Aquaman 2's Jason Momoa Issues Apology for Violating Sistine Chapel Rules

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Jason Momoa has apologized for potentially offending people by breaking the rules at the Sistine Chapel. The Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom star had issued an apology after posting photos he had taken inside the chapel in Vatican City while taking a break from filming Fast X.

Just Jared shared the video of Jason Momoa talking about his time working on Fast X in Italy. At first, the Dune actor stated that he enjoyed shooting scenes with Vin Diesel in the country.

“It’s my last day in Rome and I just love you and Italy,” Momoa said. “It’s been the time of my life. I’m so happy to be working for Universal and obviously Vin and the whole crew picking me.”


He then began to apologize to people who were offended when he took photos inside the Sistine Chapel.

“I just also wanted to say, if you ever felt that I disrespected your culture, it wasn’t my intention. I came here when I was 19 or 20 to experience the Sistine Chapel. I’ve always wanted to and now that I can, I gave a wonderful donation to bring my friends and crew because we only had a couple days off to experience these places,” Momoa said.


“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,” he added. Momoa continued by explaining that he meant no harm by taking the images.

“I was very respectful and I asked for permission from what I thought, would be okay. I would never want to do anything to disrespect someone’s culture. If I did, I apologize. It was not my intention. I paid to have that private moment and gave a nice donation to the church. I love you. I’m sorry if I offended you,” he concluded.

Photography is not allowed in the Sistine Chapel partly because of the sanctity of the location, which is covered in frescoes and serves as the official residence of the Pope. Flash photography is also believed to ruin the ancient paintings, many of which are approximately 500 years old.

Jason Momoa has wrapped filming on Fast X. Stay tuned to more updates on this story.

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