'Game Of Thrones' star Jason Momoa criticised after rape joke video resurfaces

Samantha Bee

"Tonight i saw a disgusting clip of jason momoa making a rape joke and i am absolutely repulsed".

The actor, who played Khal Drago on "Game of Thrones" and will portray Aquaman in the upcoming "Justice League" movie, said in a 2011 Comic Con panel that he liked working on "GOT" because he got to "rape attractive women". Momoa, while on a panel at San Diego Comic-Con in 2011, was asked what he loved most about being part of the cast of the HBO series.

Social media users were quick to react with disappointment after seeing the footage.

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Ben Affleck, who will star with Momoa in the upcoming Justice League film, has also been forced to admit he "acted inappropriately" and apologised to One Tree Hill actress Hilarie Burton after she spoke of a 2003 incident in which he groped her on live TV.

"As far as sci-fi and fantasy, I love that genre because there are so many things you can do" says Mamoa.

Others defended the clip, saying it was old and it was referring to his character in the show. "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 is on stage with a number of his co-stars, including Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke, and is commenting on the kind of extreme violence featured in the show. We could have made it longer, but you get the idea. It is unacceptable and I sincerely apologize with a heavy heart for the words I said.

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