Rod Stewart has found himself in the center of a little controversy after he made a supposed “Game of Thrones” parody that more or less resembled an ISIS beheading video. The since-deleted clip was posted to his wife’s Instagram page and depicted Stewart pretending to slice open his friend’s throat. The Instagram video immediately drew criticism for looking like an ISIS video, and some of it can still be seen here via BBC.
The 72-year-old singer has issued an apology, saying his actions were “misrepresented” and that he was simply recreating the infamous Red Wedding sequence from “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,” Stewart’s official apology reads. “Understandably, this has been misinterpreted and I send my deepest apologies to those who have been offended.”
Stewart is currently on a world tour, and the video was made before his show in Abu Dhabi.