Debate erupts over resurfaced video of Jason Momoa making a rape joke
13 October, 2017, 04:39 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
Actor Jason Momoa - better known as Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones - has found himself at the centre of controversy after footage recently emerged of him joking about rape.
"As far as sci-fi and fantasy go as a genre, there is so many things you can do", he says, "like rip someone's tongue out of their throats and get away with it".
Game of Thrones has been constantly criticised for its portrayal of rape throughout the series.
"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", Jason said in his apology on Instagram.
The clip of the Justice League actor resurfaced after a number of recent discussions of sexual harassment by men in Hollywood.
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Others defended the clip, saying it was old and it was referring to his character in the show.
"Yeah, I'm raping Emilia [Clarke, who plays Daenerys]".
We're pleased to see that he has owned up for his comments and offered an apology, but the comment shouldn't have been made in the first place.
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