Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen apologizes for dropping the n-word during a panel about his latest film about racing in Jim Crow South.
Mortensen, who played famous Aragorn in the fantasy series, spoke in a Q & A panel after the screening of his latest film Green Book, which is about the friendship between a black musician and his white bouncer.
The crowd was shocked when she heard the Oscar-nominated actor, 60, who veiled the racial. Still, Wednesday's panel continued in Hollywood as if nothing happened.
For example, nobody says n **** r anymore, Mortensen said while discussing the race in America, according to panel guests.
Viggo Mortensen, 60, apologized after using the n-word during the Q & A panel about his new film and the viewers were shocked on Wednesday
He reportedly said: "Nobody says for example n **** r anymore & # 39; while sitting next to his black fellow Mahershala Ali. The audience and the other panelists moved in after he had said the supplication. Mortensen pictured right next to Ali
Twitter user Dick W. Schulz said that "the oxygen left the room immediately & # 39; after dropping the n-word in the Green Book research panel on Hollywood
After he had told the sluregasts in the audience and the panelists were strung on stage, including Mortensens black co-star Mahershala Ali.
Twitter users were shocked by his choice and spoke online about the incident.
& # 39; Was at a screening for #GreenBook – the film is great, but at the Q & A after Viggo Mortensen had just dropped the N Word and the oxygen left the room right away. #movies, & # 39; Twitter user Dick Schulz wrote.
& # 39; It was all that someone was talking about when we left the theater. I heard everyone passing by as I went up the stairs and said, "That was crazy!", Schulz told The Hollywood Reporter.
Viggo just started talking and it quickly came from him. And then he said, "I'm going on a tangent line here, but it's important, and I do not like to say the word," he added.
On Twitter user added that a woman in the audience said: "Do not say that & # 39; when the star dropped the blemish.
A Twitter user said that the context discussed the consequences of ignoring racism.
One Twitter said that a public member yelled at him not to use the offensive word
Another Twitter user described that he used the word in the context of hating it, and not in an intentionally denigrating way
This Twitter user was surprised that no one in the panel or in the audience made any greater effort to call the Oscar-nominated star
The park missed: this user criticized the actor because he played a role about the race, but apparently he did not learn from it
"He said something like I hate the n-word, we all know what it just has to say – and said it," wrote Twitter user Chamomile Virginia.
For many, the actor missed the target.
Race is the central theme of the film based on a true story in which he plays the white bouncer Tony Lip, hired by the famous Jamaican-American pianist Don Shirley during his tour through the South Korean sixties in the Jim Crow era.
Lip continued to play crime boss Carmine Lupertazzi on the Sopranos after his driver and bouncer appear.
Despite working on a film that explores the dynamics of the breed in the US and learning connotations of slurping, Mortensen still used it, knowing his deviating weight.
The actor has issued an apology in which he says he will not pronounce the n-word again.
Mortensen is best known for playing Aragorn in the epic fantasy series Lord of the Rings
Mortensen pictured above with co-star Mahershala Ali prior to the Green Book Q & A panel on Wednesday at ArcLight Hollywood
& # 39; By emphasizing that many people nonchalantly use the word & # 39; N & # 39; used in the time that the story of the film took place, in 1962, I used the full word. Although my intention was to speak vigorously against racism, I do not have the right to even imagine the pain caused by hearing that word in any context, especially a white man, & # 39; Mortensen against THR.
& # 39; I do not use the word privately or in public. I'm very sorry that I used the full word last night and will not say it again, "he added.
He added that he took on the role with the goal of increasing racial awareness.
One of the reasons why I accepted the challenge to work on Peter Farrelly's film Green Book was to expose ignorance and prejudice in the hope that the story of our film would be on the one or Another way might help to change the views and feelings of people about racial issues. It is a beautiful, in-depth film story that I am very proud of, "he said.
His commentary followed the fire of a Netflix CEO Jonathan Friedland who used the n-word at a company meeting in the context of explaining why this should not be said. He was released for "unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity."