Game of Thrones is a massive show, to a point where it is a cultural phenomenon. It is no surprise that quite a few celebrities are fans of the show. We have seen open confessions from a lot of stars about how they’re fans of the show, but the latest case is a bit out of the ordinary. Sir Rod Stewart, who has been surrounded by controversy for posting an ISIS-style beheading video, has now said that he was actually enacting a scene from Game of Thrones.
The 72 year old rock-star became the talk of the town since a video shot in the deserts of Abu Dhabi, showing him pretending to cut the throat of a friend who was kneeling in front of him went viral for all the wrong reasons. The video was posted to Instagram by his wife, Penny Lancaster, has since then been removed. It received a lot of hate for apparently mocking the killings of British aid workers by the British extremist Mohammed Emwazi, known as Jihadi John. Check out the video below:
Sir Rod Stewart said, in an apology :
“From re-enacting the Beatles’ Abbey Road crossing to spontaneously playing out Game Of Thrones, we were simply larking about pre-show. Understandably, this has been misinterpreted and I send my deepest apologies to those who have been offended.”
Sir Rod Stewart also had to face the heat from relatives of David Haines, another aid worker executed in a similar manner. Haines’ daughter was quoted as saying :
“This actually happened to my dad and it’s not something to joke about… I think it’s disgraceful that a celebrity who is thought of as a role model would do this sort of thing.”
Haines’ wife demanded that Stewart apologize, and said :
“All we want to do is try to live our lives in as normal way as possible under the circumstances. I want my daughter to have a happy childhood and she does not need to be reminded of her loss every now and then by people who unfortunately find it laughable.”
Stewart certainly will think twice before posting another video, although we’re pretty sure that he meant no harm, but we live in a world where everything is offensive, so we don’t think this is the last we have heard of such an incident.
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Game of Thrones returns with Season 7, on July 16th.