Jason Momoa Apologizes After Taking Photos Inside Sistine Chapel: ‘I Love Your Culture’

Jason Momoa attends the ‘No Time To Die’ World Premiere at Royal Albert Hall on September 28, 2021 in London

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Jason Momoa apologizes for breaking Vatican rules.

the Aquaman The star, 42, appeared in a workout video on his Instagram on Saturday, in which he addressed photos he took inside the Sistine Chapel last week. “I want to send an apology [sic] for any disrespect i love your culture and your history,” he captioned the post, in part.

Momoa, who was filming in Italy x fastapologized for taking photos on the site, where the use of cell phones and cameras is prohibited.

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“If you ever thought I was disrespecting your culture, that wasn’t my intention,” the star said in the video, in which he was seen lifting weights shirtless.

He also explained that “now that I can, I have given [the Vatican] a wonderful gift to bring my friends and my team as we only had a few days off to go and discover these places.”

Momoa explained, “I found that people really wanted to take pictures with me. [there]which is very strange in the Vatican church looking at all this splendor.”

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Although he said he didn’t understand why people would want to take pictures with him there, he went ahead and tried to appease his fans. “So I was very respectful and asked permission for what I thought was OK,” Momoa said in the clip, presumably referring to Vatican staff.

About the gaffe, Momoa apologized again, saying, “I would never want to do anything to disrespect someone’s culture. So if I did, I apologize. was not my intention.”

“I definitely paid to have this private moment and make a nice donation to the church,” he added. “Sorry if I offended you.”

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Momoa, who has been linked to Eiza González since his breakup with Lisa Bonet, also said in the video that the shooting x fast was the “time of my life” and that he is “so happy to be working for [Fast & Furious franchise owner] Universal.”

Due next year, x fast is the tenth installment in the hit franchise, once again welcoming stars Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster and Tyrese Gibson. Rapper Cardi B is also back, having made a very noticeable appearance in F9.

Momoa will be joined by fellow newcomers Brie Larson and The Suicide Squad star Daniela Melchior for the new film.

x fast is set to arrive in theaters on May 19, 2023.

James C. Tibbs