Justice League and former Game Of Thrones actor Jason Momoa has issued an apology for comments he made in 2011 which made light of rape, saying he is “severely disappointed in myself at the sensitivity of my remarks.”

His apology comes after footage showing Momoa joking about his character and the “rape beautiful women” while speaking at a Comic-Con panel resurfaced online. His co-panellists could be seen wincing from the comment.

For those who never caught the earlier seasons of Game Of Thrones, Momoa’s character Khal Drogo engaged in graphic non-consensual sex with Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke.

Momoa’s comments caught a lot of flak since being brought back into the public conscience, perhaps magnified by the sickening allegations of sexual abuse levelled at industry heavyweight Harvey Weinstein.

In light of the anger at Momoa’s comments, he wrote that reactions were “justified”.


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Momoa’s Justice League co-star Ben Affleck has been hit with accusations of sexual harassment in the past few days, to which he also issued an apology.

Source: E! News
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