Mortensen apologises for racial slur
VIGGO MORTENSEN APOLOGISES for using a racial slur during a panel discussion about his film Green Book.
He told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday he was making the point that many people casually used the slur in 1962. He says he had “no right to even imagine the hurt that is caused by hearing the word in any context.” He says he intended to “speak strongly against racism” and is sorry he used the word. In Green Book, Mortensen’s character is hired to drive an Africanamerican pianist. The movie releases later this month.