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ROME, ITALY - MAY 9: Jason Momoa is seen visiting the Colosseum on May 9, 2022 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)

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In May of 2022, Jason Momoa shared a series of photos and videos of his visit to the Sistine Chapel, writing "I LOVE YOU ITALY. What a beautiful start to our day off enjoying ROMA." However, you may recall that photos of the chapel are infamously prohibited — and fans aren't happy with the actor.
One fan commented, "We can't take pics but ofc celebrities can [...] nothing against Jason ( I adore him) but it's not fair." Another wrote, "[...] I love you @prideofgypsies you can have the room cleared out just for you and take group pics. I mean just wow the privilege in famous folks [...] Goes to show what BS places like this are with their silly rules."
Momoa soon posted a lengthy (and shirtless) apology video on Instagram, telling Italian citizens, "[...] if you ever felt that I disrespected your culture, it wasn't my intention." He explained that he had gotten permission to take photos in the chapel, especially since fans had asked to take pictures with him there.
"I would never want to do anything to disrespect someone's culture," Momoa continued. "If I did, I apologize [...] I paid to have that private moment and gave a nice donation to the church. I love you." Taking photos at the Sistine Chapel is still largely prohibited due to the adverse effects of flash photography on the artwork.