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Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa apologises for rape joke

From BBC - October 13, 2017

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa has apologised for joking about "raping beautiful women".

The comment was made in 2011 - but has resurfaced after the claims of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein.

Speaking about his love of fantasy and sci-fi roles, he said he enjoyed being able to "rip someone's tongue out of their throat and get away with it, and rape beautiful women".

In an Instagram post, he's apologised for the "truly tasteless" comment.

The actor made the remark while speaking on a panel at Comic Con, when he was playing Kahl Drogo in Game of Thrones.

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After making the rape comment, some of his fellow cast members put their heads in their hands. But there's also a lot of laughing from the crowd.

Six years on though, some of the reaction on Twitter is very different.

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