Some previous footage of Recreation of Thrones star Jason Momoa joking about rape within the context of the present has just lately been making the rounds, and, would you imagine it, the joke is offensive and likewise fairly revealing.
Within the video, which is of a 2011 Comedian-Con panel, Momoa says, “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.” The gang burst into laughter upon listening to the road.
On Thursday, Momoa apologized for the comment, becoming a member of the rising ranks of males who’ve apologized for one thing this week:
“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 upset in myself on the insensitivity of my remarks that day. I do know my sincerest apology now received’t 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 associates.”
It’s not the one time that Momoa has been flippant with regards to rape in Fantasy and rape as fantasy, particularly because it pertains to his position on GoT. In 2011, the New York Put up asked the actor how he felt about filming a extremely disturbing scene within the first season the place his character, Drogo, rapes Emilia Clarke’s character, Daenerys, and he responded with equally insensitive “humor”:
“Yeah, I’m raping Emilia [Clarke, who plays Daenerys]. I like her, however I’m hurting her and he or she’s crying. We might have made it longer, however you get the concept. I’m not a rapist! I choose my ladies to take pleasure in intercourse.”
And I choose to take pleasure in jokes, however males so usually destroy them.