What was originally intended to be a promotional appearance for his new movie, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” has become the first stop on an apology tour for Gary Oldman. The actor came under fire after making anti-Jew comments while defending Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin in an interview with Playboy.
Oldman was quick to release a statement apologizing for the things he said, however he also spoke about the controversy during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “I don’t condone or excuse the words I used in any context,” he explains. “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.”
Oldman was especially sorry for offending the fans who have stood by him over the years, adding, “I really feel that I let them down. Especially to the younger fans. 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.”