There’s no doubt that heartthrob and actor Jason Momoa is well cemented as an on and off-screen star. In fact, many people would agree that he could do no wrong – until now, that is.
The actor has sparked outrage this week with a recent Instagram post.
People are furious. Keep scrolling to find out why…
Born in 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the six-foot-four actor has only recently become a household name.
And many don’t know that, before he started out as an actor, Momoa actually studied both marine biology and wildlife biology – proving that he’s more than just a pretty face.
One of his first bigger roles was on Stargate: Atlantis.
The sci-fi military hybrid was actually fairly successful. Momoa starred as Ronon Dex, to much critical acclaim.
In 2011, Momoa was cast in the first series of a relatively small fantasy show called Game of Thrones.
Game of Thrones became far more successful than anyone could have ever imagined. And Momoa’s character, Khal Drogo, quickly became a fan favorite.
As the leading warrior in the savage Dothraki tribe, Momoa was, unsurprisingly, pretty violent. In one particularly memorable scene, Drogo brutally murdered Viserys Targaryen by pouring molten gold onto his head.
In the early episodes of the show’s first season, Drogo was married to Daenerys Targaryen in an arranged ceremony.
The 2 seemingly opposite characters developed real feelings for each other and their’s became one of the cutest and most genuine love stories in the show.
He was injured during a battle and that injury became infected. In order to save his life, Daenerys was forced to sacrifice her unborn son to a witch. But the Drogo that came back was alive in name only. He was without any consciousness and Daenerys was forced to euthanize him.
In spite of his early departure, Momoa is still a fan-fave in the Game of Thrones canon.
And since the show, his career has really taken off. He first appeared as DC superhero, Aquaman, in 2016’s Batman v Superman – and Aquaman was so beloved that he went on to star in his own solo movie in 2018.
Aquaman was also a part of 2017’s Justice League.
The character was so well liked that in 2018, the DC Universe decided that it was time for a solo film. Aquaman was a massive success.
Many were surprised that the film did this well, considering the fact that, in the comics, Aquaman is often considered to be a bit of a joke. People were also thrilled to see a superhero played by a person of color.
Since the success of Aquaman, Momoa has gone from strength to strength.
He had a starring role in the 2018 Canadian action movie, Braven, to commercial and critical success.
One of the most famous is the CBC series, Frontier, which first aired in 2016. It tells the story of the North American fur trade in the eighteenth century and has recently come to Netflix.
He’s also dipped his toe into the world of film-making. Earlier this year, he created a short film in collaboration with clothing brand, Carhartt, called Canvas Of My Life. The movie tells the story of Momoa’s experience of fatherhood.
The much-loved character has now become a firm fave in the DC Universe, meaning there’s plenty of chance for future collaborations in other superhero movies.
In 2005, Momoa met actress, Lisa Bonet, and the pair began a relationship. Although there were reports that the two had married in 2007, they actually didn’t end up tying the knot until 2017.
They share a daughter, Lola Iolani Momoa, born in 2007, and a son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, born in 2008. Momoa is also stepfather to singer and actress, Zoe Kravitz.
It was recently announced that Momoa is set to star in the movie adaptation of classic sci-fi novel, Dune. The film will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, and will likely be released in 2020.
From his personal life to his ever-expanding career prospects, it seems that the world is the oyster of this talented star.
In it, he showcased his softer side. In spite of his imposing appearance, Momoa really seems to be a sweet and down to earth guy.
“He’s not the scary Dothraki king from Game of Thrones who ripped out a man’s tongue with his bare hands. He’s just a dude who takes bubble baths and razzes his friends and snuggles random dogs.”
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Interestingly, the character is blind, which Momoa has approached as an interesting acting challenge.
“He worked closely with Associate Producer and blindness coordinator, Joe Strechay to make sure not only that he was respectful of the visually impaired but also that every move was an accurate reflection of them.”
You’re so fooled by your eyes. You cut off all these other senses but just feel and smell and hear, and you can echolocate.”
He also spoke about his relationship with iconic actress Lisa Bonet. The notoriously private pair have managed something many in Hollywood have failed at – a “normal” relationship.
“I mean, I didn’t tell her that. I didn’t let her know I was a stalker until after we had the kids.”
“Momoa didn’t become famous until his thirties, and he often appears to be making up for lost time. He always seems to have his hands in something on the side, cooking up a little extra business, milking whatever opportunities he can.”
Given how much everyone seems to adore him, there’s one thing we didn’t expect of the star…
For him to be canceled…
Momoa has landed himself in hot water for his recent Instagram post.
Because they feature Mel Gibson.
Keep scrolling to take a look…
The star captioned the post with this: “ICON,” Momoa wrote of Gibson. “Legend MEL you made my childhood amazing MAD MAX MARTIN RIGGS WILLIAM WALLACE in my opinion even a greater director. Thank you sir for APOCALYPTO and yes anything you need from me I’M F—ING IN MEL. Good to see u as always Peter you always light me up love u bro”
The actor has been slammed for being homophobic and anti-semitic.
Oksana reportedly took out a restraining order against him.
Fans weren’t pleased to see Momoa gushing and posing for pics with him.
“I like you but a picture with a man who is abusive and violent with women??” wrote one user.
“Glad to see anti-Semitism is alive and well.”
In fact, many fans are boycotting Momoa full stop: “Bummer you did this. He’s never fully repented for his antisemitism. Unfollowing.”
Things aren’t looking good for Momoa now…
Although, he isn’t the only star to land themselves in hot water with fans recently. Keep scrolling to see why fans are furious with Kylie Jenner over photographs she posted of her daughter, Stormi…