Elliott gave his comments during a promotional episode for his series “1883,” a spin-off of “Yellowstone” for Paramount+, and appeared in final date Contestants TV event.
“I didn’t say it much,” Elliott said. “I’ve said some things that hurt people and I feel awful about it…I [said] who thought Jane Campion was a great manager. I want to apologize to the cast of “The Power of the Dog” – all the wonderful actors, especially Benedict Cumberbatch… I can’t help but say I’m sorry and so am I. I.”
Elliott went on to apologize for how his comments were received by the gay community.
“The gay community has been amazing to me throughout my career. I mean with all of my career, since before I started in this city. Friends on every level, in every job description – even today, with my agent, my dear friend of many years. I’m sorry. Because I’ve hurt any of those friends, anyone I love, and anyone else with the words I used,” Elliott continued.
Elliott’s original comments regarding “The Power of the Dog” surfaced when the actor appeared as a guest on “WTF Podcast With Marc Maron,” where the hour-long interview turned into a Netflix Western theme. Elliott compared the film’s portrayal of cowboys to Chippendale dancers and seemed disturbed by Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of a closed gay ranch.
“That’s what all the cowboys in that movie looked like… They run around in classes and don’t wear shirts. There are all these references to homosexuality throughout the movie,” Elliott said at the time. “Where is the West in this Western?”
When Campion was asked to respond to Elliot’s comments didn’t back down In revenge, he says diverse“I’m sorry, Beech has been a bit. He’s not a cowboy. He’s an actor.”
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