Recently, Gary Oldman appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to apologize for a controversial statement that a lot of people deemed as anti-Semitic.
“I don’t condone or excuse the words I used in any context,” the 56-year-old actor said as his voice starting to break.
“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,” he said, adding he was an “a**hole who should know better.”
Oldman’s remarks were published in a Playboy magazine interview on Monday. He said it would be hypocritical for people to castigate actor Mel Gibson for his 2006 anti-Semitic diatribe while being arrested for drunken driving because "we've all said those things."
Soon after the comments made headlines, the Anti-Defamation League – an international Jewish non-governmental organization – issued a statement calling his comments about the religious community “prejudiced.”
Subsequently, Oldman issued an official apology in an open letter to the Anti-Defamation League.
“I am deeply remorseful that comments I recently made in the Playboy Interview were offensive to many Jewish people,” he wrote. “Upon reading my comments in print — I see how insensitive they may be, and how they may indeed contribute to the furtherance of a false stereotype.”
However, the British actor made a special appearance on Kimmel to express his regret – yet again – because the late night show has a broader audience.
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Watch Gary Oldman apologize for his remarks in the video above.