Oldman told Kimmel, "Once I saw it in print, I saw that it was insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed. I am a public figure, I should be an example and inspiration, and I am an a-hole. I am 56. I should know better. I extend my apology and my love and best wishes to my fanbase."
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Oldman continued, "Words have meaning and they carry weight, and they carry on long after you've said them. I don't condone or excuse the words that I used in any context. I just basically shouldn't have used them, in any context, but I did and I have deeply injured and wounded a great many people."
The appearance on “Kimmel” comes on the heels of Oldman's open apology letter to the Anti-Defamation League.
According to a statement from ADL director Abraham Foxman, the organization was displeased with Oldman's note, calling his apology "insufficient and not satisfactory."
Actor Gary Oldman made an appearance “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Wednesday night, where the actor called himself "an a-hole" for a slew of insensitive comments he made during a candid interview with Playboy.