on writing. “I made a really tasteless remark. It’s unacceptable and I sincerely apologize with a heavy coronary heart for the phrases I mentioned. All apologies, Jason.”

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This got here within the midst of an ongoing sexual harassment scandal involving Harvey Weinstein as a number of stars, together with , , , , got here ahead to talk up towards him. Only recently, Amazon Studios Chief Roy Value by the corporate following a declare that he sexually harassed a Hollywood producer by making a crude reference to “anal intercourse.”

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