Rod Stewart apologized Friday after a video of him staging a mock beheading in the Abu Dhabi desert — which many thought was evocative of ISIS executions — drew outrage.
In a statement on Twitter, the British singer said he was actually mimicking Game of Thrones.
“From re-enacting The Beatles Abbey Road crossing to spontaneously playing out Game Of Thrones, we were simply larking about pre show. Understandably this has been misinterpreted and I send my deepest apologies to those who have been offended,” he said.
The video, which Stewart’s wife, Penny Lancaster, posted on Instagram and later deleted, still remains online.
People were disgusted by the video, and many called for Stewart — who was knighted in October — to be stripped of his knighthood.
Though some didn’t think it was quite that big a deal.
But most of all, people just aren’t all that surprised anymore, because 2017.
You thought the Juan Thompson thing was the weirdest story of the day.
You fools. You naïve fools. http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/03/rod-stewart-apologizes-over-mock-isis-style-execution/ …