Jason Momoa forced to apologise for 'disrespectful' photos: 'Just wow'

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Jason Momoa has been forced to apologise after taking pictures and video inside the Sistine Chapel.

The actor, who was shooting the new Fast & Furious film Fast X in Italy, was slammed by fans on social media as photography is not permitted inside the Sistine Chapel as flashes can be harmful to the artwork.

Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa has been slammed by fans over 'disrespectful' photos taken it Italy with the star apologising for the snaps. Photo: Getty

"I LOVE YOU ITALY what a beautiful start to our day off enjoying ROMA," he wrote alongside a series of videos and photos of himself and his team.

"I thought it was forbidden to take pictures at the Sistine chapel," one angry Instagram user wrote. "It WAS, two weeks ago, when we visited. So disrespectful."

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"All I remember about that place was, 'No photos please,'" a second said.

"Omg of course they let you take pictures 😅 (I thought it wasn’t allowed for preservation purposes 🥲)," a third added.

Jason Momoa inside the Sistine Chapel
Fans were angry at the star as the general public aren't allowed to take photos inside the Sistine Chapel. Photo: Instagram/Jason Momoa

"So wait… pics in here are prohibited yet somehow although I love you @prideofgypsies you can have the room cleared out just for you and take group pics 😮," someone else wrote. "I mean just wow the privilege in famous folks. Just wow. Goes to show what BS places like this are with their silly rules. They’re apparently flexible."

"Celebrity privilege. Normal people can’t even take pics in that room and don’t get to take pics like this in an empty room. Such horses**t," yet another shocked follower said.

"I remember being herded in like cattle and security yelling no pictures, which kinda ruined the moment of being in such a beautiful space, and then we were herded out quickly," one user added.

Taking to Instagram, Jason shared an apology, explaining, "I just also wanted to say, if you ever felt that I disrespected your culture, it wasn’t my intention."

Jason Momoa poses in the Sistine Chapel
Jason said in his apology that he 'would never want to do anything to disrespect someone’s culture'. Photo: Instagram/Jason Momoa

"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."

He added, "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.

"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 apologise. 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."

One follower commented on the video, "Thank you for appreciating our country!" with another adding, "We love you!"

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