Actor Gary Oldman grew weepy in an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” apologizing for his recent comments in an interview with Playboy.
“I said some things that were poorly considered, and once I had seen it printed, I could see that it was offensive, insensitive, pernicious and Ill-informed,” he said Wednesday night.
“I have deeply injured and wounded a great many people … from my heart, I am profoundly, profoundly sorry.”
In the expletive-laden Playboy interview, the "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" star defended fellow actors Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin from critics of their controversial remarks about Jews and gays, decrying the "political correctness" that ensnared the actors.
"I don’t know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things. We’re all f***ing hypocrites. That’s what I think about it," Oldman said. "Mel Gibson is in a town that’s run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he’s actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him -— and doesn’t need to feed him anymore because he’s got enough dough. He’s like an outcast, a leper, you know?"
In terms of Baldwin: "Alec calling someone [a homophobic slur] in the street while he’s pissed off coming out of his building because they won’t leave him alone, I don’t blame him. So they persecute."
Oldman later wrote an open letter to the Anti-Defamation League apologizing for the comments, but his stop on Kimmel's show marked his first public appearance since the controversy emerged.