“Words have meaning and they carry weight. And they carry on long after you’ve said them,” Gary Oldman told Jimmy Kimmel on the ABC late-night talker tonight. “I don’t condone or excuse the words that I used in any context. I just basically shouldn’t have used them, but I did and I have injured and wounded a great many people.” Addressing the uproar over his comments in a new Playboy interview, the Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes star went on to say: ““I am a public figure, I should be an example and inspiration, and I am an a-hole. I am 56. I should know better. I extend my apology and my love and best wishes to my fan base.” Here’s a clip of the interview:

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Vlad
2 months
Wrong. You have the right to free speech, not the right to be heard. If you don't...
Up&Over
3 months
No need to apologize. He said what millions think but are too gutless to say it. Time...
Sean Connolly
3 months
Yep, I don't think the PC Nazis get irony...