‘Game of Thrones’ star Jason Momoa apologizes for ‘tasteless’ rape comment after controversial video resurfaces


Jason Momoa

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Jason Momoa played Khal Drogo on “Game of Thrones.”
In the show, Drogo raped Daenerys Targaryen on their wedding night.
At 2011’s San Diego Comic-Con, Momoa said he loves the fantasy genre because you can “rape beautiful women and then have them fall in love with you.”
The clip resurfaced on Twitter and went viral.
Momoa posted an apology on Instagram for his comment years ago: “I made a truly tasteless comment. It is unacceptable and I sincerely apologize with a heavy heart for the words I said.”

Early Thursday morning, an old video of “Game of Thrones” actor Jason Momoa making a joke about getting to “rape beautiful women” on the show was shared on Twitter. People who hadn’t seen the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con panel were freshly horrified by the comments.

On Friday, Momoa shared an apology for the insensitive remark on his Instagram page:

I awoke in Australia to the justified reactions by many people to a distasteful joke I made years ago in Hall H for which I am sorry. I am still severely disappointed in myself at the insensitivity of my remarks that day. I know my sincerest apology now won’t take away those hurtful words. Rape and sexual harassment can reach anyone and I have seen first hand its painful torment among members of my own family and friends.

I made a truly tasteless comment. It is unacceptable and I sincerely apologize with a heavy heart for the words I said.

All apologies, Jason.

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