Lisa Bonet’s Actor Hubby Gives Apology After Catching Major Heat For Insensitive Comment
Things are not looking good for Hollywood dudes these days. Amid a week of sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood men, a video of former “Game of Thrones” star, Jason Momoa, resurfaced online Thursday were he made some questionable comments about about rape.
Here’s What Happened:
Actor, Jason Momoa, who many of us Old Schoolers know as actress, Lisa Bonet’s husband, is also widely known for his role as “Khal Drogo” from the HBO series, Game of Thrones. About 6 years ago, Momoa was at a Comic-Con panel, along with several other Games of Thrones stars, where he discussed his love for sci-fi. While sharing what he loved about sci-fi, Momoa also revealed that he enjoyed playing “Drogo” because he was able to fight villains and sexually assault beautiful women, referring to a scene where “Drogo” raped “Daenerys Targaryen”- a female character- on the show. Here’s what he said:
“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,” Momoa said at Comic-Con.
Apparently, Momoa’s comment was actually meant as a joke…a very distasteful one though. Many Game Of Thrones fans remember that horrific scene and also remember that Momoa’s character married and fell in love with the woman he raped, however, his comment was in poor taste. In the age of social media, anything’s liable to come back to haunt a celeb.’ Momoa learned this lesson the hard way, check out his apology below.
See Momoa’s Offensive Joke & Sincere Apology:
More than 18 hours after the video was posted on Twitter, Momoa issued an apology.
“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, Momoa wrote in a statement on Instagram. 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.”
Jason Momoa’s rape comment resurfaced after his fellow co-star, Ben Affleck, is undergoing sexual assault allegations as well. Several women have also made sexual harassment allegations against Ben Affleck, who co-stars in “Justice League” with Momoa. While the video doesn’t necessarily paint Momoa in the best light, Warner Brothers is reportedly unbothered, as they will continue to support Momoa as he attends Justice League promotional appearances or interviews.
Prior Interview Shows A Different View About Rape Scene
In full disclosure, the father of 2, actually didn’t take the rape scene as lightly as he joked about it in that video. In a prior interview, he once expressed his discomfort in filming the scene.
Momoa previously told the New York Post about his discomfort in shooting the rape scenes with his onscreen wife “Daenerys Targaryen,” played by Emilia Clarke. In addition, he clearly points out that he’s not a rapist.
I’m raping Emilia [Clarke, who plays Daenerys]. I love her, but I’m hurting her and she’s crying. We could have made it longer, but you get the idea, said Momoa, I’m not a rapist! I prefer my women to enjoy sex … Just do whatever your woman wants, and you’ll be fine.
Lisa Bonet, Her Man & Her Fam’
What we do know is that Lisa Bonet a.k.a. “Deniece” from The Cosby Show and her husband, Jason Momoa, have a beautiful marriage. They tied the knot in 2007 and have 2 beautiful mini-me’s: a daughter, Lola Iolani, and son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha. They are often seen so in love as he gushes over her in public. (Lisa also has daughter, Zoe Kravitz, with ex-husband, Lenny Kravitz).
Hopefully Momoa’s fans will accept his apology, because it sounds like he made a horrible mistake by making that insensitive, wack rape comment. But he has no other history (at least not publicly) of being a jerk like that. And besides, we all make mistake at times because we’re human…and celebrities are no exception to that rule.