Jason Momoa has apologised for a rape joke made at a Comedian-Con panel again in 2011, detailed in a video that has surfaced on-line not too long ago.
The Recreation of Thrones star, who performs Khal Drogo within the collection, commented on the issues that he is capable of get away with within the science fiction and fantasy genres.
“I like that style, there’s so many issues you are able to do, like rip somebody’s tongue out of their throat and get away with it and rape stunning girls,” Momoa stated.
Whereas the group laughed, forged members have been visibly embarrassed following the remark.
On Friday morning, Momoa took to Instagram to apologise for his feedback.
“I’m nonetheless severely dissatisfied in myself on the insensitive of my remarks that day. I do know my sincerest apology now will not take away these hurtful phrases,” he wrote.
“Rape and sexual harassment can attain anybody and I’ve seen first palms its painful torment amongst members of my circle of relatives and associates. I made a really tasteless remark. It’s unacceptable and I sincerely apologize with a heavy coronary heart for the phrases I stated.”
All this comes within the midst of sexual harassment and assault accusations in opposition to producer Harvey Weinstein, and how these allegations did not go public for thus lengthy, regardless of apparently being an open secret in Hollywood.