George Lazenby insists he never intended to upset anyone following complaints about his jokes that allegedly included ‘downplaying’ the late Queen Elizabeth.
AceShowbiz –George Lazenby apologized after being kicked out of a live show following complaints about his on-stage stories. The “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” star insisted it was not his “intention” to anger people with his anecdotes from the height of his fame while appearing at “The Music of James Bond” in Perth, Australia on Saturday night (10.09.2022).
“I am sorry and saddened to hear that my stories in Perth on Saturday might have offended some people,” the 83-year-old actor said in a statement shared on social media. “It was never my intention to make hurtful or homophobic comments and I am truly sorry if my stories that I have shared many times, for example in the documentary ‘BECOMING BOND’, were taken that way.”
“I personally have friends within my close circle who are gay and I would never wish to offend anyone. Having been surrounded by strong women all my life, I have always admired and respected women and their wishes.”
“I figure my real achievements in my life are my kids, when my daughter Melanie recently got married, I was so proud. As I am of my other kids, Jennifer – who has made me a great granddad. My younger kids are doing well, George Jnr and my twins, Samuel and Kaitlin. Now in my 80s, family and friends are naturally what’s most important to me.”
This message to fans came after Concertworks dropped George from the tour’s dates in Melbourne citing “unacceptable” remarks made on stage in Perth, which according to the tickets is an event with no age restriction and apparently, there were children in the audience.
No recording of the incident has been released but attendees reported what went on in the theatre, according to interviews on local radio stations.
An audience member said, “He spent all of the interview just talking basically about his sexual conquests, he swore, he certainly wasn’t talking about his Bond movies, he downplayed the Queen, a day after she died. He named women he had slept with, and there were children in the audience, and a lot families who had brought their kids probably to their first classical music concert.”
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