Jason Momoa's 2011 Crude Joke at 'GOT' Panel Resurfaces Amid Discussions of Hollywood Sexual Harassment

A 2011 clip of Justice League actor Jason Momoa making a rape joke went viral on Twitter Thursday amid discussions of sexual harassment by men in Hollywood.

In the video taken from a San Diego Comic Con panel, Momoa jokes he loved working on Game of Thrones because he "got to rape beautiful women."

The clip was shared on Twitter by a user named Elizabeth. She first tweeted about it on Oct. 9. "Tonight i saw a disgusting clip of jason momoa making a rape joke and i am absolutely repulsed," she wrote.

Today, she finally tweeted a 30-second excerpt from the panel.

"But as far as sci-fi/fantasy, I love that genre," Momoa said. "There's so many things you can't do, like rip someone's tongue out of their throat and get away with it... rape beautiful women, you know?"

At that point, the audience laughed, but the other actors on the panel were uncomfortable. As the laughter continued, Momoa said, "Next question?" He then used his jacket to cover his face.

Momoa later issued an apology on Instagram, calling his joke "distasteful" and a "tasteless comment."


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After the video was posted, Twitter users reacted quickly with disappointment.

Then again, others thought it was unfair to bring up the joke six years after the fact.

The video surfaced on Twitter amid the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Last week, the New York Times published a bombshell report on the sexual harassment claims against him that go back decades.


Momoa's Justice League co-star Ben Affleck has also been accused of sexual harassment after a 2003 clip of him groping actress Hilarie Burton surfaced. Affleck later apologized for his behavior on the show.