John M. Becker

Gary Oldman Apologizes: I'm an A-Hole

Filed By John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: Alec Baldwin, faggot, Gary Oldman, get off my lawn, Jimmy Kimmel, Mel Gibson, political correctness, slurs

gary-oldman-apologizes.jpgActor Gary Oldman -- who touched off quite the controversy earlier this week when he defended Alec Baldwin's use of homophobic slurs and Mel Gibson's racist and anti-Semitic tirades in an interview with Playboy -- apologized Wednesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live:

"I said some things that were poorly considered, and once I had seen it in print, I could see that it was offensive, insensitive, pernicious, and ill-informed... words have meaning, they carry weight, and they carry on long after you've said them. And I don't condone or excuse the words I used in... any context. I just, basically, shouldn't have used them in any context.

"But I did, and I have deeply injured and wounded a great many people... From my heart, I am profoundly, profoundly sorry, and deeply apologetic... I'm a public figure; I should be an example and an inspiration, and I'm an a-hole. And I'm 56, and I should know better."

Oldman also sent a letter of apology to the Anti-Defamation League for comments he made in the Playboy interview about Jewish people in Hollywood. The group rejected his apology, calling it "insufficient" because Oldman "does not understand why his words... were so damaging and offensive".

Watch Oldman's on-air apology after the break, then let us know what you think: was his apology sufficient this time, or are you still questioning his sincerity?

h/t: Towleroad.

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