Jason Momoa Apologizes After Taking Photos and Videos During Sistine Chapel Visit

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During his recent visit to the Sistine Chapel, Jason Momoa disobeyed a sacred taboo, prompting him to apologize after fans chastised him.

The Fast & Furious 10 star headed to Instagram earlier this week to share a slideshow of photographs and video of him admiring Michelangelo’s masterpieces. The problem is that photography is strictly prohibited inside the Apostolic Palace, owing to the risk of camera flashes damaging the artwork.

“I LOVE YOU ITALY what a beautiful start to our day off enjoying ROMA,” he said in the description. Fans, on the other hand, were not pleased with Momoa, who was accused of breaking the rules.

“We, average folks, are not allowed to video inside the Sistine chapel,” one fan said. “We can’t snap pictures, but celebrities can,” another admirer remarked. “Nothing against Jason (I adore him), but it’s not fair.” “So they let the rich and famous film in there but not us peasants,” read another comment.

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Momoa apologized in a video emailed to JustJared.com after the reaction.

“I just wanted to explain that if you ever felt like I offended your culture, that was never my intention,” he added. “I visited the Sistine Chapel when I was 19 or 20 years old. I’ve always wanted to go, and now that I can, I made a generous donation to accompany my friends and crew because we only had a few days off to see these sights.”

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Continuing, he said, “Then I discovered that people wanted to take pictures with me, which is strange since I was in the Vatican with all of this awe and they wanted to take pictures with me, which I don’t understand, but I did it anyway. I was polite and asked for permission to do what I thought was appropriate. I would never do anything that might offend someone’s culture. I am sorry if I offended you. That was not my objective at all. I paid for the privacy and made a generous donation to the church. I really like you. Please accept my apologies if I insulted you.”

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Momoa had been filming Fast X in Italy. Momoa spoke with Dailion in April about playing the villain, getting behind the wheel, and getting into the action of the film.

“He’s incredible. He’s a brat. He’s been misinterpreted, “Of the villain, he’ll play in Fast & Furious 10, Momoa said. The actor also talked about working with Charlize Theron, who greeted him with a big hug when he first joined the Fast & Furious franchise.

“I get to work with some really cool people that I’ve never worked with before,” the Dune star gushed. “I get to work with Charlize [Theron] first up, which I’m really excited about.” “She’s incredible.”

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