Lord of the Rings Star Viggo Mortensen apologizes for releasing the n-word under a panel on his latest film at…
Lord of the Rings Star Viggo Mortensen apologizes for releasing the n-word under a panel on his latest film at Jim Crow South.
Mortensen, who became famous for playing Aragorn in the fantasy series, was speaking on a Q & A panel after reviewing his latest movie Green Book, dealing with interracial friendship.
The audience was shocked to hear the Oscar-nominated actor, 60, used the rage and “the sour left the room immediately.” But the Hollywood Wednesday party continued as if nothing happened.
“No one says, for example, more, “said Mortensen while discussing race in America, according to guests in the panel.
Viggo Mortensen, 60, has apologized for using the n-word under the Q & A panel about his new movie and shocked the audience’s members on Wednesday
He said as saying “For example, no one says no longer” while sitting next to his black co-star Mahershala Ali. The crowd and members of the panel were excited after he said the slurry. Mortensen pictured next to Ali
Twitter user Dick W. Schulz said” the oxygen left the room immediately “after releasing the n-word at the green box screen in Hollywood
that he said the slurry helps the guests to stage the panelists on stage, including Mortensen’s black co-star Mahershala Ali.
Twitter users were shaking their voices and awaiting the event online.
“Be on a screen for #GreenBook – the movie is amazing, but on Q & A after Viggo Mortensen just released the N word and the acid immediately left the room. #Movies,” wrote Twitter user Dick Schulz.
“It was all that someone was talking about when we left the theater. I heard everyone who walked past me and walked up the stairs,” It was crazy! “Says Schulz to the Hollywood Reporter.
Viggo just started talk, and it came quickly from him. And that’s when he went, “I’m going to key here, but it’s important, and I do not like to say the word,” he added.
On the Twitter user
A Twitter user said the context discussed the effects of ignoring racism.
A Twitter said an audience member called on him not to use the offensive word
Another Twitter user described that he used the word in hate it and not in a deliberately depressing manner
This Twitter user was surprised no one on the panel or in the audience made a greater effort to call out the Oscar-nominated star
Missed the park: This user criticized the actor for taking part in race, but does not seem to learn it
“He said something like hating the n word, we all know what it just says – and said that “Twitter user Camomile Virginia wrote.
For many, the actor missed the mark.
Ras is the central theme of the movie where he plays a white bouncer employed by a famous African American pianist during his 1960s tour of the South in the Jim Crow era.
Although he worked on a movie that explores the dynamics of the race in the United States and learned sludge connotations, he still used it and felt well with his depressing weight.
He apologized for not saying “n-word again.”
Mortensen is best known for playing Aragorn in the Epic Fantasy Series Lord of the Rings
Mortensen depicted above with co-star Mahershala Ali before the Green Book Q & A panel on Wednesday at ArcLight Hollywood  “To point out that many people temporarily used the” N “word at the time when the film’s story takes place in 1962, I used to use the whole word. Although my intention was to speak strongly against racism, I have no right to even imagine the damage caused by hearing the word in any context, especially from a white man, Mortensen said to THR.
I do not use the word privately or publicly. I am very sorry that I used the full word yesterday and will not express it again, “he admitted.
He added that he took the role of raising awareness of the breed.
” One of the reasons I accepted The challenge to work on Peter Farrelly’s movie Green Book was to reveal ignorance and prejudice in the hope that our film history can help in some way to change people’s opinions and feelings about racial issues. It’s a beautiful, deep film story that I’m very proud to be a part of, he says.
His comments follow the firing of a Netflix executive Jonathan Friedland who used the n-word during a corporate meeting in connection with explaining why it should not be said. He was released for “unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity”.