Jason Momoa joked that he loved pretending to 'rape beautiful women'
A 2011 clip of Justice League star Jason Momoa joking about rape has sparked outrage.
The clip is a recording of a panel discussion at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con convention, when Momoa joked that he loved working on sci-fi and fantasy projects because he got to "rape beautiful women".
He was on the panel with fellow stars from HBO's Game of Thrones. Momoa played Khal Drogo in the show, a role that included several rape scenes with co-star Emilia Clarke (who was also on the panel).
"But as far as sci-fi and fantasy, I love that 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," he told the audience.
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A clip of the incident has resurfaced online in the wake of allegations that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed and assaulted numerous women over a career of over 20 years.
The video has been shared widely on social media since Weinstein's downfall, with one user calling it "horrific".
Others defended the clip, saying it was old and it was referring to his character in the show.
tw: rape— elizabeth (@peeanofreek) October 12, 2017
a horrific clip of jason momoa saying he loved working on #gameofthrones bc he "got to rape beautiful women." men are trash. pic.twitter.com/K2RBmsWEt6
Momoa elaborated on the comments in an interview with the New York Post.
"Yeah, I'm raping Emilia [Clarke, who plays Daenerys]. I love her, but I'm hurting her and she's crying. We could have made it longer, but you get the idea. I'm not a rapist! I prefer my women to enjoy sex," he said.
Momoa is set to play super hero Aquaman in the upcoming Justice League film along side Ben Affleck, who has been accused of groping several women in the wake of the Weinstein allegations.