Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa sorry for 'tasteless' rape joke

  • 13/10/2017
Jason Momoa.
Jason Momoa. Photo credit: Getty

Jason Momoa has apologised "with a heavy heart" for a "truly tasteless" rape joke he made at Comic Con some years ago that has resurfaced online.

The Game of Thrones star was speaking at the convention's iconic Hall H when he said getting to "rape beautiful women" and get away with it was one reason he loved his job.

His character on the hit show was Khal Drogo, a warrior who infamously forced sex on a crying Daenerys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke) in the first season.

Momoa has taken Instagram to say sorry for the rape joke, which was reposted on Twitter in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal.

"I am severely disappointed in myself at the insensitivity of my remarks that day," he says.

"Rape and sexual harassment can reach anyone and I have seen first-hand its painful torment among members of my own family and friends.

"I made a truly tasteless comment. It is unacceptable and I sincerely apologise with a heavy heart for the words I said."

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