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Jason Momoa's 2011 Rape Joke Resurfaces Amid Weinstein Scandal

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Actor Jason Momoa attends the Warner Bros. Pictures "Justice League" Presentation during Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2017, in San Diego, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 12 Oct 2017 06:19 PM

Jason Momoa is taking heat on Twitter for a joke he made in 2011 about rape.

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 beautiful women.”

A video clip of his comments surfaced on Twitter where it was blasted in the wake of the widening Harvey Weinstein scandal involving the alleged sexual harassment of women in Hollywood including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and a host of others.

Although Momoa was referring to the fact that it was a fantasy show, apologized for his poor taste, and later said he didn’t enjoy the rape scenes, many Twitter users were offended and disappointed by his comment and joking about such a serious topic, although some defended him.

The backlash against Momoa began a day after fellow "Justice League" star Ben Affleck apologized for groping Hilarie Burton years ago. Twitter users didn't miss the coincidence.

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A clip of actor Jason Momoa making a joke about rape in the context of "Game of Thrones" has resurfaced on Twitter, igniting a firestorm of commentary.
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