As the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal illustrates, people have long memories when it comes to topics such as sexual misconduct and anyone in the public sphere is accountable for what they do and say … especially in the social media age. Actor Jason Momoa, who’s best known for playing Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones and Aquaman in the upcoming superhero blockbuster Justice League, is the latest high profile celebrity to land in hot water for their past mistakes.
A clip from Comic-Con 2011 has resurfaced on Twitter, featuring the Game of Thrones star saying that he loved working in the fantasy 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,” with the crowd responding with raucous laughter.
— elizabeth (@peeanofreek) October 12, 2017
Momoa was quick to issue an apology for the joke:
Momoa’s Justice League co-star Ben Affleck has also landed himself in hot water this week, with multiple women sharing their stories of Affleck’s sexual harassment toward them. Affleck, who notably condemned the actions of his former colleague Harvey Weinstein just days prior, publicly apologized for groping actress Hilarie Burton live on camera back in 2003. Makeup artist Annamarie Tendler has also come forward accusing Affleck of touching her inappropriately at a Golden Globes party in 2014.