Jason Momoa brags about ‘raping beautiful women on Game of Thrones’ in resurfaced video
Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa made an insensitive joke about raping women on the show in 2011 which has now resurfaced. He apologised for it on Friday.Updated: Oct 13, 2017 11:22 IST
After Ben Affleck’s cringeworthy old video of him behaving inappropriately with a female TV host resurfaced on Thursday, the internet has found another of his co-star from Justice League, Jason Momoa. The actor can be heard and seen making awful jokes about rape in the clip.
The video, which is from the Game of Thrones panel during 2011 San Diego Comic Con panel, shows Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and creater DB Weiss and David Benioff answering audience questions. When asked about how he liked working on the show, Momoa counted ‘getting to rape beautiful women’ as one of the perks as he pointed towards Clarke, who sat right beside him.
The audience responds with a thunderous laughter while Weiss and others can be seen hiding their faces in embarrassment.
Momoa apologised on Friday through an Instagram post for the insensitive joke he cracked six years ago. “I am still very disappointed in myself at the insensitivity of my remarks that day.” Read his full statement here:
On the show, Momoa plays the leader of a ‘savage’ tribe of warriors who marries a young bride, played by Clarke. He forces himself on her during the first few days of their wedding. Their relationship ultimately turns romantic and later they were often called the best couple on the show.
People on Twitter have been angered and disappointed by his words, wondering about the fate of Justice League after his and Affleck’s names have come up for their sexist behaviour within a week.
Jason Momoa was too fine & perfect…knew there had to be something wrong. But damn it! pic.twitter.com/5OnwOjB91c— Pettywise (@Mrknowitalll_) October 12, 2017
Me: "Oh why is Jason Momoa trending is their new Aquaman news?...." 😃— CRT (@StoryofEverest) October 12, 2017
*clicks and reads*
Ben Affleck and Jason Momoa got every Warner Bros exec involved with the Justice League movie like: pic.twitter.com/NBc5ElbyV3— Celly Cell (@Cellshock7) October 12, 2017
Jason Momoa has ruined all of the things. I'm...I'm devastated.— Small Freedia (@KidFury) October 13, 2017
Momoa will be seen as Aquaman with Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Amy Adams and more in Justice League. He will also be seen in a solo Aquaman movie with Amber Heard and Nicole Kidman.
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First Published: Oct 13, 2017 11:21 IST