- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Former “Game of Thrones” star Jason Momoa made a joke about raping “beautiful women” on the HBO series in a resurfaced 2011 clip that is outraging fans.

The actor, who played Khal Drogo on “Game of Thrones” and is soon to appear as Aquaman in “Justice League,” made the comment during a Comic-Con panel in San Diego.

“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,” Mr. Momoa said, prompting laughter from the crowd.

Several fellow cast members were clearly made uncomfortable by the remark, burying their face in their hands.

A video of the comment resurfaced on social media Thursday, sparking outrage amid a growing sexual assault and harassment scandal surrounding disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Mr. Momoa has yet to respond to the video.

In 2011, the actor spoke further on the subject of rape on “Game of Thrones” in an interview with the New York Post, The Guardian noted.

“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,” Mr. Momoa said at the time.

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