Sam Elliott Apologizes For Homophobic ‘Power of the Dog’ Rant

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Nearly six weeks after directing a sharply homophobic, expletive-laced critique of the Oscar-nominated Western The power of the dog actor Sam Elliot has apologized for his comments. Elliott said at an event hosted by Deadline that he hadn’t been “very articulate” about his feelings about Jane Campion’s film while speaking to Marc Maron for his WTF podcasting. Referring to Maron as “the WTF” podcaster,” Elliott on Sunday said he had wanted to talk about The power of the dog after it struck a chord with him. While describing his thoughts while on the podcast, however, Elliott had struck a more sour note by calling the film a “piece of shit” with “allusions to homosexuality.” He had also challenged the abilities of New Zealand-born Campion, furious: “What the hell does this woman know about the American West?” During Deadline’s event, Elliott backed down on his comments, saying he was “terrible” that they had hurt the gay community. He called Campion “a brilliant director” and apologized directly to the cast of her film, “particularly Benedict Cumberbatch.” All I can say is I’m sorry and I am. I’m.”

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