Jason Momoa is stepping in after receiving criticism on social media regarding his recent trip to the Sistine Chapel.
Momoa, who was in Italy filming her role in Universal Pictures’ upcoming film x fast opposite Vin Diesel, posted photos and images on Instagram earlier this week of himself visiting the famous chapel in Vatican City. After some social media users said visitors are generally prohibited from photographing the space, which is sacred to those of the Catholic faith and houses Michelangelo’s prized artwork, Momoa shared a video of himself apologizing.
In the clip, the Aquaman star said that “if you ever felt that I disrespected your culture, that was not my intention.” He explained that he decided to take a few days off from filming the film, so he donated money and arranged a visit for himself, friends and crew members of the film. new episode of Fast and Furious franchise. He said other guests at the chapel then asked for photos with him, so he agreed.
“I found people who wanted to take pictures with me, which is very strange, on a trip to the Vatican with all this splendor, and they want to take pictures with me, which I don’t understand, but whatever, I did it,” Momoa continued. “I was very respectful and asked permission – which I thought was OK. I would never want to do anything to disrespect someone’s culture, so if I did, I apologize. It was not my intention. »
He added: “I definitely paid to have this private moment and made a beautiful donation to the church. I love you – sorry if I offended you. My apologies.”
Momoa’s team did not immediately respond to a request for additional comment.
Elsewhere in the video, the actor said he was about to leave Rome after filming there and other parts of Italy to x fast. He described it as “the moment of my life” and added, “I’m so happy to work for Universal, and obviously Vin and the whole team chose me.”