UPDATE: Oct. 13 ― Jason Momoa took to Instagram Thursday to apologize after an old video of him making a tasteless rape joke went viral this week.
“I am still severely disappointed in myself at the insensitivity of my remarks that day,” he wrote. “I know my sincerest apology now won’t take away those hurtful words.”
“I made a truly tasteless comment,” he added.
As allegations against Harvey Weinstein continue to surface, other men in Hollywood are being called out for their own lewd behavior toward women.
This week, a 2011 video of Jason Momoa uttering a tasteless joke began making its rounds around the web again. The actor and his fellow “Game of Thrones” co-stars were speaking on a panel at Comic-Con when he made the comment.
“As far as Sci-Fi and Fantasy, I love that genre,” Momoa says in the video. “There’s so many things you can do, like rip someone’s tongue out of their throat, and get away with it, and rape beautiful women.”
After he made the crude joke, a few of his cast members appeared to laugh nervously before literally face-palming.
Now, people on Twitter are not having it. Some users simply condemned Momoa’s behavior, while others were clearly distraught over the fact that, well, yet another of their faves has very problematic opinions.
I shoulda known Jason Momoa was too fine to be worth a damn. Wow. https://t.co/EmuqEsknzo— king crissle (@crissles) October 12, 2017
Wow, this is truly disappointing and sick af— Dana (@danadane46) October 12, 2017
And this entire time I’d been asking where my Jason Momoa is. The Lord is my shelter. pic.twitter.com/hGNtsr9eGS— OhMyCottonSocks! (@MsPowerGranger) October 12, 2017
*crosses Jason Momoa off list* pic.twitter.com/SjhgGs2wB9— perspiration ting. (@heyalyshahey) October 12, 2017
To be fair, Momoa’s 6-year-old comment may not reflect his thoughts today, but it does not appear he ever apologized for or released a statement on his joke. HuffPost has reached out to a rep for the actor and will update this post accordingly.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.