Gary Oldman Apologizes On Kimmel For Jewish Comments: “I’m An A-hole And Should Know Better” – WATCH VIDEO
Gary Oldman appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday night, and apologized again for comments he made in Playboy that were “insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed.”
The actor further the host, “I am a public figure, I should be an example and inspiration, and I’m an a-hole,” adding, “I am 56. I should know better.”
As Gossip Cop first reported, while slamming Hollywood hypocrites and political correctness in the Playboy interview, Oldman seemingly defended the racist and homophobic slurs made by the likes of Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin while wondering what would happen if he called Nancy Pelosi a “f*cking useless c*nt.”
But that wasn’t all.
While discussing Gibson in Playboy, Oldman blathered how the Lethal Weapon star “is in a town that’s run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he’s actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him — and doesn’t need to feed him anymore because he’s got enough dough.”
Oldman later apologized to the Anti-Defamation League, and said he was “deeply remorseful” for those anti-Semitic remarks, but the organization felt his apology was “insufficient and not satisfactory.”
Now the actor, promoting Dawn of the Panet of the Apes, used his appearance on Kimmel to seek further forgiveness.
“It was an article I did with Playboy and I said some things that were poorly considered. Once I saw it in print, I saw that it was an insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed,” he told the TV personality.
Oldman went on to say, “Words have meaning and they carry weight. And they carry on long after you’ve said them. I don’t condone or excuse the words that I used in any context. I just basically shouldn’t have used them, but I did and I have injured and wounded a great many people.”
He then thanked Kimmel for “having me here and extending your hospitality and to put me in this seat once again. And it gives me the opportunity to say to those people that I, from my heart, I am profoundly, profoundly sorry.”
“I extend my apology and my love and best wishes to my fan base,” concluded Oldman.
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