As some of you might know, there have been several news outlets reporting on Chris O’Dowd’s comments on Michael Bay. Here is Chris’ apology:
Chris O’Dowd here, are as you probably know me, that loudmouth Irish shit. Or even more likely, Chris O’Who?
It seems some offensive words have been cast in your direction in the last day or two, seemingly from my own potty mouth. I thought it important to apologise and try and set the record straight, though I understand if I don’t hear back from you.
First and foremost, let me say how difficult it is to compose an apology while galloping aimlessly atop the highest of high horses.
Please know this, I never called you an asshole. For one, I don’t know you, and secondly, in Ireland, we say Arse.
More importantly, I Never called you sexist. I was quizzed as to why Megan Fox is considered such a nightmare to work with (which was not my experience when i worked with her twice this year) And What I actually said was; ‘The way the Press gleefully dealt with the firing of a young woman was one of the most sexist things I’ve ever seen. People shouldn’t revel in seeing anyone lose a job. The dismissal of an old male actor would never have been welcomed with the same joy and ridicule.’
It was naive of me to assume a remark aimed at the sexism in the entertainment press would reach its target in the entertainment press. I’m new to all this and that was stupid of me. You clearly got caught in the crossfire and I’m sorry about that.
I’m actually sorry I ever took the bait and got into this at all. I’m totally ignorant about it, I’ve never even had a conversation with Megan about it and was clearly too full of bravado and bereft of subtlety to defend a co-star professionally.
Anyway, I genuinely feel bad if this has hurt your feelings. It was always unlikely we’d ever work together given our differing genres and my own general physical ineptitude. But I hate the idea of offending anyone unnecessarily, that’s really not me. So please accept this apology with the sincerity from which it comes.
Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do.
Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s day.