Jason Momoa found himself landing in pretty hot waters after an old video of him surfaced these days. In the 2011 video, the Khal Drogo depicted made some jokes about the fact that he ‘got to rape beautiful women’ in the show.
‘But as far as sci-fi and fantasy, I love that genre because there are so many things you can do, like rip someone’s tongue out of their throat and get away with it and rape beautiful women,’ Jason said at the time.
— elizabeth (@peeanofreek) October 12, 2017
His remarks made the crowd laugh, while fellow cast members, including Lena Headey and Kit Harington, covered their faces because they felt embarrassed.
A Twitter user posted the video and wrote in the caption, ‘tw: rape. A horrific clip of Jason Momoa saying he loved working on #gameofthrones bc he ‘got to rape beautiful women.’ men are trash.’
After the criticism, the actor took to his Instagram account to officially address the issue and to apologize for his joke.
Jason wrote, ‘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 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,’ he continued writing.
‘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.’
This whole scandal came in the midst of an ongoing sexual harassment scandal involving Harvey Weinstein and several stars, including Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne, who came forward to speak up against him.