Jason Momoa apologizes after taking pictures inside the Sistine Chapel

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Jason Momoa is apologizing after taking pictures and videos during a recent trip to the Sistine Chapel.

Earlier this week, the “Aquaman” star took to Instagram to share pictures he took of himself admiring the artwork inside the Apostolic Palace. Photography is not allowed due to flash damage to artwork.

” I LOVE YOU ITALY What a beautiful way to start our day of enjoying ROMA,” Momoa wrote in his post. Fans were outraged and some even believed the actor, 42, received special treatment.

Jason Mamoa attends the

Jason Mamoa attends the “Dune” UK Special Screening at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on October 18, 2021 in London, England.
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“We, regular people, are not allowed to film inside the Sistine chapel,” one user commented. Another fan commented, “We can’t get pics but celebrities can nothing against Jason (I love him) but it isn’t fair.”

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After Momoa received the backlash, he issued an apology video that was shared by Just Jared.

” I just wanted to also say that I didn’t mean to disrespect your culture if you feel that it was,” Momoa stated.

Jason Momoa arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures'

Jason Momoa arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Aquaman” at the Chinese Theatre on December 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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“I came here when I was 19 or 20 to experience the Sistine Chapel. I have always wanted to go and I am able to do so now. I also gave a wonderful donation to help my friends and crew get there as we only had two days to see these places. “

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He continued, “And then I found people wanted to take pictures with me, which is very odd, during a trip to the Vatican with all this wonder and they want to take pictures with me, which I don’t get, but regardless, I did. I was respectful and asked for permission to do what I thought was okay. I would never do anything to offend another culture. If I did, I apologize. It was not my intention. I paid for that private moment and made a nice donation towards the church. I love you. I am sorry if I have offended you. “

Jason Momoa is seen during the Fast and Furious 10 shooting on May 13, 2022 in Rome, Italy.

Jason Momoa is seen during the Fast and Furious 10 shooting on May 13, 2022 in Rome, Italy.
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Aside from seeing historic sites while in Italy, Momoa has been shooting for his upcoming film “Fast X.” It is the sequel to “F9” and is the 10th main installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise.

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The film – which also stars Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Sung Kang and John Cena – has a May 2023 release date.

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